2012 All-Sun Belt Second Team
2012 All-Louisiana Second Team
Started all 13 games in the Warhawk secondary... Was named second team All-Sun Belt and second team All-Louisiana... Totaled 57 tackles (36 solo, 21 assisted), a team-high four interceptions and five pass breakups... Tied for fifth in the conference in interceptions... Made five stops (two solo) in OT win over No. 8 Arkansas... Tallied four total tackles at Auburn... Recorded six tackles (three solo) against Baylor... Made five solo stops and one for a loss in win at Middle Tennessee... Intercepted Blue Raider QB Logan Kilgore in the endzone setting up an eight-plus minute drive to end the game... Made six tackles (five solo) and picked off one pass in OT win at Western Kentucky... Had seven tackles (five solo) against South Alabama... Made three solo tackles with one interception against UL-Lafayette... Had seven tackles (three solo) and one interception against North Texas... Recorded fumble recovery and four solo tackles at FIU... Made two solo stops in AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl vs. Ohio.
Saw action in all 12 games, making 11 starts… Finished season with 62 tackles (40 solo) to go along with one sack, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries... Credited with four tackles (three solo) at Florida State... Made seven stops (four solo) and recorded his first career fumble recovery at TCU... Totaled five tackles (four solo) and a fumble recovery at Iowa... Had a career-high 10 tackles (six solo) against Arkansas State... Tallied four tackles (three solo) and his first career interception in win at Troy... Made four tackles (two solo) at North Texas... Totaled six tackles (three solo) against Western Kentucky... Finished with four solo tackles at UL-Lafayette... Recorded five tackles (three solo) against Middle Tennessee... Had five tackles (three solo) against Middle Tennessee... Finished with five tackles (two solo) against FIU... Totaled seven stops (six solo) with one sack and a career-high two interceptions at Florida Atlantic .
Shifted from running back to safety during fall camp and was in the starting lineup by week four; started seven total games and appeared in all 12 contests... Finished the season with 37 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss and five pass break ups... Had four stops -- all solo -- in his first career start which came against BCS National Champion Auburn... Had a season-high seven tackles in ULM’s victory over Troy and added five stops against North Texas...Tallied a pair of tackles for loss against UNT and a half tackle for loss at FIU... Had at least two tackles in each of the final nine games of the season... Made six tackles in the season finale against UL-Lafayette.
Played in just one game as a true freshman due to an injury, but it was an impressive performance... Rushed for 158 yards on 22 carries (7.2 yards per carry) against Texas Southern -- 21 carries for 149 yards in the second half... Was the seventh best rushing performance of the weekend in the NCAA... Was also the eighth best rushing performance ever by a ULM freshman and the second best by a true freshman... Received a medical redshirt.
Rushed for 1,786 yards and 23 touchdowns on 250 carries as a senior despite missing two games to a minor injury... Named to the Clarion Ledger All-State Second Team... Played in the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game... Rushed for over 900 yards as a junior... Rushed for 205 on 41 carries and caught a 31-yard touchdown pass against Top-10 ranked Hattiesburg to earn Mississippi Player of the Week honors by the Clarion Ledger... Finished second in Mississippi in powerlifting.
Full name is Isaiah Jamal Newsome... Son of Frank and Carolyn Newsome... Born Feb. 20, 1991, in Hattiesburg, Miss... Has two brothers, John and Frank, and three sisters, Jancsi, Courtney and Shermenia... Majoring in general studies.