|Hometown:||North Potomac, Md.|
|High School:||Quince Orchard|
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)
Sophomore linebacker Marcus Newby saw reserve action for the Huskers in 2014, but is primed to contend for significant action in 2015. Newby will compete for a starting role at outside linebacker, and he has shown flashes of play-making ability in his short time in the program. Newby was bothered by a foot injury late in the 2014 season, but was at full strength for spring practice.
The 6-1, 235-pound Newby saw the majority of his action in 2014 on third down when he slid up to a defensive end spot as a pass rusher.
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.
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 named to the 2015 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
» Games Played – 9 (all in 2014)
» Tackles – 3 (all in 2014)
» Sacks – 1 (at Fresno State, 2014)