CHARLOTTE, N.C. – According to one website, Cam Newton is well on his way to changing the world.
NBC has joined The Grio in recognizing 100 African Americans making a difference this year and the Panthers Pro Bowl quarterback was recently chosen.
The release coincides with the first day of Black History month, and Newton was one of 10 athletes to make the list.
"Certainly when you look in the sports world, Cam Newton is one of the brightest stars. We believe he has a bright future," said David Wilson, the Executive Editor of TheGrio.com.
African Americans representing service and activism, technology and science, popular culture, politics, media, health, education, business and arts and culture comprised the list.
"This list is about people who we will be reading about in the next 15 to 20 years," Wilson added. "We love this list because we get to make some projections.
"We think he is going to make a huge impact in the sports world."
Click here to see the entire list from The Grio.