Now, Newsome’s trying a new position: running back.
“I think we are going to try to play Kevin more as a running back, more of a tailback type of body if he can do it,” Temple coach Matt Rhule said. “That [H-back] position is such a hybrid position. So you can tailor it one way or the other. … But I think Kevin is going to be more of a tailback.”
A spring-ending shoulder injury to Newsome allowed Chris Coyer, another former Owls quarterback, to emerge as the team’s leading H-back, prompting the move for Newsome.
Newsome, who will be a senior this upcoming season, carried the ball five times for 55 yards last year.
(Hat tip: Philadelphia Inquirer)