Timmy Newsome

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Timmy Newsome
No. 30
Position: Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1958-05-17) May 17, 1958 (age 59)
Place of birth: Ahoskie, North Carolina
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 232 lb (105 kg)
Career information
High school: Ahoskie
College: Winston-Salem State
NFL Draft: 1980 / Round: 6 / Pick: 162
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • CIAA All-Star (1977, 1978, 1979)
  • CIAA Offensive Player of the Year (1979)
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 121
Carries: 342
Rushing Yards: 1,226
Receptions: 212
Receiving Yards: 1,966
Touchdowns: 30
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Timothy Arthur Newsome (born May 17, 1958) is a former American football fullback in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Winston-Salem State University.

Early days[edit]

Newsome attended Ahoskie High School, before moving on to Winston-Salem State University. He became the second-leading rusher in school history with 3,843 yards and also one of the leading all-time rushers in the history of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA).

The 1977 and 1978 football teams, which were coached by Bill Hayes, were two of the best teams in school history. They went undefeated each season and were led by Newsome and fellow running backs Arrington Jones and Randy Bolton, employing the Veer offense.[1]

Those Rams teams dominated their competition. In 1977, they went 11-0 but bypassed the Division II playoffs to play in the Gold Bowl in Richmond, Va. where they lost to South Carolina State University 10-7. In 1978, they went 11-0 again, won their first playoff game (17-0 over California State Poly) and then lost to Delaware State University 41-0 in the second round.

In 1993, he was inducted into the CIAA Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Winston-Salem State University Athletic Hall Of Fame.

Professional career[edit]

Newsome was selected in the sixth round (162nd overall) of the 1980 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys and made the team by beating out Scott Laidlaw.

He was a big, strong, and talented tailback that was moved to fullback because the Cowboys already had future Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett. By the end of the 1984 season, Newsome won the starting fullback job from Ron Springs.

During his career he became an all-purpose utility back, playing also snaps at tight end.[2] In 1986, he was the team's third leading receiver with 48 receptions.

Newsome was waived on August 30, 1989. He spent most of his 9 seasons as a blocker and receiver out of the backfield, behind Cowboys legends Dorsett and Herschel Walker. He rushed for 1,226 yards with 19 rushing touchdowns and had 1,966 receiving yards with 11 receiving touchdowns. In 1990, he was selected to the Dallas Cowboys all-decade team by the Dallas Cowboys Weekly Newspaper.

Personal life[edit]

In 1991, he founded Newtec Business Solutions, a firm that specializes in providing technology products and services to the small- to medium-sized business sector in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.[3]


  1. ^ "Former Ram Newsome: It's good to be home". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Newsome Enjoys Being Cowboys' Quiet Handyman". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  3. ^ "About the Owner". Retrieved February 19, 2017. 

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