Robert Newhouse

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Birthday
9, 1950
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 22, 2014 (64)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
9, 1950
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Jul 22, 2014 (64)

About

Former NFL fullback who played for the Dallas Cowboys from 1972 to 1983, winning Super Bowl XII with the team in 1978. He was previously a phenom at the University of Houston, setting school records for rushing yards in a season and most consecutive 100-yard games.

Before Fame

Despite many impressive performances, the University of Houston was the only Division I team which offered him a scholarship out of Galilee High School.

Trivia

He was nicknamed "The Human Bowling Ball" due to his unusual leg strength, with thighs measuring 44 inches in circumference.

Family Life

His son, Reggie Newhouse, played wide receiver for the Arizona Cardinals in 2004 and 2005.

Associated With

He won his only Super Bowl under legendary Cowboys head coach Tom Landry.

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