Newman was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and grew up in Amelia, Ohio. He attended St. Xavier High School in the Finneytown area of Cincinnati, where he played linebacker and safety for the football team. As a junior he had 147 tackles, six sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, two interceptions, and a touchdown as a linebacker. He helped his team go 15-0, winning the Division 1 Ohio state title, and finishing at the top of several national polls (Calpreps.com and Prepnation.com) as the best high school team in America. As a senior, he had 130 tackles, a sack, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and an interception. Connor was a two-time All Greater Catholic League selection at St. Xavier, gaining first-team honors .
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Ohio State LB Connor Newman getting the sack on the blitz
Ohio State LB Connor Newman reading the pass to get the pick six
Ohio St LB Connor Newman wrapping up Camit for the sack