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Terrell Newby
Player Profile:
Terrell Newby 1076039
Position: I Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 185
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Chaminade
Major: Sociology

Honors & Awards
» Doak Walker Award Watch List (2016)
» Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Southern Miss, 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2016 Season Notes
» Rushed for 39 yards at Iowa, increasing his career rushing total to 2,224, moving him up two spots to 23rd on the Nebraska career rushing list.
» Rushed for 98 yards on 22 carries and a career-high three rushing touchdowns against Maryland.
» Carried 16 times for 113 yards in the fourth quarter against Illinois to finish with 27 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns. Had a 63-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter, NU’s longest run from scrimmage this season.
» Had a 49-yard run at Northwestern, the second-longest run by a Husker in 2016.
» Had 102 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries at Indiana, marking his second straight 100-yard rushing game. On Nebraska’s fourth-quarter drive that resulted in a field goal, Newby carried the ball nine times for 49 yards.
» Ran for 82 yards on 22 carries against Purdue, including 65 yards on 10 carries in the fourth quarter.
» Had a 31-yard touchdown reception against Minnesota, marking a career long reception. His previous long was 30 yards against South Alabama in 2015. The touchdown catch was the second of Newby’s career. Also rushed for 85 yards on 16 carries, including 60 yards in the fourth quarter on nine carries.

2016 Outlook
I-back Terrell Newby is the most experienced member of the running back corps heading into 2016. Newby started eight games in 2015 and was NU’s leading rusher while also being a receiving threat out of the backfield.

The 5-10, 200-pounder will continue to compete with several other players for action at I-back, but his versatility makes Newby an excellent fit in the Husker offense. Newby excelled in the first half of the season before an ankle injury limited his productivity in the final five games.

Newby became the 63rd player in school history to eclipse 1,000 career rushing yards, and he enters the 2016 season in position to join 28 Huskers in the 2,000-yard club. Newby also has contributed as a kickoff returner throughout his NU career. Newby is a sociology major who is on track to graduate in May of 2017.

2015 (Junior)
Newby played in all 13 games and made eight starts, finishing as Nebraska’s leading rusher with 765 yards while averaging 5.2 yards per carry. Newby’s six rushing touchdowns were second on the team. He also caught 24 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown and returned five kickoffs for 77 yards.

Newby had a big night against South Alabama, setting career highs with 28 carries for 198 yards against the Jaguars, including 118 yards before halftime. He had two rushing touchdowns and added a third TD on an eight-yard reception. His effort earned Newby Big Ten Offensive Player-of-the-Week honors.

Newby ran for 82 yards and had a season-high four receptions at Miami and had 76 rushing yards against Southern Miss. He posted his second 100-yard rushing game at Minnesota with 13 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns. His first score came on a career-long 69-yard rush in the first quarter.

Newby ran for 56 yards in just over a quarter at Purdue. However, he suffered an ankle injury against the Boilermakers that limited Newby for the remainder of the season. Newby had just 18 carries in the season’s final four games. He did have a season-high five receptions against Iowa.

2014 (Sophomore)
Newby was NU’s fourth-leading rusher, gaining 297 yards on 67 carries, with five rushing touchdowns. Newby also caught eight passes for 44 yards and had three kickoff returns for 53 yards. He opened the year with a season-high 107 yards on 16 carries and two rushing touchdowns against Florida Atlantic.

Newby rushed for 34 yards and a touchdown against Illinois, and also had two receptions. He had 30 yards against Rutgers and 42 yards on nine carries, including a seven-yard TD run, against Purdue. Newby added his fifth touchdown run at Wisconsin. He had four carries for 15 yards against USC, and added two receptions against the Trojans.

2013 (Freshman)
Newby was third on the team with 298 rushing yards, averaging 5.5 yards per carry. He also caught three passes, had four kickoff returns for 77 yards and a 10-yard punt return.

Newby opened the year with season highs of 15 carries and 76 yards against Wyoming, then added 60 yards against Southern Miss. He topped 50 yards for a third time with 52 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State. He had 61 rushing yards at Purdue, including a season-long 23-yard run.

Before Nebraska (Chaminade HS)
Newby posted back-to-back 2,000-yard rushing seasons for Chaminade High in West Hills, Calif. Newby accounted for 105 total touchdowns for Coach Ed Croson’s team. As a senior, Newby ran for 2,305 yards and 45 touchdowns. Newby also caught 18 passes for 176 yards and helped Chaminade to a 12-2 record and a trip to the finals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Against Harvard-Westlake, Newby rushed for 360 yards and eight touchdowns in a 78-34 victory. Newby was a finalist for the Cal/Hi Sports Mr. Football Award and was named to the Los Angeles Times high school football all-star team. He was also the Western Division Offensive Player of the Year and the Los Angeles Daily News Player of the Year.

Newby rushed for 2,117 yards and 34 touchdowns as a junior. He also caught 18 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown, helping his team to a 10-3 record and a trip to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Newby rushed for 1,372 yards and 18 touchdowns for Chaminade as a sophomore, helping his team to an 11-2 record and a playoff semifinal appearance. Newby was regarded as one of the top 75 overall prospects in the country by, which listed him as the top running back in California and one of the top 10 overall prospects in the Golden State. Newby was an honorable-mention Parade All-American and played in the International Bowl, earning MVP honors. He chose Nebraska over UCLA, Oregon, California and Washington and had offers from dozens of other schools.

The son of Terrell and Lorraine Newby, Terrell was born on July 25, 1995. He is majoring in sociology. He has volunteered with Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week, Shop with a Jock and hospital visits. He was named to the 2015 Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship teams.

Newby's Career Statistics












298 5.5 22.9

23 at Purdue





297 4.4 22.8

43 vs. Florida Atlantic








69 at Minnesota








69 at Minnesota


Total--35 receptions, 205 yards, 1 TD, long-30 vs. South Alabama
2013--3 receptions, 1 yard, long-9
2014--8 receptions, 45 yards, long-20
2015--24 receptions, 159 yards,
1 TD, long-30

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes – 28 vs. South Alabama (2015)
» Rushing Yards – 198 vs. South Alabama (2015)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 2, four times

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