Cam Newton joins shirtless Bruce Pearl in student section ahead of Auburn vs. Georgia game.
The student section at Jordan-Hare Stadium was a true who’s who of Auburn royalty, as former Heisman Trophy-winning quarterback Cam Newton made an appearance to support the Tigers 18 in the rankings in his attempt to defeat No. 2 Georgia.
Newton, sporting an orange feathered cap, wasn’t the only big name in the stands. He was joined by Bruce Pearl and a myriad of other Auburn fans and students who were yelling to help cheer on the home team. The Auburn men’s basketball coach was particularly in the spirit, ripping off his shirt and showing his Auburn fandom.
The trip to Auburn was Newton’s first in some time; The 2010 Heisman winner and 2015 NFL MVP is currently a free agent, and the Patriots fired him after a year when rookie quarterback Mac Jones took over as starting quarterback for the New England Patriots.
Pearl, in his eighth year as the coach of the Auburn men’s basketball team, has led the program to a regular-season conference championship, a conference tournament championship, and two NCAA spots, the last of which saw the Tigers make it to the Final Four.
Unfortunately for Auburn, neither Pearl nor Newton could do much to help the Tigers on the field. They were comfortably beaten by the Bulldogs, 34-10.