Harry Newsome

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Harry Newsome
Date of birth (1963-01-25) January 25, 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Cheraw, South Carolina
Career information
Position(s) P
College Wake Forest
NFL draft 1985 / Round: 8 / Pick 214
Career history
As player
1985–1989 Pittsburgh Steelers
1990–1993 Minnesota Vikings
Awards 1985 Joe Greene Great Performance Award
Career stats

Harry Newsome (born January 25, 1963 in Cheraw, South Carolina) is a former professional American football player who played punter for nine seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minnesota Vikings. Harry holds the record for the longest punt in Three Rivers Stadium of 84 yards. He shares with Herman Weaver the NFL record for most of his own punts blocked in a career with 14. In 1988, he set the NFL record for most of his own punts blocked in a season with 6.[1]

Today, Newsome lives in his hometown, Cheraw, SC. He has three children, Joshua, Laurin, and Cody. After retirement, Newsome founded his own landscaping company. He also is a receiver and special teams coach at Cheraw High School, as well as head golf coach.


  1. ^ Loede, Matt (2013). 100 Things Steelers Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die. Triumph Books. p. 42. ISBN 9781623683016. Retrieved 6 October 2016.