Cam Newton completed his degree in sociology from Auburn this week before signing a five-year, $103.8 million extension.
Newton recently sat down with ESPN’s Trey Wingo to talk about earning his degree. Here are portions of that interview, which aired Friday on "NFL Live", beginning with what it means to hear the words "college graduate."
"It just gives me so much chills," Newton told Wingo. "It’s like, I’m in the ... and the league class that so many people cherish, but I also can shine light to so many other people that was in the dark. Just to say, 'Why do I need my degree? I already got money. Why do I need my degree?' ... It's not about how it may seem to you. It just makes sense.
"I’m Cam Newton. I’m a graduate of ... of ... of a college. Not only a college, one of the best colleges. Or in my opinion, the best college, you know, in the nation at Auburn University."