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Football Alum Jonathan Newsome in Colts Camp

Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: August 06, 2014
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As Ball State's football team competed in its first two-a-day practice of preseason camp, Joel Godett took some time to visit with alum Jonathan Newsome at the Indianpolis Colts camp as he trys to make a career in the National Football League.

Newsome, a defensive end for the Cardinals who completed his career after the 2013 season, was selected with the 26th pick of the fifth round of the NFL Draft by the Colts.

Newsome was a 2013 All-MAC First-Team selection after earning second-team honors in 2012.  A transfer from Ohio State, Newsome started 21 games in his two seasons at Ball State.  He managed a career high two sacks vs. Central Michigan, vs. Miami University and at Virginia in 2013, while managing a career high three tackles for loss against MU.  Newsome tallied a career high eight tackles vs. Northern Illinois as a junior in 2012 and tied that mark at Army in the same season.  He totalled 116 tackles and 24.5 tackles for loss with 16.5 sacks in his two seasons at Ball State.

The Cardinals will continue preason camp Thursday with a 2:15 p.m. practice.  The season opens Sat., Aug. 30, with a home game at Scheumann Stadium vs. Colgate.  For tickets, order online at or call 1.888.BSU.TICKET.

All practices are open to the public and free of charge.  The remaining preseason camp schedule is as follows:

Thurs., Aug. 7 – Practice #8 (2:15 p.m.)
Fri., Aug. 8 – Practice #9 and #10 (8 a.m. & 7:15 p.m.)
Sat., Aug. 9 – Practice #11 (2:15 p.m.)
Sun., Aug. 10 – Practice #12 and #13 (8 a.m. & 7:15 p.m.)
Mon., Aug. 11 – NO PRACTICE
Tues., Aug. 12 – Practice #14 (2:15 p.m.)
Wed., Aug. 13 – Practice #15 (7:15 p.m.)
Thurs., Aug. 14 – Practice #16 (2:15 p.m.)
Fri., Aug. 15 – Practice #17 (2:15 p.m.)
Sat., Aug. 16 – Practice #18 (8 a.m.) and
                                            FAN JAM (5 p.m.) – Scheumann Stadium

Sun., Aug. 17 – Practice #19 (8 a.m.)
Mon., Aug. 18 – NO PRACTICE
Tues., Aug. 19 – Practice #20 (3:35 p.m.)
Wed., Aug. 20 – Practice #21 (3:35 p.m.)
Thurs., Aug. 21 – Practice #22 (3:35 p.m.)
Fri., Aug. 22 – Practice #23 (7:15 p.m.)
Sat., Aug. 23 – Practice #24 (2:15 p.m.)
Sun., Aug. 24 – Practice #25 (5:05 p.m.)

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