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Jimmy Newman
Jimmy  Newman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oxford, AL

High School:
Oxford

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195

Position:
PK

Birthdate:
04/18/1991

Major:
Economics

09/30/2017

No. 25 Florida State Surpasses Wake Forest Late, 26-19

The Seminoles scored a touchdown in the final minute of the game to break a tie and earn the victory.

11/29/2014

Wake Forest Topped by Duke in 2014 Finale

John Wolford threw for a career-high three touchdowns in the 41-21 loss on Saturday night.

05/21/2013

Demon Deacons Earn Their Degrees

A total of 71 Wake Forest student-athletes received their degrees on Monday

11/07/2012

My Football Journey: Jimmy Newman

Senior placekicker talks about his football career past and present

10/20/2012

Defense Helps Wake Forest Beat Virginia 16-10

The Demon Deacons came in allowing more than 206 rushing yards per game. They limited the Cavaliers to just 48 yards rushing.

09/29/2012

Wake Forest vs. Duke - Sept. 29, 2012

Wake Forest vs. Duke

12/20/2011

Wake Forest vs. Clemson, November 12, 2011

Wake Forest Football vs. Clemson

12/02/2011

Wake Forest vs Maryland

Wake Forest vs Maryland (11/19/2011)

11/12/2011

Wake Forest vs. Clemson :: Nov. 12, 2011 (AP Photos)

Wake Forest vs. Clemson :: Nov. 12, 2011 (AP Photos)

11/10/2011

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame

Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame


Enters senior season ranked third in school history with 40 career field goals and fourth with 224 points ... Holds school record for consecutive field goals made with 14, set during 2011 season ... Led the team in scoring each of the past three seasons ... Wake Forest's most accurate field goal kicker in history at 76.9 percent (40-of-52), just ahead of Sam Swank (2005-08) at 76.3 ... Ranks second in school history in PATs made (104), trailing Swank by 20.

2011 (Junior)
Served as the team's primary placekicker for both field goals and kickoffs ... Went 17-for-22 on field goals, including 3-for-5 from 40+ yards ... Had a season-long 46-yard field goal vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 5) ... Went 39-for-41 on PATs ... Scored 90 points on the season, which is the fifth-highest single-season total in school history ... Ranked fourth in the ACC in points per game at 6.9 ... Also was third in the league in field goals made per game at 1.31 and fifth in field goal accuracy at 77.3 percent ... Entered the season with a string of 12 consecutive FG conversions and extended the streak to 13 with a 38-yarder in the first quarter at Syracuse (Sept. 1) ... Missed his next attempt from 34 yards to snap the school-record streak ... Also had a streak of 67 consecutive PATs made snapped at Syracuse ... Made 3-of-4 FG attempts at Syracuse ... Hit on 2-of-2 FG attempts with a long of 37 vs. NC State (Sept. 10) ... His five field goals in the first two games equaled the best start ever for a Deacon kicker ... Connected on both FG attempts vs. Gardner-Webb and recorded four touchbacks (Sept. 17) ... Kicked a pair of 22-yard field goals at Boston College (Oct. 1) ... Added a 28-yard field goal vs. Virginia Tech (Oct. 15) to run his streak to 11 consecutive FGs made ... Extended the streak to 13 straight and tie his own school record with a 38-yarder at Duke (Oct. 22) and a 22-yarder at UNC (Oct. 29) ... Hit a 46-yarder on his first attempt vs. Notre Dame (Nov. 5) for his new school-record 14th consecutive make ... Missed from 42 yards vs. the Irish to snap his streak ... Snapped a streak of three straight misses with a 25-yarder vs. Maryland (Nov. 19) ... Did not attempt a field goal vs. Vanderbilt (Nov. 26), the only game all season in which he was shut out ... Converted a 46-yard field goal in the Music City Bowl vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 30).

2010 (Sophomore)
Went 12-for-13 on field goals, including 3-for-4 from 40+ yards ... After missing his first attempt of the year, made 12 consecutive field goals, the longest streak in school history ... Led the team in scoring with 67 points ... Tied for first in the ACC in PAT kicking percentage (100.0), second in field goal percentage (.900) and 10th in field goals (1.0/gm) ... Perfect 31-for-31 on PATs on the season ... Went 1-for-2 on field goal attempts in season opener vs. Presbyterian (Sept. 2), converting from 36 yards out and missing a 43-yard field goal attempt ... Made a season-long 48-yard field goal at Stanford (Sept. 18) ... Made a pair of field goals vs. Georgia Tech (Oct. 2), including a 26-yard go-ahead field goal late in the fourth quarter ... Was a perfect 2-for-2 in field goals vs. Navy (Oct. 9), converting from 31 and 45 yards ... Converted field goals from 37 and 39 yards vs. Boston College (Nov. 6) ... Made a 45-yard field goal vs. Clemson (Nov. 20) ... Was successful from 32 and 36 yards at Vanderbilt (Nov. 27).


2009 (True Freshman)
Wake Forest's leading scorer as a true freshman with 67 points ... Connected on 11-of-17 field goals and all 34 PATs ... Finished seventh in the ACC in scoring with 6.7 PPG and eighth in field goals per game (1.1) ... Did not play in the first two games of the season before having his redshirt pulled before the Elon game (Sept. 19) ... Made his collegiate debut against the Phoenix and booted five PATs ... Missed his first career field goal attempt, a 51-yarder, at Boston College (Sept. 26) ... Later kicked his first FG from 23 yards out against the Eagles ... Scored 12 points vs. NC State (Oct. 3) with three field goals and three PATs ... Hit from 27, 23 and 21 yards vs. the Wolfpack ... Kicked a career-long 42-yard field goal against Miami (Oct. 31) ... Attempted a nearly-impossible 60-yard attempt that would have won the game against Miami ... Hit from 35 yards vs. Georgia Tech (Nov. 7) and added a 34-yarder in overtime that gave the Deacons a 27-24 lead ... Converted a 44-yard attempt in the season finale at Duke (Nov. 21), his longest field goal of the season ... Was perfect on all 34 PAT attempts during the year.

High School
A 2009 graduate of Oxford (Ala.) HS where he was a punter and placekicker ... All-county and honorable mention all-state kicker in 2008 ... Converted seven of 10 field goal attempts as a senior including a long of 47 yards ... Was successful on 30 of 31 PAT attempts ... Averaged 37.6 yards per punt on 22 kicks and collected 37 touchbacks on kickoffs ... Was Oxford's special teams MVP in 2008 ... Played for Coach John Grass as a senior ... Played in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic where he was named special teams MVP after kicking four PATs and collecting four touchbacks on his five kickoffs ... Was a three-year all-county selection ... Earned the Bryant-Jordan Student-Athlete award for his region ... Hit on seven of 12 field goal attempts as a junior and 42 of 45 PATs ... Ranked the No. 7 kicker in the nation by Kicking.com and No. 9 by Scout.com ... Rivals.com tabbed him as the No. 10 kicking prospect in the country ... Chose Wake Forest over Rice ... Recruited by Steed Lobotzke.

Personal
Majoring in economics with a minor in entrepreneurship and social enterprise ... Son of Bill and Norma Newman ... Father played soccer at Furman ... Born April 18, 1991 in Oxford, Ala.

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