Cam Newton saw seventh-graders playing, so he stopped to join them

Shutdown Corner

Recess sure has gotten a lot more interesting since I was in school.

The seventh-grade students at Community School of Davidson will always remember Friday as the day the reigning NFL MVP dropped in unannounced to play football with them for a little bit.

WSOC reported on Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton's unexpected visit. He was filming for a show in the area, saw someone on the playground wearing his jersey, so he stopped. Newton asked the teachers their permission to play (how polite), so he hopped a fence and started throwing around the football with them.

Scroll to continue with content

The video WSOC had is fun and awesome, especially how most of the kids just follow around Newton like he's the Pied Piper, because I guess how else do you react when the NFL's hottest superstar comes to hang out for a bit?

( screen shot)
( screen shot)

"I saw one girl crying and hyperventilating and when I asked, 'Sweetheart what's wrong?' she said, 'That was just the best moment of my life,'" Mimi Siadak, a seventh-grade teacher at the school, told WSOC.

Pretty darn cool.

- - - - - - -

Frank Schwab is the editor of Shutdown Corner on Yahoo Sports. Have a tip? Email him at or follow him on Twitter!

What to Read Next