Ed Newman

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Ed Newman
No. 64
Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1951-06-04) June 4, 1951 (age 63)
Place of birth: Brooklyn, New York
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Weight: 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school: Syosset (NY)
College: Duke
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 6 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 1973 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Edward Kenneth Newman (born June 4, 1951) is a former Offensive Guard who, from 1973 to 1984, played 12 seasons with the Miami Dolphins.[1]

Early life[edit]

Hailing from Woodbury, New York, Newman enrolled in 1969 at Duke University on an athletic scholarship. He participated in two sports: twice earning All Conference honors in football and twice as a heavyweight wrestler. In 1973, Newman graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. The Miami Dolphins drafted Newman in the sixth round of the 1973 NFL Draft.

Football career[edit]

In his football career, the Dolphins went to three Super Bowls: Minnesota Vikings (1973 win), Washington Redskins (1982 loss), and San Francisco 49'ers (1984 loss); and Newman was selected by his peers to the Pro Bowl four times (1981, 1982, 1983, and 1984).[2]

During his NFL career, Newman spearheaded a community drive for blood donations on behalf of the South Florida Blood Service. This and other charitable efforts resulted in the renaming of Northwest 17th Street (Miami, Florida) to "Ed Newman Street." He continues to support and participate in many charitable events to this date.

Law career[edit]

In 1984, while playing pro football by day, Newman enrolled in the night division of the law school at the University of Miami. After graduation in 1987, Newman practiced law as a litigating attorney for seven years. In 1994, Newman was elected County Court Judge in Miami, Florida, and began his first term in January 1995. He presently serves at the Richard E. Gerstein Criminal Justice Building.[2]

Monday, August 11, 2014, will be Judge Ed Newman's last day on the bench. He has decided that he has had enough of the legal world and now intends to move to the Himalayas to teach Tibetan monks to play football.

Honors[edit]

Newman, who is Jewish,[1][2] has been inducted into the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in the Wingate Institute, outside of Netanya, in Israel. He was also inducted into the Duke University Hall of Fame.

Personal life[edit]

Newman married his wife Cathy in 1977. They have two daughters – Stephani and Holly Newman.

Newman serves on the Miami Dolphins Alumni Board of Directors, the University of Miami – School of Law – Alumni Board, and the Board of Transition, Inc.

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