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Marshall Newhouse

Height: 6-4 | Weight: 319 | College: TCU
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The three-year starter at left tackle is expected to shift inside to guard at the professional level. Ever since stepping into the starting lineup, Newhouse has been a model of consistency and a dominant force in the trenches, earning All-Mountain West Conference honors three consecutive seasons.

The highly intelligent blocker, who is a double major, comes from a football-rich family.

His father, John, played football at the University of Houston and was part of three Cotton Bowl teams (1977, 1979, 1980). His cousin, Robert Newhouse, is a former Dallas Cowboy fullback great (1972-83). He also has other cousins who played football at Baylor (Reggie Newhouse) and Rice (Rod Newhouse).

Newhouse was a standout blocker during his two-year football career at Lake Highlands High School, where he earned first-team All-District 10-5A honors. He was named the District Offensive Line MVP as a senior, while also being chosen Lake Highlands' Most Outstanding Offensive Blocker.

In addition to his exploits on the gridiron, Newhouse lettered in track & field, as well as weightlifting. He was the 2006 UIL Texas State shot put champion and competed in power-lifting, earning a third-place finish in the 2005 championships. He was very active on campus at Lake Highlands, where he was a member of the Horticulture Society and Japanese Club.

Newhouse enrolled at Texas Christian in 2005, where he was the only true freshman to earn a letter on offense. He played behind Wade Sisk at right tackle, producing 10 knockdown blocks coming off the bench.

In 2007, Newhouse shifted to left offensive tackle, registering 76 knockdowns and eight touchdown-resulting blocks for an offense that averaged 386.6 yards per game. He got an opportunity to carry the ball, gaining three yards from that attempt vs. New Mexico. The first-year starter received All-Mountain West Conference honorable mention.

Newhouse continued to man the left tackle position, starting all 13 games in 2008. The second-team All-MWC choice delivered nine touchdown-resulting blocks and again led the team with 88 key blocks that included nine touchdown-resulting hits. The Horned Frogs gained 1,644 of its 2,863 yards rushing over the left side of their line.

2009 was the season that the senior finally gained national notice. He posted 14 touchdown-resulting blocks among his 106 knockdowns, paving the way for a running attack that amassed 3,114 yards. His performance earned him All-American third-team and All-MWC first-team accolades, as TCU generated 5,937 yards in total offense and scored 498 points, both team season-records.


Positives: Newhouse has a thick, squat frame, with a wide chest, long arms, very strong hand punch (more so with his right than left) with above average quickness, powerful leg drive, strong hands, broad shoulders and a thick chest … Uses his hands with force to jolt and shock the defender in attempts to control the line of scrimmage … One of the more athletic trap blockers in the draft, he has good body control and flexibility, loose hips, average initial quickness and does a nice job of keeping his hands inside his frame to battle counter moves … Quick coming off the snap, getting his hands up into the defender's chest to gain advantage, leverage and sustain … Has the agility to play the guard position at the next level, as he has a strong concept for angling and shows good plant-&-drive agility to follow the ballcarrier to the cutback lanes … Has above average hand speed, showing the ability to fire off the snap with explosiveness … With his field vision, he can easily locate stunts and blitzes … Displays good balance and body control on the short pull, taking proper angles to get to the linebackers at the second level … Good position blocker with fluid flexibility and knee bend … Has the ability to wall off and screen, doing a nice job of rolling his hips on contact … Plays with leverage and at a proper pad level, delivering powerful arm swipes to prevent defenders from getting into his body … Sinks his hips, mirrors the defensive linemen, bends his knees properly and extends his arms well to make the reach block … Works well in combination with the other linemen to maintain the rush lanes and shows flexibility and balance working toward the edge to shut down the pass rush … With his excellent balance and wide base, he can easily maintain position at the line of scrimmage and is very effective driving his man off the first level … Shows good body control and hip snap to get in front on end-around, as his hand strength allows him to lock on and control the defender … When working in-line, he handles combo blocks effectively and works well with the tackles in neutralizing the blitzes off the edge.

Negatives: Has very good arm reach, but his hands are not evenly proportioned (right one is 10 1/4-inches in width/left one is 9 1/2) and he does become right-hand dominant because of this … His size is a little shorter than what most teams look for in a left tackle and will more likely shift inside to guard … While he shows nimble feet and a good burst working into the second level, he sometimes gets his feet too narrow running long distances and can be tripped up … This results in him slipping off some of his blocks when working in space, but he shows the ability to recover and take good angles … On the rare occasions that he drops his head in pass protection, he will then tend to play some on his toes, but he will then recover, sink his hips and do a decent job of mirroring his man … Despite his strong hand punch, he will do more grabbing that shocking and jolting the defender as he starts tiring later in games.

Compares To: RANDY THOMAS, ex-Washington -- Newhouse should have little problem adjusting to blocking in-line. He was often used to lead the charge on end-arounds and works well with the other blockers to widen the rush lane. He is a powerful sort, yet also has very good balance and quickness for an offensive lineman. For a team that stresses zone blocking, this nimble athlete should fit in nicely.

Career Notes

Newhouse started 38 of his last 39 games … Lining up at the demanding left tackle position, he registered 270 knockdowns and 31 touchdown-resulting blocks since being inserted into the lineup as a sophomore.

2009 Season

Third-team All-American selection by The NFL Draft Report and by Rivals.com, adding honorable-mention from Sports Illustrated … First-team All-Mountain West Conference choice … Appeared on the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List … Ranked as the Best Offensive Lineman in the state of Texas by Dave Campbell's Texas Football … Started all but the Southern Methodist contest, snapping a consecutive starts string at 29 … Lined up at left tackle, registering 106 knockdowns, as his 14 touchdown-resulting blocks were the most by any offensive lineman in the conference … Was instrumental in TCU ranking in the top 10 nationally in scoring offense (38.3 points per game), total offense (456.7 yards per game) and rushing offense (239.5 yards per game) … Led a stellar effort by the front wall, as the Horned Frogs were sixth nationally in allowing only 12 sacks (0.92 per game) … The Horned Frogs also set team season-records for points scored (498) and total offense (5,937 yards).

2008 Season

Second-team All-Mountain West Conference selection … Newhouse started all 13 games at left tackle … Helped the ground game pile up 2,863 yards (220.23 ypg), as the junior delivered 88 knockdowns and nine touchdown-resulting blocks … The Horned Frogs generated 5,477 yards, an average of 421.31 yards per game in total offense.

2007 Season

Honorable-mention All-Mountain West Conference … Took over left tackle duties, starting all 13 games … Collected 76 knockdowns and eight touchdown-resulting blocks, as he also carried the ball once for a 3-yard gain vs. New Mexico … The offense averaged 386.6 yards per game … Earned Player of the Game honors after posting two touchdown-resulting blocks vs. Nevada-Las Vegas.

2006 Season

The only true freshman to play on offense, Newhouse totaled 10 knockdown blocks while working behind Wade Sisk at right tackle … Made his collegiate debut in the season-opening 17-7 win at Baylor, recording a knockdown block in that contest … Had two knockdowns in each of the UC Davis, Army, Wyoming and Colorado State contests.

Injury Report

No major injuries reported.

Agility Tests

Campus: 5.00 in the 40-yard dash … 1.76 10-yard dash … 2.94 20-yard dash … 4.60 20-yard shuttle … 7.40 three-cone drill … 25-inch vertical jump … 8'1" broad jump … Bench pressed 225 pounds 25 times … 34-inch arm length … 10 1/4-inch right hand … 9 1/2-inch left hand.

Combine: Did not receive an invitation.

High School

Attended Lake Highlands (Dallas) High School … Was a standout blocker during his two-year football career, earning first-team All-District 10-5A honors … Named the District Offensive Line MVP as a senior, while also being selected Lake Highlands' Most Outstanding Offensive Blocker … Also lettered in track & field, as well as weightlifting … Was the 2006 UIL Texas State shot put champion and competed in power-lifting, earning a third-place finish in the 2005 championships … Very active on campus at Lake Highlands, where he was a member of the Horticulture Society and Japanese Club.


Double major in Advertising and Public Relations, with a minor in Art … Father, John, played football at the University of Houston and was part of three Cotton Bowl teams (1977, 1979, 1980) … Cousin, Robert Newhouse, is a former Dallas Cowboy fullback great (1972-83) … Other cousins who played football were at Baylor (Reggie Newhouse) and Rice (Rod Newhouse) … Son of Sharon and John Newhouse … Born 9/29/88 … Resides in Dallas.

Latest News
04/25/2010 - A closer look at the Packers' picks: Round 5/169 -- Marshall Newhouse, OT/G, 6-4, 319, Texas Christian: The three-year starter at left tackle is better suited to play guard at the pro level. Newhouse is quick on his feet for a big man, but his pass-blocking skills are hit-and-miss.

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