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Played in all 14 games, starting four, and picked up 24 tackles (13 solo, 11 assists) ... Also had 3.5 tackles for loss, one pass break-up and three QB hurries with a fumble recovery ... Tallied two tackles, including a TFL, and recovered a fumble in the Citrus Bowl ... Had a career-high five tackles against Vanderbilt (Oct. 25) and had four the previous game at Florida (Oct. 18) ... Added a pair of tackles in the SEC Championship Game against Alabama (Dec. 6) ... Tallied his first career TFL in Mizzou’s season-opening win over South Dakota State ... Added another TFL against Vanderbilt (Oct. 25).
Made solid contributions on special teams as a redshirt freshman ... Picked up playing time in 10 games on the year, while recording five tackles (four solo) ... Four of the stops came on kickoff coverage, which ranked him third on the team there ... One of his stops came in Mizzou's Cotton Bowl win over Oklahoma State.
ESPN rated him as the No. 6 overall prospect at any position in the state of Missouri, while also touting him as the No. 12 inside linebacker prospect in the nation ... Rivals listed him as the No. 7 overall prospect at any position in the state of Missouri for 2012 ... served as team captain during his senior season as a standout on both sides of the ball for Parkway North ... ran for 280 yards and four touchdowns as a senior, and on defense ran one interception back 102 yards for a touchdown to set a school record for longest interception return ... was his team's MVP as a junior when he made 62 tackles and had five sacks and two interceptions on defense, while he rushed for 396 yards and 10 touchdowns, and added 153 yards receiving ... was selected to play in the Offense-Defense All-America Game in December at Cowboys Stadium ... also was a three-year letterman in basketball, winning All-Conference recognition as a junior ... high school coach - Bob Bunton.
Parents - Robert & Judy Newsom ... lists hobbies as drawing and playing basketball ... chose Mizzou over Nebraska, Wisconsin, Kansas State, Tennessee, Iowa, Wake Forest, Indiana, Minnesota, and Illinois, among others.
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