University of Michigan Football All-American
Analyzing his 1932 All-Americans, Grantland Rice said: "From a fine field, Newman stood well above the mass. He made Michigan's run of eight successive victories possible with his passing, running, and place-kicking. One of the season's most effective triple-threat backs. Scored 57 of Michigan's 83 points in the Big Ten." He won the Douglas Fairbanks Award in 1932 as College Football MVP, predecessor to the Heisman trophy. Also won the Chicago Tribune's Silver Football as the Big Ten's MVP. Later played pro ball with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers.