Originally posted on Helmet2Helmet  |  Last updated 1/15/13

Cam is back on campus.

Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn tweeted Tuesday that Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has returned to his alma mater to finish his degree.

https://twitter.com/CoachGusMalzahn/status/291215344587132928

Newton prematurely left Auburn in 2010, when he became Carolina's No. 1 overall draft pick.

Kirk Sampson, who's a part of the university's athletic department, told WSFA 12 News that Newton is working toward a degree in sociology. There's no fanfare or interviews (or photobombing) taking place; Newton is just "focusing on being a student."

It's encouraging to see someone like Newton, often criticized for immature behavior, spending his downtime productively. Perhaps the light bulb is flicking on for the 23-year-old.

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