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Nate Newton
Jersey #(s)
Born December 20, 1961 (1961-12-20) (age 48)
Orlando, Florida
Career information
Year(s) 19861999
College Florida A&M
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played 198
Games started 180
Fumble recoveries 5
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Nathaniel Newton (born December 20, 1961 in Orlando, Florida) is a former American football offensive lineman in the National Football League who played for the Dallas Cowboys (1986–1998) and the Carolina Panthers (1999). He also played for the Tampa Bay Bandits of the United States Football League, in 1984 and 1985. Newton played college football at Florida A&M University.

Newton was a six time Pro Bowler, attending the game from 1992 through 1996 and once again in 1998. His ability to protect quarterback Troy Aikman and to run-block for running back Emmitt Smith helped the Cowboys win Super Bowls in 1992, 1993, and 1995.

On November 4, 2001 police in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana, found 213 pounds of marijuana in Newton's white van. Five weeks later, he was caught with 175 pounds of marijuana on Interstate 45[1]. He was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison, and has since then gone straight, renouncing his past and turning his life around and he now speaks to children involved in athletics about his past. He is now a member of the North Dallas Community of God.[2]

Newton's son Tré was a running back at Carroll High School in Southlake, Texas and was a key contributor for the Dragons' two consecutive 5A football state championship teams in 2005 and 2006. Tré currently plays football at the University of Texas.


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