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Terrell Newby
Player Profile:
Terrell Newby 1076039
Position: I Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Chaminade

Honors & Awards
» Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week (vs. Southern Miss, 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015)

2016 Outlook
I-back Terrell Newby is the most experienced member of the Nebraska running back corps heading into the 2016 season. Newby started eight games last season and was the Huskers' leading rusher, while also being a threat as a receiver out of the backfield.

The 5-10, 200-pounder will continue to compete with several other players for action at I-back, but his versatility makes Newby an excellent fit in the Husker offense. Newby excelled in the first half of the season before an ankle injury limited his productivity in the final five games.

Newby became the 63rd player in school history to eclipse 1,000 career rushing yarrds, and he enters the 2016 season in position to join 28 Huskers in the 2,000-yard club. Newby has also contributed as a kickoff returner throughout his NU career. Newby is a Los Angeles native and was one of the nation’s most sought-after running backs in 2013.

2015 (Junior)
Newby was Nebraska's top I-back for the majority of the season. He 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 opened the year with 43 rushing yards and a touchdown against BYU, before a career night against South Alabama. Newby set career highs with 28 carries for 198 yards against the Jaguars, including 118 yards before halftime. He also scored two rushing touchdowns in the game 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 yards on the ground against Southern Miss. Newby posted his second 100-yard rushing game at Minnesota with 13 carries for 116 yards and two touchdowns. His first score of the day came on a career-long 69-yard rush in the first quarter.

Newby had 52 rushing yards and three receptions against Northwestern, and ran for 56 yards by early in the second 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. He played in all 13 games, and in addition to his rushing numbers, Newby caught eight passes for 44 yards and had three kickoff returns for 53 yards. He opened the year with a career-high 107 yards on 16 carries and two rushing touchdowns against Florida Atlantic.

Against Illinois, Newby had nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 21 yards. He had 30 yards on 10 carries against Rutgers and picked up 42 yards on nine carries, including a seven-yard TD run, against Purdue.

Newby added his fifth touchdown run of the season 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 on his 54 carries. 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. Newby topped 50 yards for a third time in non-conference play with 52 yards and two touchdowns against South Dakota State. He had 61 rushing yards at Purdue, including a season-long 23-yard run. Newby had a career-long 24-yard kickoff return vs. Iowa.

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, 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 his time with Uplifting Athletes, Mad Dads, NFL Fuel Up to Play 60, School is Cool Week, Husker Heroes and hospital visits, and 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








69 at Minnesota


Total--35 receptions, 205 yards, 1 TD, long-30 vs. South Alabama
2013--3 receptions, 1 yard, long-9
2014--8 receptions, 45 yards, long-20
2015--24 receptions, 159 yards,
1 TD, long-30

Single-Game Highs

» Rushes – 28 vs. South Alabama (2015)
» Rushing Yards – 198 vs. South Alabama (2015)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 2, four times

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