Cecil Newton

This article is about the 2010s National Football League player. For his father, see Cecil Newton, Sr. For other uses, see Cecil Newton (disambiguation).
Cecil Newton Jr.

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Newton with the Ravens in August 2012
No. 76, 64, 60, 61
Position: Center
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-03-20) March 20, 1986
Place of birth: Savannah, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 310 lb (141 kg)
Career information
College: Tennessee State
Undrafted: 2009
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-OVC (2006)
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Cecil Newton, Jr. (born March 20, 1986) is a former American football center. He was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent in 2009. He played college football at Tennessee State. He is the son of Cecil Newton, Sr. and older brother of Cam Newton.

He was also a member of the Hartford Colonials, New Orleans Saints, Green Bay Packers and Baltimore Ravens.

Professional career

Jacksonville Jaguars

After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, Newton was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars as an undrafted free agent on April 26. He was waived during final cuts on September 5 and re-signed to the team's practice squad the following day. The Jaguars promoted Newton to the active roster on December 21.

Hartford Colonials

Newton was drafted by the Hartford Colonials with the 11th overall pick in the 2011 UFL Draft. After the Colonials' suspension of operations for the 2011 season, Newton's rights were acquired by the Omaha Nighthawks in a dispersal draft.

New Orleans Saints

On August 1, 2011, Newton signed with the New Orleans Saints, but was waived on September 3 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day. However, he was released from the practice squad on September 5.

Green Bay Packers

On October 13, 2011, Newton was signed to the Green Bay Packers' practice squad following injuries to starters Chad Clifton and Bryan Bulaga. He was released on October 23.

Baltimore Ravens

On November 28, 2011, Newton was signed to the Baltimore Ravens practice squad.[1]


His father, Cecil Newton, Sr., played college football, as a safety and linebacker, for Savannah State, and was cut from the pre-season rosters of the 1983[2] Dallas Cowboys and 1984[3] Buffalo Bills, as a safety on both teams.

His brother Cam Newton won the 2010 Heisman Trophy while playing quarterback for Auburn University, and won the 2010 National Championship during his tenure there. He was the first pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.


  1. Lee, Edward (November 28, 2011), "Ravens add two offensive linemen to practice squad", The Baltimore Sun (blog)
  2. "Cowboys Release Eight", Mid Cities Daily News (Mid-Cities, Texas), United Press International, p. 8, July 22, 1983
  3. "Scorebook: Transactions: Football", The Daily Reporter (Spencer, Iowa), p. 8, July 24, 1984
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