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95  Langston Newton
Langston Newton

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Carmel, Ind.

High School:
Carmel

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 260

Position:
Defensive End

Experience:
RS


Put the redshirt year to good use as he put on more than 10 pounds in the weight room ... Also performs the shot put and discus throw for the Kentucky track and field team and spent some time in the spring doing that ... The quickness and explosion needed for those events translate well onto the football field ... Also showed good intelligence on the field during the redshirt season ... Brother of former Wildcat quarterback Morgan Newton.

2012 (Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: First-team all-state as a senior at Carmel (Ind.) HS ... Helped lead Carmel to a 14-1 record and state championship in Class AAAAA ... A disruptive presence in the defensive line, combining good size, strength and athletic ability ... Played end, tackle and noseguard at various times ... Projected as an end in the collegiate ranks ... The No. 6 prospect in Indiana and the No. 28 strongside defensive end in the nation by 24/7 Sports ... No. 8 in Indiana and the No. 40 strongside end nationally by Rivals.com ... Rated as the No. 69 overall prospect in the six-state Midwest area by SuperPrep ... Helped Carmel to the state finals his soph season ... Coached by Kevin Wright ... Selected for the Indiana North-South All-Star Game ... Also outstanding in track and field, as he had full scholarship offers in that sport from nationally prominent schools ... Won the state championship in both the shot put and discus throw as a senior ... Holds the school records in both events ... President of the school's Diversity Focus Group.

Personal: Born in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Son of John and Ruby Newton ... John played college football at Grambling State University ... Langston is the brother of former Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton ... Major is sustainable agriculture.

Community Cats: Helped with the Big Blue U Move-In (2012).

Langston Says ... If I could trade places with any athlete, it would be: Reese Hoffa ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: sustainability consultant ... If I could talk to anyone on Skype it would be: Bill Russell ... My hidden talent is: balancing things ... Something people might not know about me is: avid gardener.

2014 National Signing Day Commonwealth Stadium