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Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
» Nebraska Record for Most PBU by a Linebacker (4 vs. Wisconsin, 2015)

» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)

2016 Outlook
Junior Marcus Newby is a key part of a linebacking corps that heads into the 2016 season as an area of strength for Nebraska, just a year after the group was an unknown commodity. The 6-1, 235-pound Newby played a significant role in the Nebraska defense as a sophomore, starting six games at outside linebacker as the Huskers battled a series of injuries at the position.

Newby has the ability to be strong against the run, while also being effective in covering opposing backs and tight ends. Newby has an explosive first step and has been utilized in pass rushing roles in specific defensive packages.

2015 (Sophomore)
Newby played in 10 games with six starts at outside linebacker. He missed three games because of injury, including the Foster Farms Bowl. Newby totaled 34 tackles and had five tackles for loss and four pass breakups.

Newby had four tackles and a hurry against Southern Miss, and added a tackle for loss the following week at Illinois. He had four tackles and a tackle for loss against Wisconsin, while also tying an NU position record with four breakups. He had three consecutive games with at least five tackles, including six at Purdue, a season-high eight vs. Michigan State and five at Rutgers. He also had an eight-yard sack against the Scarlet Knights.

2014 (Redshirt Freshman)

Newby played in nine games and had three tackles, including a nine-yard sack at Fresno State. He also had two hurries against Fresno State and made single tackles against Miami and Northwestern.

2013 (Redshirt)
Newby redshirted in his first season at Nebraska in 2013.

Before Nebraska (Quince Orchard HS)
Newby was just the third Maryland product to sign with the Huskers since 1990. As a senior, Newby recorded a team-high 132 tackles, while adding 15 tackles for loss, seven pass breakups, an interception, two forced fumbles and a pair of blocked kicks. Newby helped Quince Orchard to a 12-2 record and a second consecutive Class 4A state runner-up finish. Newby earned consensus all-state honors in Maryland for the second straight year. He was also a Washington Post All-Met first-team choice and a Montgomery Gazette first-team pick.

Newby made 107 tackles, 17 tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior, helping his team to a 13-1 record. He added eight pass breakups and two fumble recoveries. In addition to being a first-team all-state choice in 2011, Newby was also named to the all-tournament team for his impressive play during the state playoffs.

Newby earned first-team all-county honors as a sophomore after helping his team to a 9-3 record. Newby was selected to play in both the Maryland Crab Bowl (Maryland all-star game) and the Semper Fi All-American Bowl in Arizona. He was regarded as one of the top 150 overall prospects in the country by 247 Sports. Newby had offers from dozens of schools, including Oklahoma, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Arizona and Maryland.

The son of Mary Lourdes and Kenneth Newby, Marcus was born on July 7, 1994. He is majoring in ethnic studies and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the spring of 2015. Newby was twice named to the Brook Berringer and Tom Osborne Citizenship Teams for his outreach work, which included volunteering time with Uplifting Athletes, Men with Dreams and local hospital and school outreach events.

Newby's Career Statistics























2013           Redshirt          
2014 9/0 1 2 3 1-9 1.0-9 0-0 0 0 0 2


10/6 17 17 34 5-13 1.0-8 0-0 0 4 0 2


19/6 18
6-23 2.0-17 0-0 4
0 4

Single-Game Highs
» Tackles - 8 vs. Michigan State (2015)
» Tackles for Loss - 1, six times
» Sacks - 1, twice



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