Austin Newton - Football - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#46 Austin Newton Season 2006-07


Class Redshirt Sophomore
Height 6'3"
Weight 218
Hometown McDonough, Ga.
High School Union Grove

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.

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[apos]s top performers on kickoff coverage units.

Played sparingly at linebacker… Credited with an assisted tackle in win over Eastern Michigan… Also contributed on special teams in six games.

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.

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.