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Fifth Wildcat from 2012 Senior Class to Join National Football League

football hand 300LEXINGTON, Ky. (5/17/13) – The New York Giants announced Thursday that former Kentucky quarterback Morgan Newton has signed a free-agent contract as a tight end.
 
Newton becomes the fifth player from the 2012 UK senior class to sign with an NFL team. He joins offensive guard Larry Warford, a third-round draft choice of the Detroit Lions, and additional free-agent signees – defensive back Martavius Neloms (Detroit), center Matt Smith (Atlanta) and defensive end Collins Ukwu (Minnesota). A total of 45 Wildcats have signed NFL contracts since 2008.
 
Newton played quarterback for almost all of his time as a Wildcat. During his career, he completed more than 50 percent of his passes for 1,837 yards and 15 touchdowns. He was named to the Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team in 2009. He also saw brief action at tight end during his senior season.
 
In the classroom, Newton was an outstanding student. The native of Indianapolis, Ind., completed his degree in management and was a member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll. Following graduation, he was named to the Hampshire Honor Society by the College Football Foundation in recognition of his football and academic success. He was also very active in community service and was named to the SEC Community Service Team.
 
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