Shirreffs finishes with 162 total yards, but comes up short in close game
The event was a great night to celebrate a great season.
Noel Thomas caught two touchdown passes, including a 45-yarder on a trick play in the fourth quarter
Husky running back second Gold Helmet winner this year.
UConn is coming off an impressive win vs. East Carolina and will look to build upon that.
Marshall 16, UConn 10 St. Petersburg Bowl December 26, 2015
The Huskies fall to Marshall in the St. Petersburg Bowl.
The Huskies fall on the road against Temple, on November 28, 2015.
UConn vs Houston (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn knocks off unbeaten Houston
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.
ARKEEL NEWSOME'S CAREER HIGHS 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