Cam Newton hops playground fence to play football with NC seventh-graders

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DAVIDSON, N.C. — Cam Newton surprised a group of North Carolina middle-school students by hopping over a playground fence and playing football with them.

WSOC reported that it happened Friday afternoon at the Community School of Davidson. Newton said he was filming a show in the area when he noticed a student nearby wearing his jersey.

The Carolina Panthers quarterback asked the school for permission to enter, hopped the fence and started playing football with the students.

“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,’” said Mimi Siadak, a seventh-grade teacher, at the school.

Newton also posed for a “dabbing” photo with the awestruck students.

“The students just herded all around him. I still can’t believe he did that,” Siadak said.