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.