Fourth-year head coach Matt Wells welcomes back 12 starters (O-9, D-3) and 38 letterwinners (O-20, D-15, S-3) from last year's team that finished tied for second in the Mountain Division of the Mountain West with a 5-3 record, and played in its school-record fifth-straight bowl game.
2014 (JR) Played in all 14 games and made seven starts... Finished the year ranking fourth on the team with 24 receptions for 226 yards (9.4 ypc), and ranked tied for third on the team with two receiving touchdowns... Rushed for 56 yards on five carries (11.2 ypc) with one touchdown... Had a season-high six receptions for a season-best 98 yards with a season-high two touchdowns from seven and 22 yards in USU's 35-20 win at No. 18 BYU (10/3)... Also scored one rushing touchdown on the season with a 59-yard run against New Mexico (11/15)... Added five receptions for 29 yards against San José State (11/21).
JUNIOR COLLEGE:Earned Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KYCCC) second-team honors as a sophomore at Dodge City (Kan.) Community College, as he had 33 receptions for 393 yards (11.9 ypr) with three touchdowns, and also rushed for 211 yards on 19 carries (11.1 ypc) with three touchdowns... Also returned seven kickoffs for 92 yards (13.1 ypr).
PREVIOUS SCHOOL:Played in five games for West Virginia as a true freshman during the 2012 season... Did not record any stats.
HIGH SCHOOL:Earned Florida Class 2A first-team all-state honors as a wide receiver as he led Palm Beach County with 950 receiving yards on 31 receptions (30.6 ypr), while ranking fourth with 10 touchdown receptions... Was also named a Class 5A-4A-3A-2A first-team defender as a prep senior as he recorded seven interceptions... Named to the Palm Beach Post Small Schools first-team offense during his senior season... Finished his junior campaign being named to the Sun Sentinel Class 2A-2B-1A-1B honorable mention team as he had 18 receptions for 534 yards (29.7 ypr) with six touchdowns... Was a three-year starter at Village Academy (Fla.) High School... Was invited to play in the 2011 Palm Beach County/Treasure Coast All-Star game and the 2011 Nike South Florida All-Star game... Ranked as the 11th-best player in the state of Florida by the Palm Beach Post Gametime Top 100 following his senior season... Also played basketball all four years in high school and spent two years on the track & field team, competing in the 100m, 200m, long jump and relay teams.
PERSONAL: Born Oct. 29, 1993... Son of Takeisha Newbold... Cousin, Jeff Blanchard, played running back at Florida Atlantic... Cousin, Todney Evans, is a defensive end at Middle Tennessee... Cousin, Tevin Spells, is a running back at Tennessee State... Cousin, Malik Brown, is a defensive lineman at Tennessee... Will graduate from Utah State in the spring of 2016 with a degree in sociology.
CAREER HIGHS - Catches: 6, twice; Yards: 119, at Utah (9/11/15); Long Catch: 51, at Utah (9/11/15); TD: 2, at BYU (10/3/14).
CAREER HIGHS - Rushes: 1, nine times; Yards: 59, vs. New Mexico (11/15/14); Long Rush: 59, vs. New Mexico (11/15/14); TD: 1, vs. New Mexico (11/15/14).
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