#34 Terrell Newby
Position: I Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Chaminade
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2014 Outlook
I-back Terrell Newby is a key part of an impressive stable of running backs in the Husker offense and will look to earn an expanded role in 2014. The 5-10, 200-pound Newby has added more than 15 pounds of muscle since he arrived on campus last summer and has the explosiveness to make plays for Nebraska in several ways.

Newby was one of two true freshmen to see action on offense last season, earning playing time at I-back behind Ameer Abdullah and Imani Cross, who both return for 2014. The talented trio of I-backs combined to rush for more than 2,400 yards in 2013, helping Nebraska feature one of the nation’s top rushing attacks. Newby has shown the ability to be an effective receiver out of the backfield and could also use his speed and explosiveness on kickoff and punt returns.

2013 (Freshman)
Newby played in every game and rushed for 298 yards to finish third on the team in rushing yards. He averaged 5.5 yards on his 54 carries. He also caught three passes out of the backfield, had four kickoff returns for 77 yards and had a 10-yard punt return.

Newby opened the year with season highs of 15 carries and 76 yards against Wyoming. He added 60 yards against Southern Miss. Newby topped 50 yards for a third time in non-conference play with 52 yards and a season-high two touchdowns against South Dakota State. He had 61 rushing yards at Purdue, including a season-long 23-yard run. Newby had his only punt return at Michigan, and had a season-long 24-yard kickoff return vs. Iowa.

Before Nebraska (Chaminade HS)
Newby posted back-to-back seasons with more than 2,000 yards rushing for Chaminade High in West Hills, Calif. In his career, Newby accounted for 105 total touchdowns for Coach Ed Croson’s team. As a senior in 2012, Newby ran for 2,305 yards and 45 touchdowns and averaged 7.7 yards per carry. 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. Newby’s top game in 2012 came against Harvard-Westlake, when he rushed for 360 yards and eight touchdowns in a 78-34 victory. For his efforts as a senior, 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 also topped 2,000 yards as a junior in 2011, running for 2,117 yards and 34 rushing touchdowns on 303 attempts. He also caught 18 passes for 184 yards and a touchdown, while returning punts for Chaminade, helping his team to a 10-3 record and a trip to the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section playoffs. Newby first made a splash as a sophomore when he rushed for 1,372 yards and 18 touchdowns for Chaminade, 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, which listed him as the top running back in California and one of the top 10 overall prospects in the Golden State. Newby was among the top 150 players in the country by 247 Sports which listed him among the top 20 players in California and as the No. 11 running back prospect in the nation. 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.

He is the son of Terrell and Lorraine Newby, and he was born on July 25, 1995. Newby is majoring in business administration. He has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes, Husker Hotline and at the Belmont Rec Center.

Newby's Career Statistics












298 5.5 22.9

23 at Purdue








23 at Purdue


Single-Game Highs
» Rushes – 15 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» Rushing Yards – 76 vs. Wyoming (2013)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 2 vs. SDSU (2013)
» Receptions – 1 vs. UCLA (2013), vs. Southern Miss (2013), at Purdue (2013)
» Receiving Yards – 9 vs. UCLA (2013)
» Receiving Touchdowns – None