Junior College: West Los Angeles College, Los Angeles, Calif. ... One of five junior college transfers in Baylor's 2007 recruiting class ... Caught 36 passes for 779 yards and seven touchdowns in seven 2006 games at West Los Angeles College en route to first-team All-Western States Conference honors ... Averaged 21.6 yards per catch and 111.3 receiving yards per game for Oilers' coach Craig Austin ... Played much of the 2006 season with a broken right hand ... Began collegiate career as a safety at Santa Monica College in 2005.
High School: Venice High School, Venice, Calif. ... Registered 68 tackles, four interceptions, five pass breakups and a forced fumble as a senior safety in 2004 while earning first-team Western League all-conference honors for coach Angelo Gasca's league champion Gondos ... Placed second in the Junior Goodwill Games 50-meter freestyle for the junior age group.
Personal: The son of Francine Newton, Edward Ross Newton was born Oct. 2, 1987, in Santa Monica, Calif. ... Enjoys surfing, fishing and camping.