Ex-UGA Running Back Caleb King Signs With Vikings

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None - Former Georgia running back Caleb King has signed a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. King, who was not picked during Monday's NFL supplemental draft, will leave for Minnesota tonight.

"Interest in Caleb was huge," says King's agent Kevin Conner. Conner, an Atlanta-based agent, told WSB Channel 2 sports director Zach Klein, "ten to 15 teams were interested in Caleb, but in the end we wanted to make sure where he'll have the best opportunity to play."

King started five games for the Bulldogs both in 2009 and 2010 and finished his three-year career with 1,271 yards and 10 touchdowns.

"He's excited to get this behind him," said Conner who mentioned former Oregon tailback LaGarrette Blount and former Tennessee tailback Arian Foster and as successful running backs in the NFL who did not get drafted.

"It does not and will not define his career; he's going to be great," said Conner.

Only one player was selected in the supplemental draft. Former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor was selected in the third-round by the Oakland Raiders. Oakland will not forfeit their third round selection in the 2012 NFL draft.


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