August 10, 1971|
San Bernardino, California
|High school:||Rialto (CA) Eisenhower|
|NFL Draft:||1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32|
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Craig Newsome (born August 10, 1971) is a former NFL cornerback who was drafted in the first round of the 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.
He played for Eisenhower High School in Rialto, CA with Ronnie Lott and attended San Bernardino Valley College and later transferred to Arizona State University. He has three children. Garrett Newsome, Alexis Newsome, and Alena Newsome. They live in Holmen, Wisconsin with their mother Tara Johnson Newsome, who competed at Miss USA as Miss Wisconsin USA 1997. Garrett currently attends The Ohio State University. Alexis will be attending Xavier University on a volleyball scholarship in the fall of 2013. Alena attends Pickerington Central High School
The Packers drafted Newsome with the 32nd pick in the 1995 NFL Draft. 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
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, where his son Craig Newsome Jr. plays.