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Sunday Brunch: Irish Team Matures Along with Stadium

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Blue vs. Gold Spring Game

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Notre Dame 19, Boston College 16

Notre Dame defeats Boston College 19-16

NEWSOME’S PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS: Single-Game Punt Average (Sept. 26, 2015 vs. UMass, 52.4, 1st); Career Punt Average (2015-, 44.5, 1st)

NEWSOME’S HONORS & AWARDS: Ray Guy Award Candidate (2015)

NEWSOME’S CAREER HIGHS: Punt attempts: 7, at Clemson, Oct. 3, 2015; Punt yards: 289, vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016; Longest punt: 62, at Virginia, Sept. 12, 2015; Punt average: 52.4, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015; Punts fair caught: 2, vs. Georgia Tech, Sept. 19, 2015; 50+ yard punts: 3, 5x, last vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016; Punts downed inside the 20: 4, at Clemson, Oct. 3, 2015; Kickoffs: 10, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015; Kickoff yards: 624, vs. UMass, Sept. 26, 2015; Kickoff average: 63.8, vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016; Kickoff touchbacks: 3, 2x, last vs. Ohio State, Jan. 1, 2016; Tackles: 1, vs. Navy, Oct. 10, 2015

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015): A first-year playing sophomore who easily won the starting duties at punter and proved to be one of the nation’s best punters … also served as the primary kickoff specialist … holds the career school record punt average (minimum 50 punts) of 44.5 yards per punt … set a school record (minimum five punts) with his 52.4 per punt average against UMass (Sept. 26) … helped significantly at Clemson (Oct. 3) by leaving four of his season-high seven punts inside the Tiger 20-yard line … registered three tackles in punt coverage, recording solo stops against UMass and Clemson while sharing one at Stanford (Nov. 28) … dropped 21-of-55 (38.2 percent) punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line … ranked 15th in the nation in punting with a 44.5 yards per punt average … punted 55 times for 2,446 yards … allowed just 22 punt returns all season for 194 yards (8.8 yards per return) … had 21 punts of more than 50 yards with a long of 62 … forced seven fair catches with eight touchbacks … kicked off 84 times for a 61.6-yard average with 21 touchbacks … registered three punts of at least 50 yards in five different games … recorded at least three punts downed inside the 20-yard line in four different games … averaged 55.8 yards per punt (four for 223 yards), including three punts of at least 50 yards and one punt downed inside the 20-yard line at Virginia (Sept. 12).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014): Did not see action during the season ... served as the backup placekicker, punter and kickoff specialist.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Class AAAA all-state squad in 2013 ... handled kicks and punts for Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Georgia ... connected on all five field-goal attempts as a senior, nine of 11 as a junior in 2012 and three of four as a sophomore ... hit all 78 PATs as a senior, 52 of 53 as a junior and 22 of 24 as a sophomore ... 76 of 100 kickoffs in 2013 were touchbacks and 142 of 213 in career carried into end zone ... punted 20 times for 38.65-yard average in 2013 ... helped Carrollton to Georgia Class AAAA title game in 2013 and final 13-2 record ... kicked 34-yard field goal for 24-14 lead and later hit 23-yarder in 56-35 loss to Griffin in championship game ... helped Carrollton win semifinal round 46-44 over Marist in four overtimes ... played in Semper-Fidelis All-American Game in Carson, California ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in management consulting.

Tyler Newsome
Tyler  Newsome


Carrollton, GA

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3:30 PM
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11:30 AM
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2:30 PM
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Michigan State
East Lansing, Mich.
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