Redshirted during the 2005 season.
Attended The Baylor School in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was coached by former Vols baseball letterman Gene Etter (1961) ... Helped lead his team to state title in 2003 following a runner-up finish in 2002.
Full name is Isaiah David Newson ... Born Aug. 5, 1986, in Chattanooga, Tenn. ... Son of David and Stephanie Newson ... Has three sisters -- Alexis, Michelle and Kenyetta ... Considers former major leaguer David Justice as his biggest influence in baseball ... Academic major: Engineering.