Best Wildcats to Play in the NFL – Number 5: Terence Newman
NFL defensive back from 2003-2017
Terence Newman played for the Wildcats from 1999-2002 and was a stud in the secondary during his college years. He ended his collegiate career with ten interceptions and also made plays as a return man. He returned four total touchdowns between his kick returns and punt return attempts.
The fact that Terence Newman played in the NFL until he was 39 years old just goes to show that he’s one of the best KSU players.
Newman was rewarded for his efforts during his tenure as a Wildcat by being the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He spent nine years in Dallas, recording 32 interceptions and 489 tackles.
He spent a few more years with Cincinnati and then signed on with the Vikings before the 2015 season began. His current career totals include 748 tackles, 186 defended passes, 42 interceptions (three returned for touchdowns), eight forced fumbles, and 11 recovered fumbles.
The fact that Terence Newman played in the NFL until he was 39 years old just goes to show that he’s one of the best KSU players to ever grace the NFL.
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