Minnesota Vikings’ cornerback Terence Newman has been in the NFL for a long time. He was the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft, and this year will be the oldest defensive player in the National Football League. He got his start at Kansas State University, and now his alma mater is honoring him in a very significant way.
Kansas State has announced that Newman is going to be inducted into their Athletics Hall of Fame this September, along with eight other former Wildcat athletes.
Here is the bio they have on Newman, detailing his accomplishments at Kansas State:
One of the most dynamic football players in school history… Inducted into the K-State Football Ring of Honor in 2008… Four-year letterwinner… 2002 Thorpe Award Winner as top defensive back in the nation and one of five finalists for Nagurski Trophy... Consensus All-American selection by the Associated Press, the Football Writers of America, Walter Camp, College Football News, American Football Coaches Association in 2002... 2002 Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by Associated Press, Dallas Morning News, Kansas City Star and the league’s coaches... 2002 First-team All-Big 12 selection as a defensive back and kick returner by Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman, Dallas Morning News and the coaches... Two-time Big 12 Conference Special Teams Player of the Week and Defensive Player of the Week as a senior… Became the second-highest NFL Draft pick in school history when he was taken fifth overall in 2003 to Dallas.
Yeah, he was alright, I guess.
The induction ceremony for the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be held on 28 September. That’s a pretty fortunate date for Newman, as the Vikings have their lone Thursday night game of the year against the Los Angeles Rams the day before that, meaning that Newman can be on hand for the ceremony, as well as being honored at Kansas State’s game the next day against the University of Texas.
Congratulations to Terence Newman on his selection for the Kansas State University Athletics Hall of Fame!