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» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2023, Coaches, Media)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (2022, Coaches)
» Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week (Oct. 30, 2023)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2022)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020; Spring 2020)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2020, 2023)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2020, 2023)

2023 (Senior)
An honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection, Quinton Newsome played in 11 games with 10 starts as a senior. He totaled 37 tackles with 1.0 tackle for loss, three pass breakups, one interception and one fumble recovery. Newsome also scored a touchdown on a blocked field goal return against Purdue. He was a big part of a Blackshirt defense that posted Nebraska's best rushing defense (92.9 yards per game), total defense (303.5 yards per game) and scoring defense (18.3 points per game) since the Huskers joined the Big Ten in 2011. NU ranked in the top 20 nationally in each of those three categories. Newsome wore the No. 6 as one one of 10 Huskers to earn a single-digit number in a team vote selecting him as one of Nebraska's "toughest" players.

Newsome made his 25th consecutive start in the season opener at Minnesota, recording six tackles. At Colorado, Newsome had four solo tackles and one pass breakup. He had three tackles and tied his career high with two pass breakups against Northern Illinois. Newsome recorded four tackles with a three-yard tackle for loss against Louisiana Tech. He made three tackles against No. 2 Michigan. In his 30th consecutive start at Illinois, Newsome posted five tackles with his first career interception, which he returned 39 yards. Newsome had two tackles against Northwestern. Newsome totaled five tackle and had a fumble recovery against Purdue, but his biggest impact came when he returned a block field goal 68 yards for a touchdown. He was named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance. Newsome had one tackle at Michigan State. He missed the Maryland game due to injury but returned to start at Wisconsin. He also started the season finale at Iowa and had four tackles while helping limit Iowa to 94 passing yards.

2022 (Junior)
Newsome started all 12 games in 2022, extending his streak to 24 consecutive starts. He recorded 44 tackles with career highs of 4.0 tackles for loss, 2.0 sacks and 10 pass breakups, which led the team. Newsome was an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection by the conference coaches.

Newsome made four tackles, had a half tackle for loss and broke up a pass against Northwestern. The next week against North Dakota he recorded two tackles and added his first career quarterback hurry. Newsome recorded five tackles against No. 6 Oklahoma. He broke up two passes against Indiana and had five tackles. He started at Rutgers but was injured early in the game and did not return. 

Newsome was back in the starting lineup the next week at Purdue, posting six tackles and a pair of pass breakups. He made four tackles against Illinois, including a career-high 2.5 tackles for loss, his second career sack and first career fumble recovery. Newsome’s final tackle against the Illini was the 100th of his career. He had two tackles against Minnesota with one pass breakup. Newsome recorded two tackles at No. 3 Michigan. He had five tackles against Wisconsin. 
Newsome made a big impact in Nebraska’s season-ending win at Iowa. He finished with three tackles and two pass breakups, but his biggest play was an eight-yard strip sack that resulted in a Husker takeaway.

2021 (Sophomore)
Newsome started all 12 games in 2021, recording career highs of 57 tackles, 2.0 tackles for loss, 1.0 sack and four pass breakups.

Newsome made the second start of his career at Illinois and finished with five tackles. He had five more tackles against Fordham, including a four-yard sack for his first career TFL. Newsome totaled three tackles in the win over Buffalo. He recorded seven tackles at Oklahoma - including 1.0 TFL - while breaking up the first pass of his career. 

Newsome made three tackles at No. 20 Michigan State and had five solo tackles in the win over Northwestern. Newsome had seven tackles against No. 9 Michigan and also broke up a pass. At Minnesota, Newsome totaled five tackles. He also made five tackles against Purdue.He totaled a career-high 10 tackles against No. 6 Ohio State. In the season finale against No. 17 Iowa, Newsome made a pair of solo tackles and had a career-high two pass breakups.

2020 (Covid Season)
Newsome played extensively in every game as a sophomore, contributing on defense and special teams. In the opener at No. 5 Ohio State, he recorded his first four career tackles, while also forcing a fumble that led to a Husker takeaway. Newsome made his first career start at Northwestern and finished with three tackles. He had one tackle each against Penn State, Illinois, Minnesota and Rutgers. Newsome finished the year with 11 tackles.

2019 (Freshman)
Newsome played in 10 games as a true freshman, contributing on both special teams and defense. In addition to appearing on special teams in each of his 10 games, Newsome also earned playing time on defense against Northern Illinois, Illinois, Ohio State and Maryland.

Before Nebraska (North Gwinnett HS)
Newsome played in Georgia’s largest class for North Gwinnett High School, the 2017 Class 7A state champions. In partial statistics from his senior season, when he was a first-team all-region pick, Newsome totaled 39 tackles with six passes defended, one interception and one forced fumble. He had 49 tackles, one tackle for loss, 10 passes defended and one interception as a junior for the state champion Bulldogs. Newsome registered 12 tackles, one interception and one fumble recovery as a sophomore.

A three-star recruit, Newsome was ranked among the top 40 safety prospects nationally by Rivals. He only visited Nebraska but had offers from nearly two dozen schools, including Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, Penn State and Stanford.

Quinton is the son of Stevie and Kimberly Newsome, and he was born on July 11, 2001. He is taking graduate classes this fall after earning his degree in sports media and communication in May of 2023. Newsome has volunteered his time with School is Cool, the Belmont Community Center, the Nebraska Football Road Race, the UNL Dance Marathon, Thanksgiving hospital visits and the Huskers’ Day of Service.