One of the finest pass-catchers in H-SC football history, Ben Newell was a key member of some of the finest Tiger teams ever. His 745 yards receiving during the 1976 season still rank as the highest single-season total in H-SC history and his 45 catches that season ranks third.
He is second on H-SC's career lists, with 1,766 yards receiving and 113 catches. He set a school record with 10 receptions during the 1976 game against Randolph-Macon. Also an outstanding shortstop on H-SC's baseball team, Ben holds the unusual distinction of being named first team All-ODAC in both baseball and football during the first two years of the ODAC. Many of his pass receptions came from the arm of his younger brother, Bill, who holds many of H-SC's passing records.
Ben is currently a missionary in Indonesia.