Gene Newton dies, aged 84

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Gene Newton dies, aged 84

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Newton was one of the few true stars of the bad old days of the deemphasis, ranking behind only Tommy Mason and Richie Petitbon. In that period Tulane had its best teams when Newton was the quarterback. If you are a multi-generational Tulane fan you probably heard your Dad talk about Gene Newton. RIP.
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Thanks for posting this. I had not heard of this guy. My late father, also a Greenie, knew Newton's name well I'm sure.

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The Mouse as he was labeled. Wasn’t a big guy but could really run. Led Byrd to championship game in high school & helped Tulane beat Auburn in either 55 & 56 when they were ranked in top 5 in country. I hope it’s an omen.

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Billow wrote:The Mouse as he was labeled. Wasn’t a big guy but could really run. Led Byrd to championship game in high school & helped Tulane beat Auburn in either 55 & 56 when they were ranked in top 5 in country. I hope it’s an omen.
He also ran something like 80 yards in the mud at Jackson, Miss. to beat Ole Miss.
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long green wrote:https://crescentcitysports.com/former-t ... ies-at-84/

Newton was one of the few true stars of the bad old days of the deemphasis, ranking behind only Tommy Mason and Richie Petitbon. In that period Tulane had its best teams when Newton was the quarterback. If you are a multi-generational Tulane fan you probably heard your Dad talk about Gene Newton. RIP.
I guess I'm a multi-generational guy cause I saw him play, along with Mason and Petibon. Those were some fun times. Of course I was only 10 or 11 at the time.
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