Cornerback Terence Newman has signed a two-year contract to remain with the Cincinnati Bengals, it was learned on Wednesday.
Newman, a native of Salina, will enter his 11th NFL season and second with the Bengals. He was a first-round draft pick in 2003, playing his first nine seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.
Last season, Newman had two interceptions to raise his career total to 34. He led the Bengals in passes defensed with 14.
As a standout corner in college at Kansas State, Newman was a unanimous first-team All-America selection in 2002, his senior year with the Wildcats, where he recorded 54 tackles, made five interceptions and had 14 pass deflections.
He also was a first-team All-Big 12 selection and conference defensive player of the year in 2002, while winning the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best defensive back. He was a finalist for the Bronko Nagurski Trophy as the nation's beste defensive player as a senior in 2002.
As a track athlete at Kansas State, Newman was a two-time Big 12 100-meter dash champion (2001 and 2002), with times of 10.20 seconds and 10.34. He was also the Big 12 indoor 60-meter champ with a time of 6.62 seconds, establishing himself as Big 12 indoor co-performer of the year in 2002.