Jamie Newman
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Newman with the Tiger-Cats in 2022
No. 14 – Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Personal information
Born: (1997-12-01) December 1, 1997 (age 24)
Graham, North Carolina
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High school:Graham
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career CFL statistics
Passing completions:16
Passing attempts:27
Completion percentage:60.0
Passing yards:175
Player stats at CFL.ca

Jamie Newman (born December 1, 1997) is an American professional Canadian football quarterback for the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Wake Forest before transferring to Georgia in 2020, although he opted out of playing that season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Newman signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2021 but was released prior to the season.

Early years

Newman attended Graham High School in Graham, North Carolina. He was a four-year starter at quarterback in high school. He committed to Wake Forest University to play college football.[1]

College career

Wake Forest

Newman during his time at Wake Forest, 2019
Newman during his time at Wake Forest, 2019

Newman redshirted his first year at Wake Forest in 2016. As a backup to John Wolford in 2017, he completed two of four passes for eight yards and an interception. Newman entered 2018 as backup to Sam Hartman, but started the final four games after Hartman was hurt.[2] He was named the 2018 Birmingham Bowl MVP after throwing for 328 yards and a touchdown.[3] For the season, he completed 84 of 141 passes for 1,083 yards, nine touchdowns and four interceptions. Newman beat out Hartman for the starting job entering 2019.[4][5]


In January 2020 Newman announced that he would transfer to Georgia for his final year of eligibility.[6] That September, Newman announced that he would be opting out of the 2020 season due to concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, Newman did not take a single snap with the Bulldogs.[7]


Season Team GP Passing Rushing
Cmp Att Pct Yds TD Int Att Yds Avg TD
2017 Wake Forest 1 2 4 50.0 8 0 1 1 5 5.0 0
2018 6 84 141 59.6 1,083 9 4 64 247 3.9 4
2019 12 220 361 60.9 2,868 26 11 180 574 3.2 6
2020 Georgia Opted out due to COVID-19 pandemic
Career 19 306 506 60.5 3,959 35 16 245 826 3.4 10

Professional career

Philadelphia Eagles

Newman signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent on May 14, 2021,[8] but was waived on June 9, 2021.[9]

Hamilton Tiger-Cats

Newman was signed by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the CFL on February 6, 2022.[10] He scored his first touchdown on July 28, 2022, versus the Montréal Alouettes.


  1. ^ Bailey, Stephen (April 20, 2015). "Syracuse football recruiting: Orange QB target Jamie Newman commits to Wake Forest". syracuse.
  2. ^ reports, wire. "With Hartman gone, WF looks to Newman". The Courier-Tribune.
  3. ^ Dudley, Evan (December 22, 2018). "'Another day at the office': Wake Forest QB Jamie Newman wins Birmingham Bowl MVP". al.
  4. ^ "Wake Forest to start Jamie Newman at QB". ESPN.com. August 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Journal, Conor O’Neill Winston-Salem. "Jamie Newman continues to develop as Wake Forest's quarterback, and wins coming with it". Winston-Salem Journal.
  6. ^ Pickman, Ben. "Georgia Adds Grad Transfer QB Jamie Newman". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved April 26, 2020.
  7. ^ Cooper, Sam (September 3, 2020). "Georgia QB Jamie Newman opts out of 2020 college football season". Yahoo Sports. Retrieved September 3, 2020.
  8. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 14, 2021). "Eagles sign seven rookie free agents". PhiladelphiaEagles.com.
  9. ^ Zangaro, Dave. "Eagles waive 3, including a couple notable undrafted players". NBC Sports. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
  10. ^ "Tiger-Cats Sigh QBs Matt Shiltz, Jamie Newman". cfl.ca. February 6, 2022.