Four years later, he’s the team’s most explosive running back, kick returner, and, maybe, receiver. Newsome boasts burners, a wonderful array of quick-cuts and jump-stops, and some of the softest hands you’ll see on a running back. He ranks fifth on UConn’s (admittedly brief) list of all-time rushing yards leaders and, according to the New Haven Register , is now 17 receptions shy of having 100 for his career, which would a first among Huskies backs. With Hopkins apparently ready to take his shot at handling at least half the carries moving forward, I’d expect Lashlee to start working Newsome into the passing game—he’s got the mitts and the route-running abilities to create mismatches on whichever poor linebacker gets placed on him, and once he gets into open space, he becomes one of the best reasons to watch AAC football. Ethically, I can’t ask you to watch UConn football—it’s something of the college football writer’s hippocratic oath—but if, for whatever reason, your TV gets stuck and you’re chained to your couch, keep an eye out for No. 22.