Moved from linebacker to running back in 2004 ... selected by the coaching staff as one of Marshall's most improved offensive players for the spring ... saw action in 10 games as a reserve running back ... carried the ball 26 times for 110 yards and two scores ... broke a 52-yard touchdown run in the win over Miami ... scored his second TD of the season in the win over Buffalo ... also credited with three tackles on the year.
Saw action in 10 games as a reserve outside linebacker and special teams player ... credited with 15 tackles on the year and one pass break up ... posted nine solo stops ... recorded a season-high four tackles in the win over Kent State.
Saw action in 12 games as a reserve linebacker and special teams player to earn his first varsity letter ... credited with nine total tackles on the year ... had a season-high five stops against Buffalo, including one tackle for loss.
Was a four-year letter winner and two-way starter ... played at Green Run High School before going to play for coach David Cox at Deep Creek ... lettered in basketball one season at Green Run ... a Student Sports All-American as a linebacker during his sophomore season ... rushed for more than 1,100 yards and scored 13 touchdowns during his senior year ... added more than 70 tackles with five passes broken up ... recorded 83 tackles as a freshman and 102 tackles as a sophomore with two interceptions and six sacks.
Full name is Donte' Deshawn Newsome ... born on January 22, 1983 ... son of Bruce and Angela Smith ... has three brothers and a sister - Antonio Lomba, Breck Smith, Tennisha Smith and Bruce Smith II ... majoring in geography.