Timmy Newsome is inducted into the WSSU C.E. “Big House” Gaines Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding accomplishments as a football student-athlete. The second-leading rusher in WSSU history and sixth leading rusher in CIAA history, Newsome was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 1980 NFL draft not only for his skills as a runner, but also for his pass catching abilities. The Cowboys took advantage of his multiple talents while utilizing Newsome at tailback, fullback and tight end. He ended his career with Dallas as the ninth leading receiver in club history and in 1990 was selected to the Cowboys’ All-Decade Team.