John Newman

John Newman was born in England but came to Montreal and Canada when he was six months old. Newman went to Westmount HIgh School and graduated from McGill with an Engineering degree. Newman also graduated from Sandhurst Military College and served as a Lieutenant in the Grenadier Guards for four years. Newman played tackle for the 4th Armoured Division Atoms who were the NW European champions. Newman played on the line for the McGill Redmen from 1946 to 1949 and then joined the Montreal Alouettes for two seasons (1950-51). Perhaps the "highlight" of Newman's football career came in 1949 with McGill when he intercepted a pass and started to run the wrong way. Frantic yelling from teammates finally got Newman turned around at his own eight yeard line. After leaving football as a player, Newman was a succesful businessman with Beaver Construction. Newman was loyal to both his old football teams, buying multiple season tickets and at one point he even attempted to buy the Montreal Alouettes. When that deal fell through, Newman purchased the Fort Wayne franchise of the Continental Football League and moved it to Montreal to become the Beavers. John Newman passed away on September 4, 1985.

Newman's Wrong-Way Run - October 17, 1949

The Fan Who Bought His Own Football Team

Newman Top Executive - February 4, 1967

Obituary ForJohn Newman - September 5, 1985

Remembering John Newman By Tim Burke - September 6, 1985

Games Played
Year Team GP
1950 MON 11
1951 MON 9


John Newman 1950
John Newman In 1950

John Newman
John Neweman In Later Years