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Billy Newsome
No. 81, 87, 78
Born: (1948-03-02) March 2, 1948 (age 74)
Jacksonville, Texas, United States
Career information
Position(s)Defensive end
Height6 ft 4 in (193 cm)
Weight250 lb (110 kg)
CollegeGrambling State
NFL draft1970 / Round: 5 / Pick: 122
Career history
As player
19701972Baltimore Colts
19731974New Orleans Saints
19751976New York Jets
1977Chicago Bears
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
INT yards20
Fumble recoveries8
Games started77

William Ray Newsome (born March 2, 1948) is a former American football defensive end in the NFL for the Baltimore Colts, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and the Chicago Bears. He played college football at Grambling State University.

He was traded along with a 1973 fourth-round pick (86th overall–Jim Merlo) from the Colts to the Saints for a 1973 first-round selection (2nd overall–Bert Jones) on January 29, 1973.[1][2]