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 2013
|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. In his rookie season Newman started all 16 games, making seventy-six tackles, one sack and four interceptions. Three of his interceptions came against the Washington Redskins, tying the team record for most picks in game. In the 2004 season, he started all sixteen games making 64 tackles and four interceptions.
In the 2005 season, Newman played in all 16 games making 59 tackles, one sack and three interceptions. Newman did not give up a single touchdown reception all season solidifying himself as a shut down corner. Newman was also considered by Bill Parcells as the best athlete on the roster.
Newman led the Cowboys in interceptions five seasons, tying him with Everson Walls for the most in franchise history. He has scored three touchdowns in his career. 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 was voted to the 2007 Pro Bowl after recording four interceptions (tying career high), 50 total tackles, 1 touchdown, 3 FF, and 23 pass deflections. Newman played lockdown coverage all season allowing only sixteen receptions despite playing with a torn plantar fascia in his right heel. 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 Newman's 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 with the Cowboys on May 20, 2008. Over $22.5 million of the contract was guaranteed over the first three years of the deal.
In 2012 he started 15 games and accumulated over 75 tackles—53 solo and 22 assisted—as well as 10 passes defended, two interceptions, a forced fumble, and two fumble returns.
Newman signed a new five-million dollar contract with the Bengals on April 1, 2013.
|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