Craig Newsome

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Craig Newsome
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Personal information
Born: (1971-08-10) August 10, 1971 (age 52)
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Rialto (CA) Eisenhower
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
INT yards:51
Player stats at

Craig Newsome (born August 10, 1971) is an American former professional football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, where he played for four years. He won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers, beating the New England Patriots. He was later traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 1999.[1]

Amateur career[edit]

Newsome played for Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, the same high school as Ronnie Lott, and attended San Bernardino Valley College before transferring to Arizona State.

NFL career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+12 in
(1.82 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
8+58 in
(0.22 m)
4.74 s 1.70 s 2.73 s 4.56 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
9 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

The Packers drafted Newsome in the first round with the 32nd pick in the 1995 NFL Draft.[3] He was the starting cornerback on the 1996 Green Bay Packers championship team. He also had a forced fumble and an interception in Super Bowl XXXI. On September 19, 1999 the Packers traded Newsome to the 49ers.

Post NFL career[edit]

Newsome coached the La Crosse River Rats of the Indoor Football League in 2000, located in La Crosse Wisconsin. He currently resides in Holmen, Wisconsin where he is a coach on the Holmen High School football team.


  1. ^ "Craig Newsome Stats".
  2. ^ "Craig Newsome, Combine Results, CB - Arizona State". Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing". Retrieved March 31, 2023.

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