Texas RB Newton gives up football after injuries

By JIM VERTUNO
AP Sports Writer

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas coach Mack Brown says sophomore running back Tre’ Newton is giving up football after a series of injuries.

Newton sustained a concussion in as 39-14 loss to Kansas State on Nov. 6 and did not play in last Saturday’s 33-16 loss to No. 12 Oklahoma State.

Newton rushed for 229 yards and three touchdowns this season.

Newton is the son of former Dallas Cowboys offensive lineman Nate Newton.

Updated November 15, 2010