Jonathan Newsome

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jonathan Newsome
refer to caption
Newsome with the Colts in 2014
No. 43 – Ottawa Redblacks
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1991-01-22) January 22, 1991 (age 27)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 247 lb (112 kg)
Career information
High school: Glenville (Cleveland, Ohio)
College: Ball State
NFL Draft: 2014 / Round: 5 / Pick: 166
Career history
Roster status: Active
CFL status: International
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles: 47
Sacks: 7.5
Forced fumbles: 5
Fumble recoveries: 0
Pass deflections: 2
Player stats at
Player stats at

Jonathan Newsome (born January 22, 1991) is a Canadian football linebacker for the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Ohio State and Ball State, and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft.[1] He has also been a member of the Saskatchewan Roughriders (CFL).

High school

As a senior Newsome was named All-Ohio Second Team while playing for Coach Ted Ginn Sr. at Glenville High School in Cleveland. He totaled 101 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior.

College career

2009 & 2010 seasons

Newsome started his college career at Ohio State. In 2009, he played in five games for the Buckeyes. In 2010, he earned his first collegiate start vs. Minnesota and played in all 13 of the Buckeyes games.

2012 & 2013 seasons

After his transfer to Ball State Newsome redshirted the 2011 season. He started 22 games in 2 seasons for the Cardinals, racking up 116 tackles (24 of them for a loss in yards), and 16.5 sacks for a total loss of 96 yards.[2]

College awards

  • 2013 All-Mid-American Conference First Team
  • 2013 Rotary Lombardi Award Preseason Watch List
  • 2013 Ted Hendricks Award Preseason Watch List
  • 2013 Mid-American Conference West Division
  • 2012 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 3 in
(1.91 m)
247 lb
(112 kg)
33 14 in
(0.84 m)
9 58 in
(0.24 m)
4.73 s 4.63 s 7.31 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
117 in
(2.97 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine[3]

Indianapolis Colts

Newsome was selected in the fifth round (164th overall) of the 2014 NFL draft by the Indianapolis Colts, the first Ball State player to be drafted by the Colts.[4] He recorded his first NFL tackle on the September 21, 2014 in the Colts win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. In week 9, playing against the New York Giants, he recorded 7 tackles, 2 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.[5] Newsome made his first career start in week 17, and went on to win the AFC Defensive Player of the Week award for his performance. He finished the game with 8 tackles, 1 forced fumble, and 2 sacks.[6] Newsome finished the season with a team-leading 6.5 total sacks, the second-most amongst NFL rookies in 2014 and the third most by a rookie in Colts' franchise history. Jonathan was released from the Indianapolis Colts on February 22, 2016, after being arrested by police for marijuana possession.[7]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On May 30, 2016, Newsome signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL).[8] He played in all 18 regular season games in the 2016 season, contributing 27 defensive tackles, six special teams tackles and two quarterback sacks. In game 2 July 1, 2017 Newsone recorded an interception in Roughriders 43-40 lost to Winnipeg. The Riders released Newsome three days later on July 4, 2017.[9]

Ottawa Redblacks

Three days after being released by the Riders, Newsome signed with the Ottawa Redblacks (CFL). In his first game, Newsome recorded three tackles and sealed the win for the Redblacks with an interception. [10] In 9 games with Ottawa, Newsome made 13 tackles, 4 sacks, an interception, and a forced fumble. The following year, Newsome missed time with injury, but still had 8 tackles and a sack in 8 games played for 2018, a season where Ottawa played in the 106th Grey Cup. On December 20, 2018, Newsome signed a one year extension with Ottawa.

NFL career statistics

Season Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Total Ast Sck SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2014 Indianapolis Colts 16 1 28 21 7 6.5 0 0 3
2015 Indianapolis Colts 14 2 19 10 9 1.0 0 2 1
Total 30 3 47 31 16 7.5 0 2 0 0 0.0 0 0 4


  1. ^ Wright, Branson (May 10, 2014). "Cleveland native Jonathan Newsome is selected by the Indianapolis Colts". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  2. ^ "Player Profile". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  3. ^ "NFL Events: Combine Player Profiles - Jonathan Newsome". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  4. ^ Holder, Stephen (May 10, 2014). "Colts go local, select Ball State's Jonathan Newsome in NFL Draft". Retrieved 11 May 2014.
  5. ^ Holder, Stephen. "Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Rookie Newsome ratchets up pass rush". Gannett. Retrieved 4 November 2014.
  6. ^ Gantt, Darin. "Jonathan Newsome named AFC Defensive Player of the Week". December 31, 2014. Retrieved December 31, 2014.
  7. ^ Wells, Mike (February 22, 2016). "Colts LB Jonathan Newsome released after marijuana arrest". Retrieved February 22, 2016.
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan Roughriders sign Jonathan Newsome". May 30, 2016. Retrieved May 30, 2016.
  9. ^ "Riders release Jonathan Newsome". 2017-07-04. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  10. ^ "REDBLACKS add recent Rider cut Jonathan Newsome". 2017-07-07. Retrieved 2017-07-07.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from · ESPN · Pro-Football-Reference
Retrieved from ""
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia :
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Jonathan Newsome"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA