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Arkeel  Newsome


Ansonia, Conn.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-7 / 182

Running Back



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.


Huskies Heading To The Big Easy To Take On Tulane

UConn is coming off an impressive win vs. East Carolina and will look to build upon that.


Huskies Ready For Friday Night Showdown With East Carolina

UConn welcomes the Pirates to East Hartford for the first time in history.


UConn Falls to Cincinnati, 37-13

Bryant Shirreffs throws for 87 yards and runs for another 90.


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


UConn Vs. Tulane

The Huskies are on the road against Tulane, on November 6, 2015.


UConn 31, East Carolina 13

The Huskies defeat East Carolina, on October 30, 2015.

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).

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.