** 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 **
Defensive Player of the Week (10/5/13 & 11/6/13 & 11/29/13)
** 2012 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team **
2013 (Sr.): Started his 21st career game vs. Miami University . . . played in 11 games with 11 starts this season . . . managed three tackles, one sack and one tackle for loss vs. Illinois State . . . missed the Army game with an injury . . . six tackles at North Texas . . . managed three tackles and first career interception at Eastern Michigan . . . credited with 0.5 sacks and four quarterback hurries at Eastern Michigan . . . seven tackles vs. Toledo, vs. Kent State, at Akron and vs. Central Michigan . . . four tackles, two sacks and 2.5 tackles for loss at Virginia . . . the two sacks at Virginia tied his career high . . . seven tackles and tied career high with two sacks vs. Central Michigan . . . eight tackles, including a career high three tackles for loss and two sacks vs. Miami University.
2012 (Jr.): Started 10 games . . . played in 11 games, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . career high eight tackles vs. Northern Illinois . . . tied his career high with eight tackles plus added two tackles for loss at Army . . . tied career high with eight tackles vs. Ohio . . . three games with two tackles for loss in a game . . . first career sack for Ball State at Indiana . . . tallied 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks vs. Ohio . . . managed six tackles and two sacks at Indiana . . . credited with six tackles and one sack vs. South Florida . . . tallied three tackles and two sacks at Kent State . . . credited with 1.5 sacks vs. Northern Illinois . . . four tackles, one pass breakup, 1.5 tackles for loss and 0.5 sacks vs. Western Michigan . . . three tackles at Central Michigan . . . led the Cardinals in tackles for loss and sacks . . . third in the Mid-American Conference and tied for 36th in the nation with 1.2 tackles for loss per game . . . second in the MAC and 20th in the country with 0.85 sacks per contest.
2011: Redshirted as a transfer.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Spent the 2009 and 2010 seasons at Ohio State . . . played in five games in 2009 and played in all 13 contests in 2010 . . . earned his first collegiate start vs. Minnesota as a sophomore . . . played primarily on special teams for the Buckeyes.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Coach Ted Ginn Sr. at Glenville High School . . . totalled 101 tackles and 17 sacks as a senior . . . team captain as a senior and named All-Ohio Second Team . . . managed 72 tackles and 13 sacks.
PERSONAL: Son of Kimberly Newsome.
Interceptions: 1, at Eastern Michigan, 9/21/2013
Tackles: 8, 4 times
Sacks: 2.0, 5 times
Tackles for loss: 3.0, Miami, 11/29/2013 (3-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, Miami, 11/29/2013 ; Toledo, 9/28/2013
Pass breakups: 1, Western Michigan, 10/13/2012 ; at North Texas, 9/14/2013