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Donavin Newsom
Donavin  Newsom

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Parkway North

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 230

Position:
Linebacker

Major:
Arts & Sciences


01/01/2015

2015 Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl: Postgame Notes

#16 Mizzou defeats #25 Minnesota, 33-17

10/27/2014

Mizzou Football Media Day Quotes - Oct. 27

Head Coach Gary Pinkel addresses the media prior to Saturday's game vs. Kentucky

08/11/2014

Football Training Camp Report - Day Eight

Tigers Prep for First Fall Scrimmage Tuesday

08/08/2014

Football Training Camp Report - Day Five

Pads Popping in First Day of Full Pads for Tigers

08/13/2013

Practice Report: Day 12

Defense Reclaims Black Jerseys, Takes 4-3 Camp Lead

09/06/2014

Missouri vs. Toledo (USATSI)

Missouri vs. Toledo (USATSI)

2014 SEASON
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).

2013 SEASON
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.

2012 SEASON
Redshirt season.

HIGH SCHOOL
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.

PERSONAL
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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