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

Honors & Awards
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2015)

I-back Terrell Newby has teamed with Imani Cross to provide depth behind All-American Ameer Abdullah the past two seasons. With Abdullah moving on to the professional ranks, the 5-10, 200-pound Newby is one of several I-backs who will battle for playing time at I-back in the 2015 season.

Newby was Nebraska’s fourth-leading rusher in 2014, gaining 297 yards on 67 carries, while scoring five rushing touchdowns. Newby has outstanding speed and has shown the ability to catch the ball out of the backfield. He has also been a regular kickoff return man for the Huskers and could again factor in that role.

2014 (Sophomore)
Newby played in all 13 games as a reserve I-back and on kickoff returns. In addition to rushing numbers, Newby caught eight passes for 44 yards and had three kickoff returns for 53 yards. Newby opened the year with a caeer-high 107 yards on 16 carries and two rushing touchdowns against Florida Atlantic, joining Abdullah in cracking the century mark.

Newby had seven carries for 18 yards at Fresno State and added a 12-yard reception and 20-yard kickoff return. Against Illinois, Newby had nine carries for 34 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 21 yards. He ran for 23 yards at Northwestern, 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 agains tthe Trojans.
2013 (Freshman)
Newby played in every game and was third on the team with 298 rushing yards. He averaged 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. He 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 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





297 4.4 22.8

43 vs. Florida Atlantic








43 vs. Florida Atlantic


Single-Game Highs
» Rushes – 16 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)
» Rushing Yards – 107 vs. Florida Atlantic (2014)
» Rushing Touchdowns – 2 twice

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