June 4, 1951 |
Brooklyn, New York
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school:||Syosset (NY)|
|NFL Draft:||1973 / Round: 6 / Pick: 156|
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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.
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).
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.
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 alongside his bailiff and former Dolphin's teammate Tony Nathan.
Newman, who is Jewish, 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. He was also inducted, alongside a host of othe former Miami Dolphins players, into the St. Thomas University (FL) Sports Hall of Fame in 2015.
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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