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Encyclopedia > Ozzie Newsome
Ozzie Newsome
Position(s):
Tight End
Jersey #(s):
82
Born: March 16, 1956 (1956-03-16) (age 51)
Flag of Alabama Muscle Shoals, Alabama
Career Information
Year(s): 1978-1990
NFL Draft: 1978 / Round: 1 / Pick: 23
College: Alabama
Professional Teams
Career Stats
Receptions     662
Receiving Yards     7,980
Touchdowns     47
Stats at NFL.com
Career Highlights and Awards
Pro Football Hall of Fame
College Hall of Fame

Ozzie Newsome Jr. (born March 16, 1956 in Muscle Shoals, Alabama) is a former Pro Football Hall of Fame American Football tight end who played for the Cleveland Browns, and is currently the general manager of the Baltimore Ravens. A diagram showing typical football positions In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... In team sports, the squad number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players outfit. ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Alabama. ... Muscle Shoals is a city famous for its music and contributions to American popular music, in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924, and is included in The Shoals MSA. // Muscle Shoals is located at (34. ... In an organised sports league, a season is the portion of one year in which regulated games of the sport are in session. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns, through seven rounds[2], selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... 1978 NFL Draft Round one Categories: | | ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ... Browns redirects here. ... The 1978 NFL season was the 59th regular season of the National Football League. ... The 1990 NFL season was the 71st regular season of the National Football League. ... In American football, a reception is a type of play in which the ball is received (caught) by a player. ... A touchdown is the primary method of scoring in American and Canadian football, in which the ball carrier causes the football to break the plane of the end zone, thus earning 6 points for his team (in both codes). ... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... The 1982 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 31, 1982 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1985 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on January 27, 1985 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... The 1986 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl was played on February 2, 1986 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii. ... // Offense Defense Special teams See also National Football League ... is the 75th day of the year (76th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A car from 1956 Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Muscle Shoals is a city famous for its music and contributions to American popular music, in Colbert County, Alabama, USA. As of the 2000 census, the population of the city is 11,924, and is included in The Shoals MSA. // Muscle Shoals is located at (34. ... The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... Browns redirects here. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...

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College career

Before his NFL career, Newsome played for the University of Alabama, where he started for all 4 years of his college career. Newsome made the College Football All-America Team in 1977 and assisted the Crimson Tide to a 42-5 overall record during his four seasons. In total, Newsome amassed 102 receptions for 2,070 receiving yards. His 20.3 average yards per catch was a conference record. Newsome was eventually named the Player of the Decade for the 1970’s[1]. In 1994, Newsome was enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame. The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ... The College Football All-America Team is an honor given annually to the best American college football players at their respective position. ... College Football Hall of Fame front. ...


Professional career

Nicknamed "The Wizard of Oz", Newsome was the 23rd pick in the 1978 NFL Draft for the Cleveland Browns. He was named the Browns' Offensive Player of the Year his rookie year, the first time in 25 years that a rookie had ever been named that. Ozzie earned All-Pro honors the following year, 1979, and finally again in 1984. Newsome went to the Pro Bowl in 1981, 1984 and 1985. In 1986, Newsome won the Ed Block Courage Award for playing with injuries, while in 1990 Newsome won the NFL Players Association Whizzer White Award for his community service. 1978 NFL Draft Round one Categories: | | ... Browns redirects here. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Football League Players Association, or NFLPA, is the labor union of players in footballs National Football League. ... Byron Raymond White (June 8, 1916 – April 15, 2002) won fame both as a football running back and as an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States. ...


Newsome played in 198 consecutive games as a Brown. Newsome also caught a pass in 150 consecutive games, which was the second longest streak in the NFL when he retired.


He finished his career with 662 receptions and 7,980 yards, both Cleveland franchise records, and 47 touchdowns.


In 1999 Newsome was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the hall of fame of the National Football League (NFL). ...


General manager

Newsome made NFL history on November 22, 2002, when he became the first ever African-American general manager in the league. Newsome is currently the general manager of the Baltimore Ravens. Originally with the team he was their vice president of player Personnel up until 2002 when he was promoted to general manager. As vice president of player personnel, he had all of the duties that a regular general manager has but was not paid as such. is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... The term general manager is a descriptive term for certain executives in a business operation. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore...


Newsome is a member of the historically black Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi (ΩΨΦ) is a national fraternity, and was the first black national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college. ...


Newsome is also rumored to eventually be the next Athletic Director at the University of Alabama, after current AD Mal Moore retires. When asked about this he's even said, "People keep talking about me being the AD. If there's the opportunity to come back maybe to be the janitor at the University of Alabama, hey, I'll take that." [2] The University of Alabama (also known as Alabama, UA or colloquially as Bama) is a public coeducational university located in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. Founded in 1831, UA is the flagship school of the University of Alabama System. ...


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Ozzie Newsome was born in 1956 in Sheffield.
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Nicknamed the "Wizard of Oz," Newsome began his career with the NFL as a tight end with the Cleveland Browns in 1978 and started his climb up the ladder with the league.
In 2000, Newsome was named the NFL executive of the year after the Ravens captured its Super Bowl victory.
Newsome has evolved from a player to the general manager of an NFL franchise.
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