NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Spends Off-Season at College to Earn His Degree

Cam Newton (Image: Twitter)

With it now being NFL offseason, Carolina Panthers star quarterback Cameron Newton is returning to his old stomping grounds, Auburn University, to complete his degree.

After winning the BCS National Championship, Newton decided to forgo his senior year of college to start his career as a professional athlete. He was drafted first round in the 2011 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers, which is the same year he was selected as the winner of the Heisman Trophy.

Now, returning to the university for the third straight spring semester, Newton is making strides to complete his sociology degree and is reportedly on track to graduate this coming May.

article by Courtney Connley via blackenterprise.com

One thought on “NFL Quarterback Cam Newton Spends Off-Season at College to Earn His Degree”

  1. Good for Cam! This is why I never buy into the idea that athletes shouldn’t leave college early just to make money. First of all, who goes to college for a reason other than future income potential? Secondly, you can always go back and get your degree. There are only so many years you can make make millions as an athlete.

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