Newhouse overcomes injury, focuses on future

Buccaneers' senior signs LOI to play football at Butler
Matt DeYoung
Feb 6, 2014

Isaak Newhouse’s senior season on the Grand Haven varsity football squad was a huge disappointment, due to a hamstring injury that cost him three-quarters of his team’s games.

But Newhouse will have plenty of chances to get back onto the football field in the coming years after signing his national letter of intent on Wednesday to continue his career at Butler University in Indianapolis.

“It was really hard, and obviously, my season didn’t go as well as we wanted it to,” said Newhouse, who pulled his hamstring early in the Bucs’ Week 2 win over East Lansing.

He tried several times to return to the field, but it wasn’t until Week 9 that the dynamic safety/wide receiver finally made it back onto the gridiron.

“That’s something I’ve never had to deal with before,” Newhouse said. “This is the first real injury I’ve ever had. I tried to come back multiple times, but it kept on hurting.”

At the same time, Newhouse continued his quest to choose a college. He considered several options before settling on Butler.

“It was a lot of time, a lot of camps, a lot of talking to coaches, visits,” said Newhouse, who was joined by his parents, Peter and Shawn, and younger sister Sophia at Wednesday’s signing. His older sister, Megan, plays volleyball at Cornerstone University.

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