WOFFORD, SC (WBTV) - Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton is starting off the team's training camp with a little sentiment.
During an interview session on the first day, the starter showed off his normal good fashion, with one thing extra showcased - the hospital arm band from his December 2014 crash.
The band says "Fall Risk" and Newton says its a reminder to appreciate life.
"I'm the type of person, especially with the things that I've went through for the past couple of years, that make the most and appreciate the many blessings that I have on any day," Newton said during an interview. "Like my father always told me, 'One day you're gonna be on top of the world and the next day the world can be on top of you'."
The quarterback has been publicly open with his faith and feelings on the crash where he suffered two transverse fractures in his lower back in the collision near Bank of America Stadium.
"God had his hands on me," he said in his first interview just days after the crash. "I'm on somebody's fantasy league and I think it's the man upstairs."
Newton said he felt fortunate to be alive after looking at the accident scene.
"I'm looking at this truck and I'm looking at this accident and I'm like, dude one plus one ain't equaling two cause I'm looking at this truck and I'm like man somebody's supposed to be dead," he said in December. "I'm just glad that I have breath in my lungs and I'm still here."