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Nate Newton Joins Other Cowboys Legends w/ Black College HOF Induction

One of the biggest presences, physically or otherwise, from the great teams of the 1990s was Nate Newton. On Saturday, the once undrafted offensive lineman joined other former Dallas legends with his induction to the Black .

Newton played college ball at Florida A&M, a historically black university. He was inducted this past weekend during a ceremony in Atlanta, GA along with former Patriots TE Ben Coates, Packers WR Donald Driver, and four others in the Class of 2022.

This was the 13th class of the Black College Football HOF, which opened in 2010.

Not only was Nate inducted along with some other big NFL names of the 90s but he’s also now sharing the honor with two of his former Cowboys teammates in OT and S . Other former Dallas players in the HOF include Ed “Too Tall” Jones, “Bullet” , and Thomas “Hollywood” Henderson.”

Newton was six-time Pro Bowler, two-time First-Team All-Pro, and starter for three championship teams during the Cowboys’ 90s dynasty. He started his NFL career humbly as an with Washington and then had a brief stint in the USFL.

But once arriving in Dallas in 1986, Nate worked his way from a reserve role to eventually being a mainstay on one of the greatest offensive lines in league . Newton played 13 seasons for the Cowboys.

Newton’s work with the Cowboys didn’t stop on the field. He’s also been part of the team’s media department for several years as a commentator and analyst.

“The Kitchen” didn’t enjoy his big day in Atlanta alone. Former teammates Troy Aikman, Deion Sanders, Daryl Johnston, Mark Stepnoski, and Tony Tolbert were also in attendance.

joins with all those who played, coached, and followed Nate Newton in congratulating him for this well-deserved honor!

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Jess Haynie

Written by Jess Haynie

Cowboys fan since 1992, blogger since 2011. Bringing you the objectivity of an outside perspective with the passion of a die-hard fan. I love to talk to my readers, so please comment on any article and I'll be sure to respond!

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