All-Pro guard for the Miami Dolphins from 1981 to 1984, Newman
played in three Super Bowls during
his 13-year career with the National
Football League’s original Florida
Newman won All-America honors
in football at Duke University in 1971
and was Atlantic Coast Conference
Heavyweight Wrestling Champion in
1971 and 1972.
An athlete who had to overcome
severe physical adversity,Newman
survived cancer surgery in 1975 and
knee operations in 1978 and 1982. A
third knee surgery led to his retirement
following the 1985 NFL season.