Craig Newsome
No. 21
Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1971-08-10) August 10, 1971 (age 52)
San Bernardino, California, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school:Eisenhower (Rialto, California)
College:Arizona State
NFL Draft:1995 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Interceptions:4
INT yards:51
Games:53
Player stats at NFL.com

Craig Newsome (born August 10, 1971) is an American former professional football cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He was selected in the first round of the 1995 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, where he played for four years. He won Super Bowl XXXI with the Packers, beating the New England Patriots. He was later traded to the San Francisco 49ers in 1999.[1]

Amateur career

Newsome played for Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California, the same high school as Ronnie Lott, and attended San Bernardino Valley College before transferring to Arizona State.

NFL career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 11+12 in
(1.82 m)
185 lb
(84 kg)
31 in
(0.79 m)
8+58 in
(0.22 m)
4.74 s 1.70 s 2.73 s 4.56 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
9 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2]

The Packers selected Newsome in the first round with the 32nd pick in the 1995 NFL Draft.[3] He was the starting cornerback on the 1996 Green Bay Packers championship team. He also had a forced fumble and an interception in Super Bowl XXXI. On September 19, 1999 the Packers traded Newsome to the 49ers. Newsome was forced into retirement after the 1999 season, as three shattered vertebrae left him physically disabled.[4]

NFL career statistics

Legend
Bold Career high

Regular season

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
1995 GNB 16 16 75 54 21 0.0 - 1 3 0 3 - 0 0 0 0
1996 GNB 16 16 71 61 10 0.0 - 2 22 0 20 - 1 1 0 0
1997 GNB 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 GNB 13 13 57 49 8 0.0 - 1 26 0 26 - 0 0 0 0
1999 SFO 7 2 16 13 3 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
53 48 219 177 42 0.0 3 4 51 0 26 0 1 1 0 0

Playoffs

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Cmb Solo Ast Sck TFL Int Yds TD Lng PD FF FR Yds TD
1995 GNB 3 3 15 14 1 0.0 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 31 1
1996 GNB 3 3 7 6 1 0.0 - 3 40 0 35 0 0 0 0 0
1998 GNB 1 1 4 4 0 0.0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 7 26 24 2 0.0 0 4 40 0 35 0 0 1 31 1

Post NFL career

Newsome coached the La Crosse River Rats of the Indoor Football League in 2000, located in La Crosse Wisconsin. He currently resides in Holmen, Wisconsin where he is a coach on the Holmen High School football team.

References

  1. ^ "Craig Newsome Stats". Pro-Football-Reference.com.
  2. ^ "Craig Newsome, Combine Results, CB - Arizona State". nflcombineresults.com. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  3. ^ "1995 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 31, 2023.
  4. ^ Dunne, Tyler (July 15, 2012). "Ex-Packer Craig Newsome fights pain, addiction". Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.