Robert Newhouse, Jr., the former Dallas Cowboys standout who was the first running back to throw for a touchdown in a Super Bowl, passed away Tuesday after an extended battle with heart disease.
He was 64. His immediate family was with him during his final days at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Arrangements for a funeral in Dallas are pending.
“He fought a long, hard fight,” Rodd Newhouse, his oldest son, told USA TODAY Sports. Robert was at the Mayo Clinic receiving treatment since November. “He definitely showed everyone, especially his family, that he was a fighter.”