2014 (Freshman): Saw action in all 12 games in the offensive backfield … Ranked third on the team with 488 rushing yards while pacing the Catamounts with nine rushing touchdowns … Racked up 1,311 all-purpose yards including 689 yards on 26 kickoff returns including one for a touchdown … Was second in the SoCon in kickoff return average (26.5 yds/gm) … Finished the year ranked third in the SoCon in all-purpose yards, averaging 109.3 yards per game … Recorded two touchdowns in a game five times as a freshman, ranking second on the team with 60 points scored … Named second team All-Southern Conference by both the league’s head coaches and media as a return specialist on special teams and was also selected to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team both on offense and special teams … Recorded a career-high 207 all-purpose yards in a home win over Brevard (Sept. 6) with 99 on kickoff returns, 88 on the ground and 20 through the air … Garnered SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week plaudits after returning the opening kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the home win over Wofford (Oct. 11), finishing with 180 all-purpose yards … Collected SoCon Freshman of the Week honors after compiling 154 all-purpose yards with 123 yards rushing and two TDs against The Citadel … Playing for the Gold squad, rushed 11 times for 33 yards and caught a pass for 14 yards in WCU’s annual Spring Game.
2013 (Freshman): Joined the WCU football team for spring drills ... Led all running backs with 39 yards on 14 carries, fumbling once during WCU's annual Spring Game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Named the Southeastern 4-A co-Offensive Player of the Year by the Fayetteville Observer, tallying all-conference accolades ... According to NCPreps.com, rushed for over 2,000 yards on over 240 carries with 37 touchdowns as a senior ... Recorded 402 yards on the ground on 20 rushes for an average of 20.1 yards per carry, scoring six touchdowns in the 2012 season-opener against Wilmington Ashley HS ... It was the 23rd time a 400-plus yard game had been reported to the NCHSAA ... Also ran track & field as a prep.
Personal: Full name is Jermine Detrez Newsome ... Is the son of Yolanda Newsome.