|Date of birth:March 23, 1963|
|Place of birth: Orlando, Florida|
|High School: Jones High School|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)|
|College: University of Florida|
|NFL Draft: 1985 / Round: 6 / Pick: 164|
|Debuted in 1985 for the Minnesota Vikings|
|Last played in 1993 for the Kansas City Chiefs|
|* Minnesota Vikings ( 1985– 1989)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First-team All-SEC (1984)|
|Career NFL statistics as of 1993|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
|Stats at DatabaseFootball.com|
Timothy Reginald Newton (born March 23, 1963) is a former American college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Newton played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.
Early years[edit | edit source]
College career[edit | edit source]
Newton received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Charley Pell and coach Galen Hall's Florida Gators football teams from 1981 to 1984. As a senior in 1984, Newton was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and a second-team All-American.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
The Minnesota Vikings selected Newton in the sixth round (164th pick overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft, and he played for the Vikings for five seasons from 1985 to 1989. He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1990 and 1991, and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1992 and 1993. In his eight-season NFL career, Newton played in a total of 108 regular season games, and started forty-seven of them.
Football family[edit | edit source]
He is the younger brother of Nate Newton, who also played in the NFL.
See also[edit | edit source]
- Florida Gators
- Florida Gators football, 1980–89
- History of the Minnesota Vikings
- List of Florida Gators football All-Americans
- List of Florida Gators football players
- List of Kansas City Chiefs players
References[edit | edit source]
- Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Tim Newton. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- databaseFootball.com, Players, Tim Newton. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide, University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 87, 96, 184 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
- Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1985 National Football League Draft. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
- National Football League, Historical Players, Tim Newton. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
Bibliography[edit | edit source]
- Carlson, Norm, University of Florida Football Vault: The History of the Florida Gators, Whitman Publishing, LLC, Atlanta, Georgia (2007). ISBN 0-7948-2298-3.
- Golenbock, Peter, Go Gators! An Oral History of Florida's Pursuit of Gridiron Glory, Legends Publishing, LLC, St. Petersburg, Florida (2002). ISBN 0-9650782-1-3.
- Hairston, Jack, Tales from the Gator Swamp: A Collection of the Greatest Gator Stories Ever Told, Sports Publishing, LLC, Champaign, Illinois (2002). ISBN 1-58261-514-4.
- McCarthy, Kevin M., Fightin' Gators: A History of University of Florida Football, Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina (2000). ISBN 978-0-7385-0559-6.
- Nash, Noel, ed., The Gainesville Sun Presents The Greatest Moments in Florida Gators Football, Sports Publishing, Inc., Champaign, Illinois (1998). ISBN 1-57167-196-X.