NFL STAR CAM NEWTON TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL
The former #1 overall pick in the 2011 NFL draft has decided to re-enroll into Auburn University for the spring semester to continue working on his sociology degree.
The NFL star had left school to join the NFL and signed a 4-year, $22 million contact with the Carolina Panthers after getting drafted.
Newton also won the 2010 Heisman Trophy and led the Auburn Tigers to the 2010 BCS championship, which was their first in 53 years.
“He wants to focus on school and be a normal college student,” said Kirk Sampson, associate athletics director for communication.
The school also erected a statue of Newton this past spring outside of the Jordan-Hare Stadium to honor his one season with the Tigers, in which he threw for 30 touchdowns and rushed for 20 more. Newton tallied 4,327 yard of total offense.