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.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Tony Neely (UK Athletics)

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

April 28, 2015 4342

Search for Stolen Vehicle Ends with Woman Charged…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 3872

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
April 28, 2015 3488

Man Charged with Stalking Smoke Shop Clerk

by MPD
May 05, 2015 3430

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
April 30, 2015 2979

Family Says 'Goodbye' to Dog After It Allegedly…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

April 17, 2015 15992

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 23, 2015 8615

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 05, 2015 3872

Meth Charge Follows MPD Investigation into…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 3430

School Board Studies Further Spending Cuts

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
May 06, 2015 1876

Gant Chosen as Pupil Personnel Director

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1236

Madisonville Man Goes to Hospital after…

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1150

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - May 5, 2015

by SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 1136

Two on Moped Injured in Collision with Car

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 997

Baptist Health Madisonville Establishes Foundation

by Kristy J. Quinn
May 06, 2015 881

Hopkins Grand Jury Indictments Handed Down

by Karen McKnight
May 05, 2015 704

SurfKY Spotlight: First Kentucky Bank

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
May 05, 2015 658

May 2015 In-House Rabies Clinics' Schedule

by Barry L. Franklin