Former Kansas State football star Terence Newman is among nine individuals who will be inducted into the athletic department’s hall of fame later this year, the university announced on Thursday.
“We are excited to announce this year’s diverse group of nine individuals and welcome them into the K-State Athletics Hall of Fame,” senior associate athletics director for communications and K-State athletics hall of fame chair Kenny Lannou said in a statement. “Each of these inductees has made a lasting impact on K-State Athletics and Kansas State University, and we look forward to welcoming them back to Manhattan this fall for a special induction weekend.”
Newman played at Kansas State from 1999-2002. He won the Thorpe Award as the nation’s top defensive back during his senior season in 2002 and also earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors for his efforts.
Newman, now a cornerback for the Minnesota Vikings, has enjoyed a successful NFL career since being drafted by the Dallas Cowboys as the No. 5 overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft. He spent the first eight years of his career in Dallas before a three-season stint with the Cincinnati Bengals before joining Minnesota in 2015.
Below is the full list of 2018 inductees, per the release.
- Terence Newman (football, 1999-2002)
- Christine Boucher (Lynch) (women’s golf, 2001-2004)
- Rita Graves (Jackson) (women’s track & field, 1983-86)
- David Hall (men’s basketball, 1969-1972)
- Ed Klimek (football/men’s basketball/Baseball/Track & field, 1936-38)
- Margaret Thompson (Murdock) (honorary, 1965)
- Mark Simoneau (football, 1996-99)
- F.I. Reynolds (men’s basketball, 1915-17)
- Max Urick (administration, 1993-2001)
The induction ceremony will take place in September. An exact date and further details will be announced at a later time, according to the university.