Ozzie Newsome
Class of 1992

Category: Football

Born: 3/16/1956
Birthplace: Sheffield, AL

Ozzie Newsome was born on March 16, 1956 in Sheffield, Alabama. At the University of Alabama he started in 48 consecutive games and led them to a 42-6 record and three SEC championships. He had 102 receptions for 2,070 yards and was a consensus All-American in his final season. Newsome was drafted by the Cleveland Browns and started 176 out of 182 games in 13 years. He is the all-time leading receiver in Cleveland history and the all-time receiver among tight ends in the NFL. Newsome is fourth among receivers in NFL history with a record of 662 catches. He earned three trips to the Pro Bowl and was named to the All-NFL Teams of the 80's. Newsome worked with the Cleveland Browns in an administrative position and has remained in that position with the Baltimore Ravens. In 1994 he was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

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