|Date of birth:||May 17, 1958|
|Place of birth:||Ahoskie, North Carolina|
|NFL Draft:||1980 / Round: 6 / Pick: 162|
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Newsome played college football at Winston-Salem State University, where he is the second-leading rusher in school history with 3,843 yards and also one of the leading all-time rushers in the history of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).
The 1977 and 1978 football teams, which were coached by Bill Hayes, were two of the best teams in school and CIAA history. They went undefeated each season and were led by Newsome and fellow running backs Arrington Jones and Randy Bolton. They ran the Veer offense.
Those Rams teams dominated their competition. In 1977, they went 11-0 but bypassed the Division II playoffs to play in the Gold Bowl in Richmond, Va. where they lost to South Carolina State University 10-7. In 1978, they went 11-0 again, won their first playoff game (17-0 over California State Poly) and then lost to Delaware State University 41-0 in the second round.
In 1993, he was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame.
At the end od the 1984 season, Newsome won the starting fullback job from Ron Springs. During his career he became an all-purpose utility back (he even played some tight end), rushing for 1,226 yards with 19 rushing touchdowns. He also had 212 catches for 1,966 yards and 11 receiving touchdowns. In 1990 he was selected to the Dallas Cowboys all-decade team by the Dallas Cowboys Weekly Newspaper.
In 1991, Newsome founded Newtec Business Solutions, a firm that specializes in providing technology products and services to the small- to medium-sized business sector in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
- ↑ http://www2.journalnow.com/sports/2010/feb/01/ram-pride-hayes-returns-home-to-wssu-to-rebuild-at-ar-181272/
- ↑ http://cfreference.net/cfr/bowls/gold-bowl/151;jsessionid=C062EA3CBEFD1DF477B97C3FBCCB2E5C
- ↑ "1980 NFL Draft". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/draft/1980.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-27.
- ↑ "Timmy Newsome". Pro Football Reference. http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/N/NewsTi00.htm. Retrieved 2010-02-27.