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Terence Newman

Newman in a 2009 game.
No. 41     Dallas Cowboys
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: September 4, 1978 (1978-09-04) (age 31)
Place of birth: Salina, Kansas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Kansas State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Debuted in 2003 for the Dallas Cowboys
Career history
 As player:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2009
Tackles     410
Sacks     2.0
Interceptions     23
Stats at NFL.com

Terence Newman (born September 4, 1978 in Salina, Kansas) is a starting American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League. He played in the 2008 pro-bowl and has 23 interceptions in his career.

Newman's college football career was at Kansas State University from 1998-2002, competing from 1999-2002, under legendary head coach Bill Snyder. At Kansas State he received Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year honors and won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back before being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys fifth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He also ran track, winning the Big 12 Conference 100 meter dash outdoor competition in 2001 and 2002, with times of 10.29 and 10.34, respectively, the Big 12 Conference 60 yard dash in indoor competition with a time of 6.65, and was recognized as the Big 12 Conference indoor co-performer of the year in 2002.

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High School Years

Newman attended High School in Salina, Kansas. At Salina Central he won three varsity letters in basketball and one in track, two more varsity letters in football, and one in baseball. He graduated from Salina Central High School in 1998.

College career

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Football

Newman played college football at Kansas State University from 1998-2002 under legendary head coach Bill Snyder. He redshirted his first year, and then played from 1999-2002. He was an All-American, was the Big 12 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back and was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation best defensive player as a senior in 2002. Newman was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys fifth overall in the 2003 NFL Draft.

Track and Field

Newman won the Big 12 Conference 100 meter dash outdoor champion in 2001 and 2002, with times of 10.29 and 10.34, respectively. [1] He also won the Big 12 Conference 60 yard dash in indoor competition with a time of 6.65. He won the Big 12 Conference indoor co-performer of the year in 2002.[2]

Professional career

In his rookie season Newman started all 16 games, making seventy-six tackles, one sack and four interceptions. Three of his interceptions came against the Washington Redskins, tying the team record for most picks in game. In the 2004 season, he started all sixteen games making 64 tackles and four interceptions.

In the 2005 season, Newman played in all 16 games making 59 tackles, one sack and three interceptions. Newman did not give up a single TD reception all season solidifying himself as a shut down corner. Newman was also considered by Bill Parcells as the best athlete on the roster.

Terence Newman has scored three touchdowns in his career. The first came in the final game of the 2006 season against Detroit, on a punt return. The second occurred on Thanksgiving Day 2007 against the New York Jets. Newman intercepted Kellen Clemens and returned it fifty yards for the score. The third was in week 3 of the 2009 season, returning a 27 yard interception off an attempted Jake Delhomme pass to Wide receiver Steve Smith.

2007

Newman was voted to the 2008 Pro Bowl after recording four interceptions (tying career high), 50 total tackles, 1 touchdown, 3 FF, and 23 pass deflections. Terence Newman played lockdown coverage all season allowing only sixteen receptions despite playing with a torn plantar fascia in his right heel. After starting all 16 games each of his first four seasons, Newman started only 11 and missed three whole games due to injury. Three of Newmans interceptions were game-changing plays. One INT preserved a win against the Washington Redskins, while another prevented a scoring drive from the Buffalo Bills which later allowed a game winning field goal by Nick Folk, and an interception for a TD against the New York Jets all but prevented any comeback attempt. Newman agreed to a six-year, $50.2 million extension with the Cowboys on May 20, 2008. Over $22.5 million of the contract is guaranteed over the first three years of the deal.

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