#80 David Newsom
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185
Year: Senior
Hometown: Elizabeth, NJ
High School: Elizabeth H.S.

Sure-handed wide receiver who had an excellent first season with the Tigers ... starter for most of the 2008 season ... has good hands and great speed ... gives Tigers a talented deep threat ... transfer from Nassau C.C. ... could return kicks for the Tigers.

2008 SEASON: Appeared in 11 games at wide receiver ... started 10 times ... Tigers’ fourth-leading receiver with 41 receptions for 484 yards ... scored two touchdowns ... led Tigers with seven receptions for 84 yards in collegiate debut at Navy ... caught five passes for 22 yards in Tigers’ win over Morgan State ... had career high ten catches for 106 yards at Richmond ... had 22 catches for 212 yards in first three games and led Colonial Athletic Association in receiving at that point ... had a 60-yard reception against the Spiders ... had two receptions for 29 yards at Coastal Carolina ... made three catches for 37 yards in win over Columbia ... caught four passes for 81 yards against Northeastern ... led Tigers to Homecoming win over Rhode Island with two receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown ... caught 64-yard TD pass from Sean Schaefer in third quarter to give Tigers a 16-7 lead and enable Schaefer to go over the 10,000-yard career mark for passing yardage ... had four catches for 14 yards at New Hampshire ... caught just one pass at Delaware but it went for a 24-yard touchdown in third quarter, cutting Tigers’ deficit to 24-21 ... had three receptions for 15 yards at Villanova before leaving game with neck injury ... did not play in season finale against James Madison.

AT NASSAU C.C.: Two-year standout at wide receiver at Nassau ... caught 22 passes for 345 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman, leading team to a 9-2 record ... had 22 catches for 298 yards and 2 TD’s as a sophomore, helping team to a 9-1 mark.

AT ELIZABETH HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year performer who helped the Minutemen compile a 23-9 record over three seasons ... earned All-County and All-Conference honors for Coach Jeffrey Wiener ... caught 37 passes for 608 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior ... also intercepted two passes ... had four interceptions as a junior ... caught 34 passes for 578 yards and 5 TD’s in junior year ... also a member of the track and field team.

PERSONAL: Has two sisters ... lists parents as the people he admires the most ... favorite movie is "Scarface" ... lists Denzel Washington as his favorite actor ... career goal is to become a football coach ... favorite athlete is Deion Sanders ... favorite food is zitti cooked by his mother ... son of David and Natasha Newsom ... born on October 2, 1987 in Elizabeth, N.J.



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