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Wednesday - 12/12/2001

SessionsThe Ravens signed WR/PR Bobby Newcombe and LB Anthony Sessions to their practice squad today. Newcombe, a former Nebraska quarterback and a sixth round pick by the Arizona Cardinals last April, will wear number 17.
Sessions, a Tennessee Volunteer who signed as a rookie free agent with the Washington Redskins last spring, will wear number 53. To make room on the practice squad, DL Corey Callens and DB Delvin Hughley were released.

Biographies on Newcombe and Sessions are attached:

  • Bobby NEWCOMBE
  • No. 17
  • Wide receiver/Punt returner - Rookie
  • 5'10", 195 pounds
  • Nebraska
  • Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
  • Highland H.S.
  • Born: Aug. 8, 1979
  • Joined Ravens: Free agent, 2001
  • Joined NFL: Draft 6 (166th overall by Arizona), 2001

GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: (0/0) TOTAL (0/0) Playoff Total (0/0)

TRANSACTIONS: Signed to the Ravens' practice squad 12/12/01...Selected by Arizona in the sixth round (166th overall) in the 2001 NFL draft...Placed on injured reserve (knee) by the Cardinals 8/28/01...Waived by Arizona
9/7/01...Signed to Indianapolis' practice squad 11/6/01... Waived by the Colts 11/23/01.

COLLEGE, PERSONAL: Returned 48 punts for a 17.3 average in his collegiate career, the highst in school history... Passed for 973 yards and threetouchdowns... Rushed for 12 touchdowns...Caught 45 passes for 660 yards (14.7 average) and four touchdowns...As a senior, ranked 15th in the nation with a 14.1 average on 20 punt returns...Was a finalist for the Mosi Tatupu Award, given to the top special-teams player in college football...Played in every game, starting 10 contests at wingback...Tied for second on the team with 19 receptions for 249 yards (13.1 average)... Set school record with a 94-yard punt return for a touchdown against Missouri...In his final game as a Husker, in the Alamo Bowl against Northwestern, caught a 28-yard touchdown pass, returned three punts for 44 yards, gained five yards on a reverse and threw a 69-yard touchdown pass after taking a lateral...As a junior, was named second team All-Big 12 by the league's coaches...Was an academic All-Conference second team selection...Appeared in every game, starting two games at quarterback and two at wingback... Completed 11 of 19 passes for 246 yards and two touchdowns...Rushed 37 times for 87 yards and three touchdowns...Second on the team with 19 receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns...Second in the nation with 16 punt returns for an 18.4 average and a touchdown...Had a 49-yard touchdown catch and an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown against Kansas...Return a punt 60 yards for a touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl against Tennessee...As a sophomore, started six games at quarterback, completing 50 of 79 passes for 712 yards and a touchdown...Rushed 82 times for 228 yards and tied for the team lead with eight touchdowns...In the season-opener against Louisiana Tech, suffered a torn posterior crucial ligament in his left knee...Sat out one game before returning to action against Washington...Played in two more games before undergoing reconstructive knee surgery, sidelining him for the rest of the season...As a freshman, played in every game as a reserve-quarterback in the first three contests, wingback in the rest...Completed only pass attempt for 15 yards... Caught seven passes for 173 yards and a touchdown...Rushed 16 times for 156 yards and a touchdown...Set a Nebraska single-season record, returning 12 punts for a 20.3 average and a touchdown...Graduated from Nebraska with a degree in business administration...First team all-New Mexico selection as a quarterback and defensive back in his junior and senior years at Highland (Albuquerque, N.M.) High School...Named 1996 Albuquerque Football Coaches Association Player of the Year...Parade Magazine All-America...USA Today New Mexico Player of the Year...As a senior, threw for 510 yards, gained 633 yards rushing and totaled eight interceptions on defense...As a junior, rushed for 1,400 yards (10.2 average) and 17 touchdowns... Passed for 477 yards and four touchdowns...Intercepted five passes on defense...Won the 1997 New Mexico Track and Field Championship titles in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter dashes, and the long jump...Three year starter in asketball...Lived in South Africa until coming to the United States in the fourth grade...Born in Sierra Leone, Africa...Full name: Robert Wundu Sowa Newcombe.

  • Anthony SESSIONS
  • No. 53
  • Linebacker - Rookie
  • 6'0", 225 pounds
  • Tennessee
  • Hometown: Warner Robins, GA
  • Northside H.S.
  • Born: Feb. 16, 1979
  • Joined Ravens: Free agent, 2001
  • Joined NFL: Free agent (Washington), 2001

GAMES PLAYED/STARTED: (0/0) TOTAL (0/0) Playoff Total (0/0)

TRANSACTIONS: Signed to the Ravens' practice squad 12/12/01...Signed by Washington as a rookie free agent 4/27/01...Placed on injured reserve (shoulder) by the Redskins 8/29/01...Waived by Washington 10/31/01.

COLLEGE, PERSONAL: Played in all 23 games during his two seasons at Tennessee as a linebacker...Started all 11 games as a senior, recording 83 tackles, including eight for losses...Was second in the Southeastern Conference with 9.5 sacks and had one forced fumble...As a junior he finished the season with 28 tackles and four sacks...Earned All-American, first team-All State and first team-All Region honors while playing at Copiah-Lincoln Junior College, where he saw action as a defensive back, kick returner and quarterback...Named All-State and All-Middle Georgia at Northside High School...Hometown is Warner Robins, GA.

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