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Terrell Newby
Player Profile:
Terrell Newby 1076039
Position: I Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Chaminade

Honors & Awards
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

I-back Terrell Newby has teamed with Imani Cross for the past two seasons to provide a solid 1-2 reserve punch behind All-American Ameer Abdullah. With Abdullah moving on to the NFL, the 5-10, 200-pound Newby is one of several players who will battle for playing time at running back this season. Newby had an impressive spring practice session and is expected to play a significant role in the Husker offense.

Newby has outstanding speed and has shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He also has been a regular kickoff return man for the Huskers and could again factor in that role. Newby is a Los Angeles native and was one of the nation’s most sought-after running backs in 2013.

2014 (Sophomore)
Newby was NU’s fourth-leading rusher, gaining 297 yards on 67 carries, with five rushing touchdowns. He played in all 13 games, and in addition to his rushing numbers, Newby caught eight passes for 44 yards and had three kickoff returns for 53 yards. He opened the year with a career-high 107 yards on 16 carries and two rushing touchdowns against Florida Atlantic.

Against Illinois, Newby had nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 21 yards. He had 30 yards on 10 carries against Rutgers and picked up 42 yards on nine carries, including a seven-yard TD run, against Purdue.

Newby added his fifth touchdown run of the season 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 on his 54 carries. 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. Newby topped 50 yards for a third time in non-conference play with 52 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State. He had 61 rushing yards at Purdue, including a season-long 23-yard run. Newby had a career-long 24-yard kickoff return vs. Iowa.

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 his time with Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes and hospital visits, and 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








43 vs. Florida Atlantic


Single-Game Highs
» Rushes – 16 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)
» Rushing Yards – 107 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 2 (twice)

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