Cam Newton grants wish for Auburn Tiger fan

Panthers quarterback Cam Newton

Quarterback Cam Newton #1 of the Carolina Panthers looks on during a post game interview after the Carolina Panthers defeated the Washington Redskins 26-15 at FedExField on December 19, 2016 in Landover, Maryland.

He's known for his Sunday giveaways.

Well, it turns out Courtney's efforts paid off, as Cam Newton caught wind of Austin's struggle as well as his wish and chose to pay him a visit on Tuesday (Dec. 27).

The former Auburn and current Carolina Panthers star quarterback stopped by a hospital in Atlanta to make the wish of a young Tigers superfan come true.

He's also a big Auburn fan and last week his teacher made a plea on Facebook to invite the young boy's favourite player, Cam Newton, to come and visit him. It also came just days before Deckard is scheduled to have a stent implanted.


About a week ago, one of Deckard's schoolteachers, Courtney Cooper, started a campaign on Facebook to have Deckard meet his hero.

Just before Thanksgiving, I was headed to an Auburn football game. After Austin told her he wished he could meet Newton, she began the effort to make it happen. "Austin was in awe of this".

"I knew it would get shared but I had no idea it would get this big", said Cooper.

Newton gave Deckard a bag of sports goodies and the two played with Nerf guns, WSOC reported.

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