Cam Newton sets NFL QB rushing TD record

December 4, 2011
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (1) reacts after scoring on a one-yard run during the first quarter of an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Brian Blanco)

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Carolina rookie Cam Newton has run for three touchdowns against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, breaking the NFL single-season record for rushing TDs by a quarterback.

The 2010 Heisman Trophy winner scored his 11th, 12th and 13th rushing TDs of the season on a trio of 1-yard runs, helping the Panthers to a 38-12 lead in the fourth quarter.

Newton broke the previous record of 12, set by New England's Steve Grogan in 1976.