Tim Newton

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Tim Newton
No. 96
Position: Defensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1963-03-23) March 23, 1963 (age 60)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Orlando (FL) Jones
College: Florida
NFL Draft: 1985  / Round: 6 / Pick: 164
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played:108
Games started:47
Sacks:17.0
Interceptions:2
Player stats at NFL.com  ·  PFR

Timothy Reginald Newton (born March 23, 1963) is an American former college and professional football player who was a defensive tackle in the National Football League (NFL) for nine seasons during the 1980s and 1990s. Newton played college football for the University of Florida, and thereafter, he played professionally for the Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL.

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Early years

Newton was born in Orlando, Florida in 1963. [1] He attended Jones High School in Orlando, [2] and played for the Jones Tigers high school football team.

College career

Newton accepted an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he played for coach Charley Pell and coach Galen Hall's Florida Gators football teams from 1981 to 1984. [3] As a senior in 1984, Newton was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection and a second-team All-American. [3]

Professional career

The Minnesota Vikings selected Newton in the sixth round (164th pick overall) of the 1985 NFL Draft, [4] and he played for the Vikings for five seasons from 1985 to 1989. [5] He also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1990 and 1991, and the Kansas City Chiefs in 1992 and 1993. [5] In his nine-season NFL career, Newton played in a total of 108 regular season games, and started forty-seven of them. [1]

Football family

He is the younger brother of Nate Newton, who also played in the NFL.

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References

  1. 1 2 Pro-Football-Reference.com, Players, Tim Newton. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  2. databaseFootball.com, Players, Tim Newton Archived February 15, 2010, at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  3. 1 2 2011 Florida Gators Football Media Guide Archived April 2, 2012, at the Wayback Machine , University Athletic Association, Gainesville, Florida, pp. 87, 96, 184 (2011). Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  4. Pro Football Hall of Fame, Draft History, 1985 National Football League Draft. Retrieved July 20, 2010.
  5. 1 2 National Football League, Historical Players, Tim Newton. Retrieved July 20, 2010.

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