Honors & Awards
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2016, Media)
» 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)

I-back Terrell Newby put together a strong senior season in 2016, culminating a Nebraska career where he proved to be a versatile offensive playmaker for the Huskers. Newby was Nebraska's leading rusher each of his final two seasons and also had outstanding ability as a pass receiver out of the backfield. 

The 5-10, 200-pound Newby closed his Nebraska career with 2,239 career rushing yards to rank 23rd on the school's all-time rushing charts. Newby closed his career with 879 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns during his senior season, en route to honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors. Newby was also just the eighth running back in Nebraska history to surpass 50 career receptions, while he also contributed as a kickoff returner in his career. 

Despite battling minor injuries in each of his final two seasons, Newby did not miss a game in his Nebraska career, appearing in 52 career games, the most of anyone on the 2016 Husker roster. A sociology major, Newby is on track to graduate in May of 2017. 

2016 (Senior)
Newby had a strong senior season for the Huskers leading the team with 879 rushing yards, while averaging 4.6 yards per carry. Newby scored seven rushing touchdowns, while adding an eighth touchdown on a reception. He topped the 100-yard mark against Illinois and Indiana in the first two Big Ten games, and surpassed 75 yards in four other games. 

Newby was at his best in Big Ten play with 746 of his rushing yards in conference play, an average of 82.9 yards per game. He picked up 364 of his 746 yards in the fourth quarter of Big Ten games, including 113 yars on 16 fourth-quarter carries against Illinois. He also had more than 55 fourth-quarter yards against Indiana, Purdue and Minnesota.

Newby opened the year with 56 yards against Fresno State, then turned up his play when Big Ten action began. He had 10 carries for 69 yards and a touchdown at Northwestern. A week later his 27 carries for 140 yards and two touchdowns against Illinois keyed the Huskers' fourth-quarter rally. Newby had a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, including a season-long 63-yard touchdown. 

Newby had 22 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown at Indiana. On a key fourth-quarter drive that ended in a field goal, Newby carried nine times for 49 yards. Newby had 82 rushing yards and 22 receiving yards against Purdue, then had 77 hard-fought yards in an overtime loss at Wisconsin. Newby accounted for 116 yards against Minnesota with 85 rushing yards including 60 in the fourth quarter, and a career-long 31-yard touchdown catch against the Gophers. 

Newby paced the Husker offense on Senior Day against Maryland, rushing for 98 yards and a career-high three touchdowns on 22 carries. Newby suffered injuries against both Iowa and Tennessee that limited his work in the final two games. 

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 Rivals.com, 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








63 vs. Illinois








69 at Minnesota


Total--53 receptions, 354 yards, 2 TD, long-31 vs, Minnesota, 2016
2013--3 receptions, 1 yard, long-9
2014--8 receptions, 45 yards, long-20
2015--24 receptions, 159 yards, 1 TD, long-30
2016-18 receptions, 149 yards, 1 TD, long-31

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes – 28 vs. South Alabama (2015)
» Rushing Yards – 198 vs. South Alabama (2015)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 3 vs. Maryland (2016)