Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/19/14
Auburn University is a place of great success for Cam Newton. In his only year with the Tigers, Newton led Auburn to an undefeated season and a national title, while being awarded the Heisman Trophy and being the No. 1 pick of the 2011 NFL Draft. On Tuesday, it was announced that Newton will return to Auburn this spring – only this time, he will be looking to become successful in the classroom instead on the football field, according to The Associated Press. Auburn spokesperson Kirk Sampson has confirmed that Newton is currently enrolled in classes for the spring semester, working on earning his degree in sociology. The AP went on to report that Newton will not grant interviews and is focused on being a student. Auburn was one of three stops for Newton in college. He began his collegiate career at the University of Florida and spent the 2007 and 2008 seasons in Gainesville before transferring to Blinn College, a junior college located in Brenham, Tex. In his one season at Auburn, Newton threw 30 touchdown passes to only seven interceptions, while rushing for over 1,400 yards with 20 scores. Following a record-breaking rookie season, Newton and the Panthers struggled through an up-and-down 2012 season, finishing at 7-9. Newton was down in both passing yards and touchdowns from his rookie campaign, however he was better down the stretch throwing five touchdowns and only two picks during the Panthers’ four-game winning streak to close out the season.
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Adrian Peterson goes on social media rant regarding contract

Report: John Wall, friends kicked off plane in Las Vegas

Broncos OT Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL in practice

Report: Buffalo Sabres to hire Dan Bylsma as head coach

Marc Trestman will make Joe Flacco a Pro Bowler


Could Tyrod Taylor be the Buffalo Bills’ savior?

Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau after five seasons

LeSean McCoy refuses to return Chip Kelly's calls

Brandon Marshall and Geno Smith are living together

Ex-Blue Devil tweeted Durham police pulled gun on him

Nick Saban gives Jim McElwain a ringing endorsement

Which MLB teams are most changed since Opening Day?

Seattle Mariners: Back to .500

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

McElwain compliments Muschamp culture at UF, previous staff 'snakebit'

Montreal mayor to meet Manfred in hopes of getting a franchise back

Five things we'd like to see on 'Hard Knocks' with the Texans

Chipper Jones challenged military veteran to fight

President Obama answers NBA questions on Twitter

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning for ditching movie

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Ronda Rousey upset with Bethe Correia for suicide comments

The Cleveland Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

JJ Watt doesn't care for chance to be on 'Hard Knocks'

Ryan Clady suffers torn ACL

'Entourage' creator rips Eli Manning

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Brandon Marshall, Geno Smith are roommates

The Cavaliers are top (under)dogs

Bryce Harper on his breakout

WATCH: Jon Lester sets MLB hitless record

Six moves that made the Warriors NBA title contenders

USA Soccer, CONCACAF losers in FIFA’s ‘World Cup of fraud’

The 3-point shot has become a divisive metaphor in the NBA

Corey Crawford is the weakest link for the Blackhawks

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.