Former K-State defenseive back Terence Newman has announced his retirement as a player and will join the Vikings coaching staff effective immediately. He appeared in 221 career games with 205 starts in his 15-year career. Newman was selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys out of Kansas State and totaled 42 career interceptions.

During his tenure as a Wildcat, he was an All-American his senior year, won the Jim Thorpe award, given to the nation’s top defensive back, and a medley of Big 12 team selections and honors. He was an All-American track and field athlete as well, winning multiple Big 12 championships in the 100-meter dash and setting the school record with his times his junior and senior year.