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Terence Newman biography

Date of birth : 1978-09-04
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Salina, Kansas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-08
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Terence Newman is a starting American football cornerback for the Dallas Cowboys in the National Football League.


A solid playmaker and an anchor in the secondary, Terence Newman is one-of-two first round draft picks at the starting corner position for Dallas, joining Mike Jenkins (2008). The duo earned Pro Bowl berths following the 2009 season becoming the first starting corners in team history to accomplish the feat, as they led the squad in interceptions - Jenkins with five and Newman with three, as well as pass breakups (Jenkins-23, Newman-21). Blessed with speed that made him an indoor and outdoor All-American sprinter in college, Newman has been a consistent performer since becoming Dallas' first round draft choice in 2003. He earned All-Rookie honors after tying for the league lead among rookies in interceptions. In his second season, Newman became the first player since Everson Walls in 1981-82 to lead the team outright in interceptions in consecutive seasons. He enjoyed another productive season in 2005 where he solidified his reputation as a shutdown corner. He was rarely challenged in the passing game in 2006, and, in 2007, he proved he could overcome injury for the first time in his career - turning in a performance worthy of his first Pro Bowl selection despite missing the season's first two games with a foot injury. He had another big impact on the team in 2008, with his team-leading and career-high tying four interceptions that allowed the veteran defensive back to lead the team in that category for the third time in his career. He also has dangerous punt returning ability when called upon. Newman has a career average of 7.5 yards on 38 punt returns with a 56-yard touchdown return to his credit. Thanksgiving Day has become a special holiday for Newman as he has recorded at least one takeaway (four interceptions and one fumble recovery) in five of his seven career turkey day outings. He signed a six-year extension on May 20, 2008 that will keep him in Dallas until 2014.

# Earned his second Pro Bowl berth as an injury replacement for Arizona's Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
# Started all 16 games and finished second on the team with three interceptions, ninth with 68 tackles and second with 21 pass breakups.
# In the season opener at Tampa Bay (9/13), tied for fifth on the team with seven tackles while adding one tackle for loss and one pass breakup.
# Finished with six tackles - good for fourth on the team - and an interception which he returned 27 yards for a touchdown that sealed the win against Carolina (9/28). The interception marked the 21st of his career and the second returned for a score.
# Recorded a season-high nine tackles - tied for third on the team - and added two pass breakups at Kansas City (10/11).
# Had five tackles, one pass breakup and a forced fumble against Atlanta (10/25).
# Forced a fumble in his second consecutive game with one against Seattle (11/1) while adding six tackles and two pass breakups.
# Tied his season-best with nine tackles at Green Bay (11/15).
# Posted two tackles and two pass breakups - to give him 100 for his career - along with an interception - the 22nd of his career to move into a tie with Don Bishop for 11th in team history against San Diego (12/13).
# Made his 100th career start and picked off his 23rd career pass - returning the theft nine yards to setup Dallas' first score of the game at Washington (12/27). His 23 career interceptions broke a tie with Bishop and tied Darren Woodson for 10th in club history. Also added one tackle and one pass breakup in the win to clinch a playoff berth as the defense forced a shutout for the first time since a 27-0 win at Washington (12/14/03).
# Had one tackle as the team won the NFC East Division title and the defense shutout the Eagles (1/3/10) to force back-to-back shutouts for the first time in team history.
# In the Wild Card Game against Philadelphia (1/9/10), had three tackles and one pass breakup as the defense did not allow a rushing first down for the first time in club postseason history.
# Led the secondary with seven tackles in the Divisional Game at Minnesota (1/17/10).

# Led the team with a career-high tying four interceptions while also posting 39 tackles, three tackles for loss, 13 pass breakups and recovered a fumble.
# Played in 10 games with 10 starts while missing six games due to injury.
# Suffered a slight tear in his groin at the beginning of training camp causing him to miss all of the preseason and the season opener at Cleveland (9/7).
# Underwent surgery on Oct. 10 to repair a sports hernia injury.
# Started against Philadelphia (9/15) in his first game back since suffering a groin injury early in training camp to record one tackle.
# At Green Bay (9/21) had four tackles as the defense held its opponent to less than 100 total rushing yards for the third straight week.
# Tied for the most tackles in the secondary with six against Washington (9/28).
# Inactive for the next five games with an abdominal strain.
# Returned for his first game back since surgery at Washington (11/16) to hold Santana Moss to just five catches for 29 yards. Also finished with a season-high seven tackles, one tackle for a loss and two pass breakups along with one interception - his first of the season.
# Played the entire game against San Francisco (11/23) after suffering a slight groin strain in practice leading up to the game, and finished with five tackles and one pass breakup.
# Recorded his second interception of the season against Seattle (11/27) to mark the fifth time of his six-year career to notch a turnover in the Thanksgiving Day game and added two tackles and one pass breakup.
# At Pittsburgh (12/7) had one tackle, one tackle for a loss and two pass breakups. Missed part of the first half due to blurred vision.
# Tied his season-high with seven tackles against the N.Y. Giants (12/14) and added one tackle for loss and two pass breakups along with two interceptions. The two picks marked his second career multi-interception game (three - at Washington, 12/14/03). His first pick led to a Dallas punt while the second one sealed the game.
# Had three tackles and two pass breakups in the Texas Stadium Finale against Baltimore (12/20).
# At Philadelphia (12/28) finished with three tackles and two pass breakups. Also had one fumble recovery for no yards.

# Despite missing the first two games of the year while recovering from a foot injury, earned his first Pro Bowl selection in his fifth NFL season.
# Was one-of-13 Cowboys selected to the Pro Bowl - setting a team and NFL record.
# Finished the year third on the team with four interceptions to go along with 15 pass breakups (tied for the team lead).
# His 62 tackles were seventh-best on a defense that closed the year ninth in the NFL (fourth in the NFC), allowing an average of 307.6 yards-per-game.
# Missed the season opener against the N.Y. Giants (9/9) and the following week's game at Miami (9/16) while recovering from a foot injury. The opener marked the first game he had missed in his five-year NFL career.
# Returned to on-field action in the win at Chicago (9/23) where he was used only in nickel passing situations.
# Did not start in the win over St. Louis (9/30), but was forced into full-time action after Anthony Henry suffered a high ankle sprain in the first quarter and responded with five tackles.
# In his first start of the season in place of Henry (ankle) at Buffalo (10/8), picked off his first pass of the season and returned it 70 yards while also contributing five tackles and one pass defensed.
# In the loss to New England (10/14), had a season-high nine tackles and forced one fumble in his second start of the year.
# In the win at Philadelphia (11/4), tied for the team lead in tackles with eight stops and also knocked down one pass.
# In the win over Washington (11/18), had a team-high three pass breakups - one of which was an interception that stopped a late Redskins drive for the potential go-ahead touchdown.
# In the Thanksgiving Day win over the N.Y. Jets (11/22), registered his third big-play interception of the year by taking a Jets pass 50 yards for a score that brought the Dallas lead to 21-0 in the second quarter. It was the 15th interception of his career and the first he had returned for a touchdown.
# In the win over Green Bay (11/29), tied for second on the team in tackles (five stops) while breaking up two passes and recording his fourth interception of the year (his third consecutive game with a pick) on the play in which Brett Favre was injured. o Sat out the season-ending loss at Washington (12/30), resting a knee injury that occurred at Carolina (12/22).

# Ranked sixth on the team with 66 tackles and third on the team with 12 passes defensed. Also added one interception.
# Also surfaced as a dangerous punt returner, ranking fifth in the NFC and 12th in the NFL with a 10.1-yard average on 20 returns.
# In the home-opening win over Washington (9/17), gained 40 yards on three punt returns (13.3 yards-per-return).
# At Tennessee (10/1) posted two punt returns for 21 yards, including a season-best 20-yarder, to set up short touchdown drives of 55 and 44 yards.
# In the Monday night loss to the N.Y. Giants (10/23), had his only interception of the season, picking off Eli Manning in the end zone. Also finished second on the team with a season-high eight tackles.
# In the win over previously undefeated Indianapolis (11/19), recorded three tackles, including one for a loss on a pass play, and broke up a pass. Helped limit the Colts to a season-low 14 points.
# In the playoff-clinching win at Atlanta (12/16), registered five tackles and had a career-high four pass breakups.
# Against Detroit (12/31) scored his first career touchdown, returning a punt 56 yards to give the Cowboys a 21-20 lead in the third quarter. It was the longest punt return of his career and the first punt return for a touchdown by a Cowboy since Nov. 22, 2001, when Reggie Swinton returned one 65 yards against Denver.

# Finished third on the team with 70 tackles, leading the team with a career-high 15 passes defensed and tying for second with three interceptions.
# Was fifth on the team with three tackles for a loss.
# In the season-opening win at San Diego (9/11), had five tackles and a season-high two tackles for a loss, both on pass plays.
# In the Monday night loss to Washington (9/19), intercepted his fifth career pass against the Redskins in five career games.
# In the win at San Francisco (9/25), was second on the team with six tackles and also broke up two passes. One of the pass breakups came on the 49ers final play, and Dat Nguyen intercepted it to seal the Cowboys 34-31 win.
# In the loss at Oakland (10/2), made the defensive play of the game, catching Randy Moss from behind at the Dallas seven-yard line to save a touchdown and force a Raiders field goal.
# In the win over Philadelphia (10/9), added his second career sack.
# At Seattle (10/23) was second on the team with six tackles. Also broke up two passes and intercepted quarterback Matt Hasselbeck at the Dallas seven-yard line on the Seahawks opening drive.
# In the victory over Detroit (11/20), was second on the team with a season-high seven tackles along with a pass deflection.
# In the overtime loss to Denver (11/24) on Thanksgiving Day, had four tackles and two takeaways that led to two Dallas touchdowns. His second quarter interception was the first off Jake Plummer in 230 pass attempts. His fourth quarter fumble recovery at the Broncos 10-yard line set up the tying touchdown.
# At Carolina (12/24) limited wide receiver Steve Smith to one catch for 18 yards before Smith was ejected midway through the third quarter. Finished with three tackles and two passes defensed, giving him a career-high 15 for the season.

# Led the team with four interceptions, becoming the first player since Everson Walls in 1981-82 to lead the team outright in interceptions in consecutive seasons.
# Posted a team-high 13 pass deflections and ranked fourth on the team with 66 tackles in his second NFL season.
# Against Cleveland (9/19) had his first interception of the season and helped limit the Browns to 66 net passing yards. Also returned his first career punt, a seven-yard return in the third quarter.
# Led the team with a career-high 13 tackles against Pittsburgh (10/17).
# Registered his first career tackle for a loss against Philadelphia (11/15) and his first career forced fumble at Baltimore (11/21).
# On Thanksgiving Day against Chicago (11/25), had his second interception, picking off Jonathan Quinn in the fourth quarter and returning it 11 yards to the Bears 42-yard line to set up the Cowboys final touchdown.
# At Seattle (12/6) recorded eight tackles, broke up a pass and forced a fumble in the second quarter.
# At Philadelphia (12/19) posted two tackles, broke up two passes and picked off his third pass of the season. Limited wide receiver Terrell Owens to two catches for 24 yards.
# Had three tackles and his fourth interception of the season against Washington (12/26), helping limit the Redskins to 149 passing yards.

# Became just the third rookie cornerback in club history to start a season opener in the loss against Atlanta (9/7).
# Finished the season with four interceptions, which was first on the team, tied for 10th in the NFC and tied for first among NFL rookies.
# Was also second on the team with 14 passes defensed.
# Was fifth on the team with 80 tackles, becoming the fifth Cowboys cornerback to record 80-or-more tackles since 1979, when the team began tracking tackles. Also finished second on the team with six tackles for a loss.
# Helped the defense jump from 18th in the league in 2002 to first after it allowed 75 fewer yards-per-game.
# Dallas was the only team in the league that allowed a completion percentage below 50.0.
# At the N.Y. Giants (9/15) intercepted his first career pass, picking off a second quarter pass intended for tight end Jeremy Shockey at the Cowboys 20-yard line. He also broke up a season-high three passes.
# Against Arizona (10/5) logged his first career sack when he ran Jeff Blake out of bounds on a scramble.
# Was second on the team with seven tackles and helped limit quarterback Jake Delhomme to nine-of-24 passing (37.5 percent) in the Cowboys 24-20 win over Carolina (11/23).
# Recorded a season-high eight tackles against Miami (11/27) on Thanksgiving Day. Also recovered a Ricky Williams fumble at the Dallas 28-yard line.
# Earned NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors at Washington (12/14) after tying a team record with three interceptions, becoming the fourth Cowboys player and first rookie to have three interceptions in a game. The first interception came at the Dallas seven-yard line. He returned the second interception 25 yards to the Redskins nine-yard line to set up a Dallas touchdown. The third interception led to a Dallas field goal.
# Posted five tackles at Carolina (1/3/04) in his postseason debut.


# A consensus All-America selection as a senior cornerback at Kansas State and an honorable mention All-America kickoff returner.
# Became the first player in school history to win the Jim Thorpe Award and was a finalist for the Bronco Nagurski Award.
# Was an All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year in 2002, when he became the second player in school history to score a touchdown on a kickoff and punt return in the same season.
# In 48 collegiate games, posted 133 tackles, 10 interceptions, 32 pass deflections, and two forced fumbles.
# Also gained 834 yards with one touchdown on 32 kickoff returns (26.1 yards-per-return) and 417 yards with three touchdowns on 27 punt returns (15.4 yards-per-return).
# As a senior, had five interceptions and 14 pass breakups.
# Also played wide receiver, catching four passes for 98 yards (24.5 yards-per-catch) and a touchdown.
# A consensus All-Big 12 Conference second-team selection as a junior, ranked fifth in the Big 12 and 16th in the nation with 19 passes defensed.
# Also posted three interceptions as a junior and blocked two kicks.
# On the track, was a two-time Big 12 champion in the 100 meters and reached the NCAA semifinals.
# Set the school record in the 100 meters at 10.20 seconds.
# Also finished second in the 200 meters at the Big 12 meet with a time of 21.42.
# Earned his first All-America honor by finishing fifth in the 60 meters at the NCAA Indoor Championship with a time of 6.67.
# Was the Big 12 indoor champ in the 60 meters with a time of 6.65 seconds in the finals and ran a school-record 6.62 seconds in the preliminary round.


# Terence Newman attended Central High School in Salina, Kansas.
# Coming out of high school, was listed as one of the top-20 recruits in Kansas by First Down Recruiting.
# Lettered twice in football, three times in track, three times in basketball and once in baseball.
# Ran the 100 meters in 10.36 and the 200 in 21.6 entering his senior season.
# A business major at Kansas State.

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