Skyhawk Football | Austin Newsom - 78

YearRS Sophomore
HometownWhite Bluff, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-5 - 325 lbs.

2016: Saw action in 11 games for the Skyhawks while starting in eight games on the offensive line… Was part of an offensive line unit that conceded only 15 sacks for the entire season…Helped an offensive line which led the OVC with a 4.79 sacks per dropback percentage…Skyhawk offense ranked 24th nationally and first in the OVC in sacks allowed per game at 1.25…Helped block for an offense that generated 43 touchdowns and 384.2 yards of total offense per game.

2015: Redshirted.

BEFORE UTM: Was a mainstay on both lines for head coach Chuck Daniel at Creek Wood High School…Tallied 65 tackles, five sacks, two forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and five pass breakups in 2014…Had a breakout game against East Hickman on Oct. 14, tallying two sacks, two drive-ending tackles for a loss and blocking a pass in a 48-24 victory…Ended his prep career with 120 tackles, 15 sacks and 10 passes defended...Was also an all-district offensive lineman…Played in the 2014 Offense Defense All-American Game in Orlando, Fla.

PERSONAL: Born on Feb. 17, 1997…Son of Matthew and Desiree Taylor…Has two siblings, Katlyn Newsom and Ryleigh Taylor…Majoring in agriculture.

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