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Cam Newton Calls Auburn "Running Back U" After Cameron Artis-Payne Rips Big Run

Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, who led his team to a Super Bowl berth in 2015, is one of the most successful signal-callers in the NFL these days. But he hasn't forgotten where he came from.

Monday, at Panthers practice, former Auburn running back Cameron Artis-Payne, who was drafted by Carolina in the fifth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, ripped off a big run. Newton reminded everyone that Artis-Payne is a former Auburn Tiger, and proclaimed the school "Running Back U."


— Nick Carboni (@NickCarboniWCNC)

Cameron Artis-Payne rips a big run. Cam says "That's why he went to Auburn! That's running back U!" #Panthers@wcnc

— Nick Carboni (@NickCarboniWCNC) August 1, 2016

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Artis-Payne, in 2015, rushed for 183 yards and a touchdown on 45 attempts. We'll see if he plays a bigger role for the team in 2016.