Arkeel Newsome
Arkeel  Newsome


Ansonia, Conn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 180

Running Back



Blue Tops White, 28-3, In Spring Game

Ron Johnson had 91 rushing yards -- including a 63-yard TD run.


UConn Falls to Marshall 16-10 in St. Petersburg Bowl

Shirreffs finishes with 162 total yards, but comes up short in close game


UConn Football Holds Annual Awards Show

The event was a great night to celebrate a great season.


Huskies Top No. 13 Houston For Bowl Eligibility

Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder on a trick play in the fourth quarter


Newsome's Performance Is Golden

Husky running back second Gold Helmet winner this year.


Marshall 16, UConn 10

Marshall 16, UConn 10 St. Petersburg Bowl December 26, 2015


UConn Vs. Marshall Bowl 2015

The Huskies fall to Marshall in the St. Petersburg Bowl.


Temple 27, UConn 3

The Huskies fall on the road against Temple, on November 28, 2015.


UConn vs Houston

UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)


UConn 20, Houston 17

UConn knocks off unbeaten Houston

2015: Was the leading rusher for the Huskies with 792 yards on 183 carries with six TDs...also was second in receiving with 45 receptions for 465 yards with two TDs..UConn's primary kickoff returner (429 yards on 19 attempts)...led team in all-purpose yards with 1,686, which is seventh in school single-season history...was ranked 24th in the country in all-purpose yards and first in the American with 129.69...started the final ten games of the season with 100-yards games in two of the final four regular season contests -- 114 vs. Houston (Nov. 21) and a career-high 179 vs. East Carolina (Oct. 30)...against East Carolina, had a 90-yard TD run late in the third quarter, which gave UConn a commanding 24-6 lead..that run is tied as the third-longest rush in school history and the longest rush for a Husky since 2006..179 yards of rushing was the most for a Husky in a single game since 2010..had 244 all-purpose yards vs. East Carolina and was named the winner of the weekly Gold Helmet Award, given to the top player in New England by the New England Football Writers' Association...was named to the American Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts in win vs. UCF (Oct. 10) and had 257 yards of all-purpose yardage vs. the Knights.

2014: Saw action in all 12 games, starting two at tailback as a true freshman...was UConn's primary kick returner with 36 returns for 730 yards, a 20.3 return average...total kick returns and kick return yardage rank fourth in UConn single-season history...on the ground, carried 47 times for 188 yards to average 4.0 yards per rush...also a factor in the passing game, catching 11 balls for 155 yards and two touchdowns...first true freshman to accumulate over 1,000 all-purpose yards since Terry Caulley in 2002...had 213 all-purpose yards, including a 74-yard touchdown grab, vs. Temple (Sept. 27)...rushed for a season-high 40 yards, caught three passes and had a season-long 47-yard kick return at Tulane (Oct. 11)...rushed for 32 yards on just four carries in a win over UCF (Nov. 1)...caught a 39-yard touchdown at Memphis (Nov. 29).

HIGH SCHOOL: Parade Magazine All-American at running back in 2013, UConn's first player to receive that honor...led Ansonia to the 2013 Class S Championship, its third straight...Ansonia went 43-0 in his final three seasons, reaching the No. 1 ranking in the state...three-time Walter Camp Football Foundation Player of the Year...in his senior season, carried 333 times, setting state records with 3,867 yards and 68 touchdowns (64 rushing)...holds Connecticut career records with 10,672 yards, 187 touchdowns and 1,162 points...led the country in rushing yards as a sophomore and senior...just the ninth player in United States high school football history to rush for more than 10,000 yards in a career...New Haven Register 2013 All-State and Player of the Year... CHSCA All-State First Team...named U.S. Army All-American Bowl High School Player of the Week, for the week ending Oct. 19. after a 396-yard and six touchdown performance.

PERSONAL: Arkeel Newsome....born July 8, 1994...an urban studies major.

Most Carries: 32, vs. Houston, 11/21/15
Most Rushing Yards: 179, vs. East Carolina, 10/30/15
Longest Run: 90, vs. East Carolina, 10/30/15
Most Receptions: 8 (2x), last vs. Cincinnati, 10/24/15
Longest Reception: 74t, vs. Temple, 9/27/14
Most Rec. Yards: 77, vs. Temple, 9/27/14
Longest Kick Return: 71, vs. UCF, 10/10/15