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Ozzie Newsome

Wide Receiver

Ozzie Newsome, Jr.

Inducted 1994

Date of Birth



Muscle Shoals, AL


University of Alabama (1974-1977)


Ozzie Newsome was a four-year starter at end for Alabama 1974-77, a two-time All-Conference selection 1976-1977, and consensus All-America in 1977. He stood 6-4, weighed 210, and was Alabama co-captain in 1977. In four years he caught 102 passes for 2,070 yards. The average gain per pass, 20.3, was a conference record. Against Notre Dame in 1976 he caught seven passes, scored two touchdowns and a two-point conversion, and graded 90 on blocking. Alabama's record each year with Newsome was 11-1, 11-1, 9-3, 11-1 with three Southeastern Conference championships. The Atlanta Touchdown Club and the Birmingham Quarterback Club named Newsome Lineman of the Year in the conference in 1977. His coach, Bear Bryant, called him "the greatest end in Alabama history and that includes Don Hutson. A total team player, fine blocker, outstanding leader, great receiver with concentration, speed, hands." After college Newsome played for the Cleveland Browns at tight end 1978-90. He then became the General Manager of the Baltimore Ravens.


Height 6'4

Weight 210

Career Highlights

  • 1977 All-Conference
  • 1977 Conference MVP
  • 1977 Consensus All-America
  • 1976 All-Conference
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