A TLANTA, GA – Winston-Salem State University football great Timmy Newsome will be honored for his prestigious career as he was selected for induction into the Black College Football Hall of Fame(BCFHOF). He will be a member of the 10th class of inductees.
Newsome earned the selection for one of the greatest collegiate football careers in the history of Winston-Salem State University. During his career, he totaled 3,843 rushing yards to rank second in school history with 38 rushing touchdowns. During his career, the Rams compiled a 34-10-1 overall record and a 26-5-1 record in Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) play. The team won back-to-back CIAA championships in 1977 and 1978 with a trip to the Gold Bowl (1977) and the NCAA Division II Playoffs (1978). Individually, Newsome earned several collegiate honors. He earned All-CIAA honors in 1977, 1978, and 1979. He was also a three-time CIAA Offensive Player of the Year and a two-time Division II All-American. He was inducted into the Clarence E. "Big House" Gaines WSSU Athletics Hall of Fame as well as the CIAA Hall of Fame.
Following his collegiate career, Newsome went on to a successful professional career. He was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL draft and spent nine seasons with the team.
Newsome will be joined by Emerson Boozer (Maryland-Eastern Shore), Hugh Douglas (Central State), Rich "Tombstone" Jackson (Southern), Frank Lewis (Grambling State), John Taylor (Delaware State), and Coach Arnett "Ace" Mumford (Jarvis Christian College, Bishop College, Texas College and Southern University).
The seven inductees into the Black College Hall of Fame were selected from were selected from a list of 25 finalists who had been determined by the BCHOF Selection Committee. The inductees will be recognized at the Celebration Bowl in Atlanta, Georgia on December 15th. For more information, please visit www.BlackCollegeFootballHOF.org.
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