At Stanford: Great work-ethic and a team leader, Jared begins his fifth season in the Cardinal football program as one of the most respected players on the team ... He is one of two team captains in 2004 along with Oshiomogho Atogwe ... Jared came to Stanford in 2000 as a walk-one and played several positions before finding a home at outside linebacker during the 2002 season ... He has started 14 games the past two years, including all 11 in 2003, and is a three-year letter-winner ... He led the team in tackles for loss and was second in tackles a year ago ... Throughout his Cardinal career, he has played inside linebacker, fullback and outside linebacker along with special teams ... Played inside linebacker in 2000 and was the team's No. 2 fullback in 2001 before being moved to OLB for the '02 season.
The 2003 Season: One of the team's top defensive players, Jared finished his first year as a full-time starter with 67 tackles, second best on the team, and a team-leading 10 tackles for loss ... He also added three quarterback sacks, one interception, seven pass break ups, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery ... He earned Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 recognition and was named winner of the Russell-Huston Award for the player "exemplifying aggressiveness, exceptional performance and unheralded efforts" ... One of the best games of his career came against Washington State when he tallied 10 total tackles and four tackles for loss ... He had eight tackles and two tackles for loss against Oregon ... In Stanford's 18-14 win at BYU, Jared recorded a sack on a fourth and goal play by the Cougars with less than a minute left on the clock, preserving the Cardinal's second win of the year.
The 2002 Season: Started three games at outside linebacker and finished fourth on the team with 45 total tackles ...Tied for second on the club with three quarterback sacks ... Also accounted for 4.5 tackles for loss, four pass break ups, one interception and one fumble recovery ... Started the season opener at Boston College and the final two games of the year vs. Oregon State and California ... In the Big Game, he led the team with eight tackles and was named winner of the Frank Rehm Award as the team's Most Outstanding Back in the Big Game ... He came on strong towards the end of the season as he collected 24 tackles, one sack and 2.5 tackles for loss over the final three games of the year ... He had a season high nine total stops against USC ... In Stanford's win over Arizona, Jared came off the bench to record three tackles and one interception while also being credited with 0.5 sacks and 0.5 tackles for loss ... Had seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a pass break up against Oregon State.
The 2001 Season: Moved to fullback prior to the season ... Stanford's No. 2 fullback and special teams player ... Earned his first varsity letter ... Carried the ball twice in 2001, both coming in game two vs. Arizona State ... He scored on a 19-yard run up the middle and had another run for 10 yards.
The 2000 Season: Redshirted the 2000 season as a true freshman ... Played inside linebacker.
In High School: Four-year starter at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis ... Named to the Midwest Elite Team by Gridiron Greats Magazine following his junior and senior seasons ... Second-Team All-State and All-Metro as a senior ... Three-time all-conference selection ... Started on both offense and defense and was named team captain while leading his team to the state championship as a senior ... As a linebacker, he recorded over 100 tackles, five sacks, three fumble recoveries and two interceptions ... Played every position on offense, except quarterback, as a senior ... As a fullback, gained 563 yards on 85 carries and scored 10 touchdowns ... Played basketball as well, leading his team to the state championship as a junior and a third place finish as a senior... Member of the school choir ... Received the National Merit Scholarship and Urban League Scholarship.
Personal Information: Sociology major ... His grandfather, Richard, and two great uncles (Jimmy Lee and Henry), played professional baseball in the Negro Leagues.
Newberry's Career Statistics
Year UT AT TT Sack/Yds TFL/Yds Int
2002 29 16 45 3/19 4.5/22 1
2003 40 27 67 3/21 10/37 1
Totals 69 43 112 6/40 14.5/59 2
Getting to Know: Jared Newberry
Nickname: J-New or Curl
I would describe myself as a person as: charismatic
My favorite pre-game ritual is: listening to music
The teammate I admire the most is: OJ Atogwe
My favorite stadium in which to play is: Autzen Stadium
A friend from another college football team is: Dominique Byrd, USC ; Derreck Robinson, Iowa; Dominique Sims, Minnesota; Brandon Harris, Notre Dame; Rashon Powers-Neal, Notre Dame; Brandon Archer, Kansas State; Marcus Freeman, Notre Dame.
The reason I chose Stanford University is: combination of athletics and academics
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: There is a time for everything!
The sports team I followed when I was younger: S.F. 49ers
When I played football as a kid, I pretended to be: Junior Seau
The person I admire most is: Richard Newberry
Best book I have read: Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: PB & J
Favorite movie: The Usual Suspect
Favorite TV show: Martin
Favorite actor: Al Pacino
Favorite actress: Halle Berry
My ultimate SportsCenter highlight would be: My first TD with all my family at the game
Favorite musical group or performer: Scarface
The person who had the greatest influence on my life: my father
The place I'd most like to visit: Brazil
My advice to youngsters: Anything worthwhile is worth working hard for!
If I won $1 million, I would: Pay for my sister's medical school and buy my parent's a house.
The one thing about college football I would change: provide compensation to players