UND Roster

2018-19 Football Roster

#85 Tyler Newsome

Punter


Height 6'3''
Weight 214 lbs.
Class Graduate Student
Hometown Carrollton, GA
High School Carrollton

IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS

  • Single-Game Punt Average (Sept. 15, 2018 vs. Vanderbilt, 59.6, 1st)
  • Single-Season Punt Average (2015, 44.5, 4th)
  • Single-Season Punt Average (2017, 43.6, 6th)
  • Single-Season Punt Average (2016, 43.5, 7th)
  • Single-Season Punts (63, 2017, 8th)
  • Career Punt Average (2015-, 44.2, 1st)
  • Career Punts (201, 2015-, 4th)

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Wuerffel Trophy Watch List (2018, 2017)
  • Allstate AFCA Good Works Team Nominee (2017)
  • ACC’s Top Six for Service Award (2016)
  • Irish Around the Bend Award (2016)
  • Ray Guy Award Candidate (2015, 2018)

GRADUATE SEASON (2018)

  • Set the Notre Dame record for single-game punting average against Vanderbilt, with five boots averaging 59.6 yards (all five punts were over 50 yards, with three over 60), two inside the 20-yard line and a 63-yard punt late in the fourth quarter to help clinch the win
  • Named to the Ray Guy Great 8 List after four punts averaging 51.25 yards in the win over No. 7 Stanford
  • Has a 44.44 yards per punt average on 45 punts this season with 15 punts beyond 50 yards and 16 inside the 20

SENIOR SEASON (2017)

  • Dropped 19 of 63 (30.2 percent) punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line
  • Punted 63 times for 2,749 yards
  • 17 punts of more than 50 yards with a long of 59
  • Forced 17 fair catches with four touchbacks
  • Registered two punts of at least 50 yards in four different games, including four punts of at least 50 yards twice (Georgia, Boston College)
  • Recorded at least two punts downed inside the 20-yard line in six different games
  • Registered three punts downed inside the 20-yard line against both Boston College (Sept. 16) and Michigan State (Sept. 23)
  • Averaged 50.0 yards per punt (six for 300 yards), including three punts of at least 50 yards and two punts downed inside the 20-yard line against North Carolina (Oct. 7)

JUNIOR SEASON (2016)

  • Dropped 16 of 54 (29.6 percent) punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line
  • Punted 54 times for 2,347 yards
  • 15 punts of more than 50 yards with a long of 71
  • Forced seven fair catches with three touchbacks
  • Registered two punts of at least 50 yards in four different games
  • Recorded at least two punts downed inside the 20-yard line in six different games
  • Registered three punts downed inside the 20-yard line against both Michigan State (Sept. 17) and USC (Nov. 26)
  • Averaged 50.3 yards per punt (six for 302 yards), including three punts of at least 50 yards and three punts downed inside the 20-yard line against Michigan State (Sept. 17)

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)

  • A first-year playing sophomore who easily won the starting duties at punter and proved to be one of the nation’s best punters
  • Served as the primary kickoff specialist
  • Set a school record (minimum five punts) with his 52.4 per punt average against UMass (Sept. 26)
  • Helped significantly at Clemson (Oct. 3) by leaving four of his season-high seven punts inside the Tiger 20-yard line
  • Registered three tackles in punt coverage, recording solo stops against UMass and Clemson while sharing one at Stanford (Nov. 28)
  • Dropped 21-of-55 (38.2 percent) punts inside the opponent’s 20-yard line
  • Ranked 15th in the nation in punting with a 44.5 yards per punt average
  • Punted 55 times for 2,446 yards
  • Allowed just 22 punt returns all season for 194 yards (8.8 yards per return)
  • 21 punts of more than 50 yards with a long of 62
  • Forced seven fair catches with eight touchbacks
  • Kicked off 84 times for a 61.6-yard average with 21 touchbacks
  • Registered three punts of at least 50 yards in five different games
  • Recorded at least three punts downed inside the 20-yard line in four different games
  • Averaged 55.8 yards per punt (four for 223 yards), including three punts of at least 50 yards and one punt downed inside the 20-yard line at Virginia (Sept. 12)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)

  • Did not see action during the season
  • Served as the backup placekicker, punter and kickoff specialist

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA

  • Named to Atlanta Journal-Constitution Georgia Class AAAA all-state squad in 2013
  • Handled kicks and punts for Carrollton High School in Carrollton, Georgia
  • Connected on all five field-goal attempts as a senior, nine of 11 as a junior in 2012 and three of four as a sophomore
  • Hit all 78 PATs as a senior, 52 of 53 as a junior and 22 of 24 as a sophomore
  • 76 of 100 kickoffs in 2013 were touchbacks and 142 of 213 in career carried into end zone
  • Punted 20 times for 38.65-yard average in 2013
  • Helped Carrollton to Georgia Class AAAA title game in 2013 and final 13-2 record
  • Kicked 34-yard field goal for 24-14 lead and later hit 23-yarder in 56-35 loss to Griffin in championship game
  • Helped Carrollton win semifinal round 46-44 over Marist in four overtimes
  • Played in Semper-Fidelis All-American Game in Carson, California
  • Graduated in May 2018 with a degree in management consulting, along with a minor in sustainability, from the Mendoza College of Business