2009 Newton played in nine games, seeing action as a reserve linebacker and special team contributor... Finished year with a pair of tackles... Played in 31 games during career.
2008 Played in every game, participating as a reserve linebacker and special teams contributor... Finished with five total tackles, including three solo stops... One of the team's top performers on kickoff coverage units.
2007 Played sparingly at linebacker... Credited with an assisted tackle in win over Eastern Michigan... Also contributed on special teams in six games.
2006 Redshirted as a freshman, serving as a scout team defensive end/linebacker.
High School Two-year starter at defensive end... Three-year letter-winner who also saw limited role as wide receiver as senior... First Team All-Area and Second Team All-Region selection... On defense, totalled 60 tackles, 10 quarterback sacks, 10 quarterback hurries, six tackles for loss and two fumble recoveries... Helped guide Union Grove to 9-3 overall record, advancing to second round of AAAAA playoffs before losing to eventual state champion Lowndes... Two-year starter at power forward in basketball, currently averaging 10 ppg... Standout hurdler in track & field, qualifying for state in 300-meter hurdles as junior.
Personal Austin Jorel Newton... Son of Paula Wise and Terene Wise... Mom is Coca-Cola event manager; dad is security manager at Coca-Cola... Has one younger brother...Involved in several community service efforts, including local Big Brothers-Big Sisters program and Partner Club, an effort to help special needs children... Working toward degree in Sociology from College of Arts and Science.