Which Cowboy was born in Salina Kansas on September 4, 1978, plays cornerback and wears the number #41? Any Cowboy fan can answer, the fantastic (single) Terence Newman.
Newman attended Salina Central High School where he lettered in basketball, track, football and baseball. He graduated in 1998 and was listed as one of the top 20 recruits in Kansas. Terence’s senior year he played all sides of the ball. On offense he had 10 receptions for 251 yards and three touchdowns. On defense he posted great stats with 45 tackles, and 5 interceptions. On special teams he averaged 20.9 on punt returns and scored 2 touchdowns.
With Terence’s speed, track was another sport he mastered, with records of 10.36 in the 100 meters and 21.6 in the 200. In High School Terence was already giving back to the community by being involved with the Breakfast Buddy program that is alot like the Big Brother/Sister programs.
The Kansas State University Wildcats is where Terence Newman shattered school records on the football field and set blazing speeds at track meets. He redshirted his first year and played football from 1999-2002. Terence became the first Wildcat to win the Jim Thorpe award which is given to the top defensive back. He was also a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Award. Not only did he rule on defense and special teams but he also played a major role on offense. Terence played 48 collegiate games with stats of 133 tackles 10 interceptions, 32 pass deflections and forced 2 fumbles. On special teams he averaged 26.1 yards on kickoff returns, scoring 1 touchdown. On punt returns he scored 3 touchdown and had a average of 15.4 yards.
As we all know Terence has amazing speed, which helped the Wildcat Track Team win 2 Big 12 Conference titles in the 100 meters.
The Cowboys drafted Terence in 2003 in the first round. Newman rookie season he proved he was worth being a first round pick by putting himself in the Cowboys record books by having 3 interceptions in one game, which came against the Washington Redskins.
So far in his Pro career he has 319 tackles, and 16 picks. Terence has a reputation as a shut down back. Finally in 2007, Terence joined 12 other Cowboys in the Pro-Bowl, after having a outstanding season, returning 4 interceptions for 124 yards and having 50 tackles in just 13 games due to a tear in his heel. .
Jerry Jones recently secured Terence to finish his career a Cowboy by signing him to a 7 year $51 million dollar contract! Making our Cowboy’s corner secure for years to come. Darren Woodson helped Terence to adjust to being a Pro Football player in Dallas so he hopes to do the same thing for our newest rookies Mike Jenkins and Orlando Scandrick.
Terence likes to visit children in hospitals and even visits schools. In his spare time he likes to fish, play golf, and just chillin at his house.
You can check out his myspace sites and you might get a couple of surprises, who his hero’s are and what scares him. We have something in common besides football because this guy scares the hell out of me too.
Terence’s said he is living his childhood dream. Terence, all Cowboy fans are thankful your dreams are coming true in Dallas.