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Tony Newson
Tony Newson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Las Vegas, Nev.

High School:
Cheyenne HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 233

Position:
Linebacker

Birthdate:
09/11/1979

Experience:
3L

  • Second-team all-Big West (1999)
  • First-team all-Big West (The Sporting News) (1999)
Quickly: Missed last year with an injury and should be USU?s leader on defense in 2001. 2000 (RS): Missed the season while recovering from shoulder surgery. 1999 (Jr.): Earned second-team all-Big West honors by the league coaches and first-team all-league honors by the Football News... His 10.6 tackles per game were third in the Big West... Was fourth on the team in tackles with 95, while playing in just nine games due to a shoulder injury... Had five stops for loss, including two sacks... Recorded 21 tackles against Idaho, while recording 15 at Georgia, 13 against BYU and 12 against New Mexico State. 1998 (So.): Was the top backup at all of the linebacker spots... Recorded 40 tackles, while playing in all 11 games... Had four tackles for loss and recovered one fumble... Had 10 tackles against Idaho for a season-best... Second-best game statistically was a nine-tackle performance against Utah in the season-opener. 1997 (Fr.): Recorded 10 tackles while seeing action as a backup linebacker and on special teams... Recorded four tackles against New Mexico State and followed that performance with two stops at Idaho. High School: Played rover and tight end at Cheyenne High School in Las Vegas... Earned first-team all-conference honors as a senior and was second-team all-conference as a junior... Was tabbed second-team all-division each of his last two seasons as well... Also competed in track and finished fourth in the state in the long jump as a senior. Personal: Born Sept. 11, 1979 in Las Vegas, Nev... Is working on a double major of general business and Spanish... Wants to become a translator for a business after graduation.

Defense	G/GS	UT	AT	Total	TFL	Sacks	FR
1997	7/0	6	4	  10	0-0	0-0	0
1998	11/0	13	27	  40	4-9	1-4	1
1999	9/9	57	38	  95	5-16	2-11	0
Totals	27/9	76	69	  145	9-25	3-15	1
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