Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
» Nebraska Record for Most PBU by a Linebacker (4 vs. Wisconsin, 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
2017 Season Notes
» Recorded a career-high 10 tackles against Oregon and Northwestern
» Had his first-career interception against Northwestern and returned it 49 yards for a touchdown. It was the longest return for a touchdown since 2009.
Senior Marcus Newby is expected to be a key piece in the Huskers' switch to a 3-4 defense in 2017. The 6-1, 235-pound Newby has shown the ability to both rush the passer and drop into coverage over the past three seasons, and both of those skills will be key factors in his role as an outside linebacker for the 2017 Blackshirts.
Newby will also be called on to provide leadership in a young linebacker group. The Maryland native has made 10 career starts for the Huskers over the past two seasons. Newby and junior Luke Gifford are expected to man one of the outside linebacker spots in the Huskers' defensive scheme.
Newby is an ethnic studies major and is on track to earn his degree in May of 2018.
Newby played in 12 games and made four starts at outside linebacker. He missed the Music City Bowl with an injury. Newby finished the season with 18 tackles, including seven solo stops, while posting three tackles for loss and a pair of sacks.
Newby had at least three tackles in each of the first three games of the season, including a season-high four stops in a rout of Wyoming. He had an eight-yard sack at Indiana, and made two tackles the following week against Purdue. Newby had a tackle for loss and a breakup at Wisconsin, and recorded two tackles at Ohio State. He added an eight-yard sack and forced a fumble against Maryland.
Newby played in 10 games with six starts at outside linebacker. He missed three games because of injury, including the Foster Farms Bowl. Newby totaled 34 tackles and had five tackles for loss and four pass breakups.
Newby had four tackles and a hurry against Southern Miss, and added a tackle for loss the following week at Illinois. He had four tackles and a tackle for loss against Wisconsin, while also tying an NU position record with four breakups. He had three consecutive games with at least five tackles, including six at Purdue, a season-high eight vs. Michigan State and five at Rutgers. He also had an eight-yard sack against the Scarlet Knights.
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 Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015, 2016) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017) for his outreach work, which included volunteering time with Uplifting Athletes, Make-A-Wish, Men with Dreams and local hospital and school outreach events.