Caylin Newton looking to transfer from Howard

Howard University quarterback Caylin Newton. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Howard University quarterback Caylin Newton. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Caylin Newton, who played at Grady High, is considering transferring from Howard, according to the Undefeated.

Newton, the younger brother of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, led the Bison to the biggest point-spread upset in the history of college football as a freshmen when they upset UNLV.

Newton “is weighing his options about his future” after informing the university Friday that he would not be playing in Saturday’s home game against Bethune-Cookman, a source told the Undefeated.

The decision comes after four games — which is the maximum number of games a college football player can play in and still qualify for a redshirt season.

Newton is set to graduate in three years in May and would have two years of eligibility. Newton's success was under former Howard coach Mike London, who left for William and Mary.

First-year coach Ron Prince has had a bumpy start to his tenure and has alienated some of the supporters and players with “radio-active, yelling coaching style.” The Bison were pummeled 79-0 by Maryland to open the season.

After losing 37-29 to Bethune Cookman on Saturday, Howard dropped to 1-4.

Newton was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) preseason player of the year and was named the MEAC’s offensive player of the year last season.

In the historic win over UNLV, Newton rushed for 190 yards and passed for 140 yards while having a hand in on three touchdowns in the 43-40 win. The Bison were 45-point underdogs entering the game.

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