Texas tailback Tre Newton, a Southlake Carroll graduate who led the team in rushing last season, has given up football because of recurring head injuries. In a phone interview this morning, Netwon said the decision was “real tough” but in his best interest for the long term.
Newton, son of former Dallas Cowboys’ offensive lineman Nate Newton, will remain in school on a medical scholarship and pursue his degree in corporate communications. Newton, a sophomore, suffered his most recent concussion _ his only one of the 2010 season _ during the team’s 39-14 loss to Kansas State on Nov. 6. He battled a neck stinger for several weeks during the 2009 season.
_ Jimmy Burch