- After wearing number 41 during his redshirt freshman season at Missouri, Newsom switched to number 25 to begin his sophomore season. Newsom made the number switch to honor Aaron O’Neal, a former Mizzouri linebacker who passed away in 2005. Newsom and O’Neal both attended Parkway North HS, and though they never met, Newsom says he wore 25 with pride. “It feels like an honor, honestly,” said Newsom at the time. “I’m playing for two people.”
- On Mizzouri’s Senior Day (11/25/16), Newsom wore number 30 to honor fellow Mizzouri LB Michael Scherer who saw his season cut short due to a torn ACL.
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