Former Wildcat, Newman hangs up cleats after 15 seasons


A former Kansas State Wildcat and Salina native is hanging up his cleats after a 15-year pro career.

In a release on the Minnesota Vikings website, Defensive Back Terence Newman is ending his playing career with the team to join their coaching staff.

Newman was drafted with the fifth pick in the first round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys.

He spent more than half of his career with his last head coach, Mike Zimmer.

They were together on every stop of Newman’s career, from Dallas to Cincinnati and eventually Minnesota.

Newman, a Salina South graduate, starred at Kansas State from 1998 to 2002.

He was a unanimous All-American selection during his senior season.

Newman will serve as the Defensive Backs coach for the Vikings this coming season.

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