Wake Forest QB Newman transferring to Georgia for final year

Tanya Simon
January 13, 2020

Two days after three-year starter Jake Fromm announced he was bypassing his senior season to enter the 2020 National Football League draft, the Bulldogs have added graduate transfer Jamie Newman, with the former Wake Forest starter announcing his decision on social media Saturday.

Less than two weeks after his decision to enter the NCAA transfer portal, Jamie Newman announced his commitment to Georgia.

This past season at Wake Forest, Newman completed 220 of 361 passes for 2,868 yards and 26 touchdowns, along with 11 interceptions. His best game came in the season opener against Utah State, when he was 34-of-47 for 401 yards and three touchdowns in a win. The 6-foot-4, 230-pound dual-threat quarterback could be a significant asset for the Bulldogs.

Newman was fifth in the ACC in both total passing yards and passing yards per game in 2019 campaign and helped lead Wake Forest to an appearance in the New Era Pinstripe Bowl. He also rushed 17 times for 87 yards. Those schools were mainly, Miami, Maryland, Oregon, and Washington.

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Georgia does, however, return some talented playmakers such as wide receiver George Pickens and running back Zamir White. Wake Forest ran over 80 plays per game in 2019, approximately 15 plays more per game than Georgia did. Newman is a graduate transfer; he's in line to replace Jake Fromm, who declared this week for the 2020 NFL Draft, as QB1 in Athens.

Newman gives Georgia a sure thing at quarterback to start the year and allows a rebuilding Georgia offense to potentially focus on other questions.

His backup for the entirety of the 2019 season was Stetson Bennett, a former walk-on.

D'wan Mathis enrolled at Georgia a year ago but suffered a major setback when severe headaches and sinus pressure led to him undergoing surgery in May to remove a cyst from his brain.

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