A solid playmaker and an anchor in the Dallas Cowboys secondary for each of his first eight
seasons in the NFL, Terence Newman is one of the Cowboys' most productive players, both on
and off the field.
Blessed with speed that made him an indoor and outdoor All-American sprinter in college at
Kansas State University, Newman was a consensus All-American and the Jim Thorpe Award
winner as a senior cornerback for the Wildcats. He has been a consistent performer since
becoming Dallas' first round draft choice in 2003, earning All-Rookie honors after tying for
the league lead among rookies in interceptions. In his second season, Newman became the first
player since Everson Walls in 1981-82 to lead the team outright in interceptions in consecutive
seasons. He enjoyed another productive season in 2005 where he solidified his reputation as a
shutdown corner. He was rarely challenged in the passing game in 2006, and, in 2007, he proved
he could overcome injury for the first time in his career - turning in a performance worthy of
his first Pro Bowl selection despite missing the season's first two games with a foot injury. He
had another big impact on the team in 2008, with his team-leading and career-high tying four
interceptions that allowed the veteran defensive back to lead the team in that category for the
third time in his career. He was selected to his second Pro Bowl after the 2009 season.
Off the field, Newman is very involved in the community, launching the Terence Newman
Rising Stars Foundation back in 2007. Each year, the foundation has selected 10 promising
student-athletes as freshmen from the Dallas Independent School District and followed them
throughout their high school years. In addition to providing the kids with academic tutoring
and regular outings, such as movies, golf and trips to the Mavericks practice facility to play
basketball, the foundation provides each student with a $5,000 college scholarship upon
graduation. This Summer, the first class of Rising Stars graduated from high school, and the
foundation paid out $50,000 in scholarships for them.
In addition to the scholarship program, the Rising Stars Foundation has also worked with the
University of Phoenix on its Read.Play.Win! reading incentive program. The foundation also
provided an endowment to Kansas State University, and provided four full-tuition scholarships
to University of Phoenix for kids from the Boys & Girls Club's Collegiate Steps program.