Newman in 2014.
No. 23 Cincinnati Bengals
|Date of birth:September 4, 1978|
|Place of birth: Salina, Kansas|
|College: Kansas State|
|NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5|
|Debuted in 2003 for the Dallas Cowboys|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Terence Newman (born September 4, 1978) is an American football cornerback for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Kansas State University, and received unanimous All-American recognition. The Dallas Cowboys selected him with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, and he has been chosen for the Pro Bowl twice.
Newman was born in Salina, Kansas. He attended Salina High School Central, where he played high school football for the Salina Central Mustangs. He was an all-state Class 5A selection, he won three varsity letters in basketball, three in track, two more varsity letters in football, and one in baseball. He graduated from Salina Central High School in 1998.
Newman attended Kansas State University, where he played for head coach Bill Snyder's Kansas State Wildcats football from 1998 to 2002. He redshirted his first year, and then played from 1999 to 2002. His first two seasons he was a backup, until he became a starter and a second-team Big 12 selection as a junior. During his college career he was also a special teams returner (second player in team history to score on a kickoff and punt return in the same season) and was used sparingly as a wide receiver.
As a senior in 2002, he recorded 54 tackles, five interceptions and 14 pass deflections, he was a first-team All-Big 12 selection, the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, and a unanimous first-team All-American. He also won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back, and was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation's best defensive player as a senior in 2002.
Track and Field
Newman won Big 12 Conference 100 meter dash outdoor champion in 2001 and 2002, with times of 10.20 and 10.34, respectively. He also won the Big 12 Conference 60 meter dash in indoor competition with a time of 6.62 seconds. He won the Big 12 Conference indoor co-performer of the year in 2002.
|60 meters||6.62||Lincoln, California||February 22, 2002|
|100 meters||10.20||Tucson, Arizona||March 23, 2002|
|200 meters||21.17||Lincoln, California||February 23, 2002|
2003 NFL Combine
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|5 ft 11 in||189 lb||4.37 s||1.56 s||2.61 s||3.83 s||6.88 s||38 in||11 ft 4 in||10 reps|
|All values from NFL Combine|
Newman was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys fifth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. Entering the league as a 25-year-old rookie he started all 16 games, making 76 tackles, one sack and four interceptions. Three of his interceptions came against the Washington Redskins, tying the team record for most picks in one game. The next year he started all sixteen games making 64 tackles and four interceptions.
In the 2005 season, he played in all 16 games making 59 tackles, one sack and three interceptions. He did not give up a single touchdown reception all season solidifying himself as a shut down corner and was also considered by head coach Bill Parcells as the best athlete on the roster. The next year he only gave up 2 touchdowns during the season and as a punt returner averaged 10.1 yards on 20 returns (fifth in NFC), including 56-yarder touchdown return against the Detroit Lions.
In 2007, he lost most of the preseason after being diagnosed with a torn plantar fascia in his right heel, which was an injury that he had to overcome throughout the year. He was inactive for the first two games and would later develop knee tendinitis. After battling these injuries, Newman was voted to the 2007 Pro Bowl, registering 50 tackles, four interceptions, 1 touchdown, 3 forced fumbles and 23 pass deflections. He played lockdown coverage all season allowing only sixteen receptions. After starting all 16 games each of his first four seasons, Newman started only 11 and missed three whole games due to injury. Three of his interceptions were game-changing plays. One interception preserved a win against the Washington Redskins, while another prevented a scoring drive from the Buffalo Bills which later allowed a game winning field goal by Nick Folk, and an interception for a touchdown against the New York Jets all but prevented any comeback attempt.
Newman agreed to a six-year, $50.2 million extension ($22.5 million of the contract was guaranteed over the first three years) on May 20, 2008. He missed all of training camp and three of the first 5 games with a diagnosed groin injury. On October 10, he underwent mid-season surgery on his groin. He returned in week 12 and though he was limited to 10 games on the year, he still was able to lead the team in interceptions (4).
In 2010, his health and production started to decline. On October 25, he left the game against the New York Giants after being diagnosed with a rib muscle strain. His play deteriorated in the latter part of the year, while trying to fight through the injury. He still finished with a career-high 5 interceptions.
In 2011, he again suffered a groin injury in preseason that forced him to miss more than a month, returning until week 3 of the regular season. Even though he led the Cowboys in interceptions (4) for the fifth time in his career and recorded 10 passes defensed (tied for the team lead), his effectiveness was severely criticized during the year.
Newman was released in a salary cap move on March 13, 2012. He led the Cowboys in interceptions five seasons, tying him with Everson Walls for the most in franchise history. He scored three touchdowns with the Cowboys. The first came in the final game of the 2006 season against the Detroit Lions, on a punt return. The second occurred on Thanksgiving Day 2007 against the New York Jets. Newman intercepted Kellen Clemens and returned it fifty yards for the score. The third was in week three of the 2009 season, returning a 27 yard interception off an attempted Jake Delhomme pass to wide receiver Steve Smith.
Newman signed as a free agent with the Cincinnati Bengals on April 11, 2012, reuniting him with former Cowboys defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer. That season he was a pleasant surprise, starting 15 games and being a key contributor to the league's ninth-ranked pass defense. He registered over 75 tackles (53 solo); as well as 14 passes defensed (led the team), two interceptions, a forced fumble, and two fumble returns.
He signed a new five-million dollar contract with the Bengals on April 1, 2013. He finished the season with 51 tackles, 2 interceptions, 14 passes defensed (second on team) and a fumble return for a touchdown. He missed the last three games and playoffs with a knee injury. The next year he registered 71 tackles (fifth on the team), 14 passes defensed (led the team) and one interception.
|Year||Team||GP||COMB||TOTAL||AST||SACK||FF||FR||FR YDS||INT||IR YDS||AVG IR||LNG||TD||PD|
- GP: games played
- COMB: combined tackles
- TOTAL: total tackles
- AST: assisted tackles
- SACK: sacks
- FF: forced fumbles
- FR: fumble recoveries
- FR YDS: fumble return yards
- INT: interceptions
- IR YDS: interception return yards
- AVG IR: average interception return
- LNG: longest interception return
- TD: interceptions returned for touchdown
- PD: passes defensed
- 2011 NCAA Football Records Book, Award Winners, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Indianapolis, Indiana, p. 11 (2011). Retrieved June 23, 2012.
- Big 12 Outdoor Records
- Big 12 Indoor Records
- Terence Newman, David Buehler cut
- Sources: Terence Newman to Cincy ESPN
- "Terence Newman Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 8 September 2014.