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Vincent Newsome
Director Of Pro Personnel

Biography

Vincent Newsome is in his 21st season with the franchise and eighth as the director of pro personnel. Newsome oversees the team’s pro scouting efforts, including evaluating NFL free agent talent, providing the coaching staff with advance scouting reports of upcoming opponents and conducting free agent workouts throughout the year. He works closely with GM Ozzie Newsome in analyzing NFL rosters, reviewing the waiver wire daily, and coordinating and evaluating each year’s free agency market. Newsome also works with Sr. VP of football administration Pat Moriarty in providing background on players, specifically to assess their talent level and decide a salary cap value. In 2008, he served on the eight-member committee to interview and select Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Newsome originally joined the franchise’s personnel department in 1993, following a 10-year career as a safety in the NFL.

— Coaching Highlights —

1996-2016: (with Baltimore) 2014-16: Ravens signed key free agents WR Mike Wallace, TE Benjamin Watson and S Eric Weddle (‘16) and RB Justin Forsett and WR Steve Smith Sr. (‘14), adding valuable depth to the roster over the last few years...Forsett earned his first-career Pro Bowl in 2014. 2013: Was selected to attend the NFL’s Career Development Symposium for upper management personnel at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia...Ravens bolstered roster following Super Bowl XLVII victory with Pro Bowl OLB Elvis Dumervil and DE Chris Canty. 2011-12: Ravens acquired key free agents in WR/RS Jacoby Jones (‘12), who earned his first Pro Bowl in 2012 and three-time Pro Bowl FB Vonta Leach and S Bernard Pollard in 2011. 2010: Ravens traded for Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin, who provided solid leadership and was a key contributor in the team’s Super Bowl XLVII victory. 2009: Named the Ravens’ director of pro personnel in January...Assisted in evaluating and acquiring free agents including C Matt Birk (six-time Pro Bowler). 2003-08: Was the team’s assistant director of pro personnel for six years, handling advance scouting of Ravens opponents, as well as evaluating talent in the CFL...Newsome conducted free agent workouts during the regular season and assisted the college scouting staff by evaluating talent for the NFL Draft...Baltimore secured a number of key free agents, including three-time Pro Bowl special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo. 2000-02: Was the Ravens’ western college supervisor, covering players from California to Wisconsin. 1996-99: Became the Ravens’ West area scout upon the team’s move to Baltimore...Over the years, key acquisitions from Newsome’s scouting area have had success and are recognized league-wide, including Pro Bowlers T Jonathan Ogden, CB Chris McAlister, TE Todd Heap and OLB Terrell Suggs, the 2003 Defensive Rookie of the Year and 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

1993-95: (with Cleveland) Spent three years as a special assignment scout evaluating skill positions nationally...Joined the Browns’ personnel department after retiring from the NFL after a 10-year playing career in the spring of 1993.

— NFL Player —

(1983-92): Was a standout safety for the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns...Finished his 10-year career with 763 tackles (526 solo), 4 sacks, 62 PD, 17 INTs, 7 FFs and 9 FRs...Led the Rams in tackles his last two seasons...Was honored by his Rams teammates in 1989 with the Ed Block Courage Award after missing 10 games with a neck injury...In 1985, was both the Rams’ Special Teams Player of the Year and a Sports Illustrated All-Pro at safety...Was originally a fourth-round draft selection by the Rams in 1983.

— College —

Earned honorable mention All-America honors as a DB his senior year at Washington...Led the secondary with 69 tackles and recorded 4 INTs...Was president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and majored in psychology

 

— Personal —

Attended Vacaville (CA) HS, where he was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...Vincent and his wife, Tasha, have three daughters, Candace, Emerald and Victoria.

Vincent Newsome is in his 21st season with the franchise and eighth as the director of pro personnel. Newsome oversees the team’s pro scouting efforts, including evaluating NFL free agent talent, providing the coaching staff with advance scouting reports of upcoming opponents and conducting free agent workouts throughout the year. He works closely with GM Ozzie Newsome in analyzing NFL rosters, reviewing the waiver wire daily, and coordinating and evaluating each year’s free agency market. Newsome also works with Sr. VP of football administration Pat Moriarty in providing background on players, specifically to assess their talent level and decide a salary cap value. In 2008, he served on the eight-member committee to interview and select Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. Newsome originally joined the franchise’s personnel department in 1993, following a 10-year career as a safety in the NFL.

— Coaching Highlights —

1996-2016: (with Baltimore) 2014-16: Ravens signed key free agents WR Mike Wallace, TE Benjamin Watson and S Eric Weddle (‘16) and RB Justin Forsett and WR Steve Smith Sr. (‘14), adding valuable depth to the roster over the last few years...Forsett earned his first-career Pro Bowl in 2014. 2013: Was selected to attend the NFL’s Career Development Symposium for upper management personnel at the Wharton School of Business in Philadelphia...Ravens bolstered roster following Super Bowl XLVII victory with Pro Bowl OLB Elvis Dumervil and DE Chris Canty. 2011-12: Ravens acquired key free agents in WR/RS Jacoby Jones (‘12), who earned his first Pro Bowl in 2012 and three-time Pro Bowl FB Vonta Leach and S Bernard Pollard in 2011. 2010: Ravens traded for Pro Bowl WR Anquan Boldin, who provided solid leadership and was a key contributor in the team’s Super Bowl XLVII victory. 2009: Named the Ravens’ director of pro personnel in January...Assisted in evaluating and acquiring free agents including C Matt Birk (six-time Pro Bowler). 2003-08: Was the team’s assistant director of pro personnel for six years, handling advance scouting of Ravens opponents, as well as evaluating talent in the CFL...Newsome conducted free agent workouts during the regular season and assisted the college scouting staff by evaluating talent for the NFL Draft...Baltimore secured a number of key free agents, including three-time Pro Bowl special teamer Brendon Ayanbadejo. 2000-02: Was the Ravens’ western college supervisor, covering players from California to Wisconsin. 1996-99: Became the Ravens’ West area scout upon the team’s move to Baltimore...Over the years, key acquisitions from Newsome’s scouting area have had success and are recognized league-wide, including Pro Bowlers T Jonathan Ogden, CB Chris McAlister, TE Todd Heap and OLB Terrell Suggs, the 2003 Defensive Rookie of the Year and 2011 NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

1993-95: (with Cleveland) Spent three years as a special assignment scout evaluating skill positions nationally...Joined the Browns’ personnel department after retiring from the NFL after a 10-year playing career in the spring of 1993.

— NFL Player —

(1983-92): Was a standout safety for the Los Angeles Rams and Cleveland Browns...Finished his 10-year career with 763 tackles (526 solo), 4 sacks, 62 PD, 17 INTs, 7 FFs and 9 FRs...Led the Rams in tackles his last two seasons...Was honored by his Rams teammates in 1989 with the Ed Block Courage Award after missing 10 games with a neck injury...In 1985, was both the Rams’ Special Teams Player of the Year and a Sports Illustrated All-Pro at safety...Was originally a fourth-round draft selection by the Rams in 1983.

— College —

Earned honorable mention All-America honors as a DB his senior year at Washington...Led the secondary with 69 tackles and recorded 4 INTs...Was president of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity and majored in psychology

 

— Personal —

Attended Vacaville (CA) HS, where he was a three-sport athlete (football, basketball and track)...Vincent and his wife, Tasha, have three daughters, Candace, Emerald and Victoria.