Newsome, Young combined for four TDs; 10-point game midway through the fourth
WCU scored a TD, blocked four placekicks on special teams
Junior RB rushes for school-benchmark 277 yards, finishes with 347 all-purpose
2015 (Freshman): Played in all 11 of WCU's games after earning the starting placekicker duties ... Finished the year ranked second on the squad in scoring with 69 points, a mark which ranked him sixth in the SoCon ... Finished 12-of-14 (85.7%) on field goals to rank second in the Southern Conference ... Was 33-of-35 on PATs ... Finished tied for second in the SoCon with an 85.7-percent success rate on field goals, averaging 1.09 per game ... Was perfect both between 20-29 yards and 40-49 yards with a pair of 40-yard boots in the win over Presbyterian (Oct. 2) including a then career-long of 46 which earned him SoCon Special Teams Player of the Week ... Successfully kicked two field goals in three games and was a career-best 6-for-6 on PATs twice in wins over Samford (Oct. 24) and Furman (Nov. 7) ... Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team ... Split the uprights on all six point after touchdown attempts and connected on a pair of field goals including kicks of 45 -- one-yard shy of his career-best -- and 29 yards in WCU's annual Spring game.
Prior to Western Carolina: Played one season at East Forsyth as a senior after transferring from Bishop McGuinness High ... Connected on 75 of his 76 point after touchdown attempts and was 7-for-9 on field goals with a long of 48 yards ... His 96 points on the season were sixth in North Carolina among placekickers ... A combined 51 of his 98 seasonal kickoff attempts went for touchbacks ... Earned All-Piedmont Triad 4-A Conference accolades as a senior as the top kicker as a part of EFHS's 10-1, conference championship squad ... Collected All-Greensboro/Triad and all-region honors ... Was East Forsyth High's special teams MVP ... In two seasons at Bishop McGuinness, was 49-for-53 on PATs and 7-for-10 on field goals, scoring 70 total kicking points ... Had a 4.5 star kicker rating through Chris Sailer, and received class of 2015 honorable mention status ... Also was a running back and safety at BMHS ... High school coach was Todd Willert.
Personal: Full name is Logan Lee Howard ... Is the son of Lee and Tracy Howard ... Has a younger brother, Trevor ... Holds a black belt in martial arts and is a three-time world champion kick boxer.