SEARCH
Join OwlAccess.com today! Members log in now!
FAU defensive end Kevin Cyrille agrees to terms with Minnesota Vikings

Kevin Cyrille didn't have to wait long once the NFL Draft concluded to learn that he would in fact be playing professional football.

Approximately 30 minutes after the NFL announced Mr. Irrelevant, Cyrille and his agent agreed to a free agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. He expects to sign the paperwork to make it official in the coming days.

“I tried to contain myself,” Cyrille said of his reaction to learning the news. “I didn't try to get too happy. This is still the first step to the process. I know I've got some work to do. I've got to get on it right now.”

Cyrille recorded 36 tackles last season for the Owls. His 8 ½ tackles-for-loss tied for second best on the team and his 4 ½ sacks placed him alone in second for FAU.

Following his senior season, Cyrille was selected to play in the first Battle of Florida collegiate all-star game.

A defensive end during his tenure at FAU, Cyrille said the Vikings intend to move his 6-foot-2, 279-pound frame to the interior of the defensive line.

“I'll do the adjustment, I don't really care,” Cyrille said. “It's just a dream I wanted to live since I was a young child. I don't really mind.”

Cyrille said his agent fielded multiple offers but chose the Vikings because of their need for defensive linemen.

Here is our draft profile for Kevin Cyrille, complete with a video we produced documenting his evening at the Battle of Florida.

April 28, 2012

More Most Recent Message Board Posts

Love that fact that future signees are tweeting signees. Get the chemistry started. The sooner , the better.

Northeast Miss. CC TE Chandler Dexter has signed with FAU. Will enroll in January.

I'm glad Brian is returning for a couple of reasons. One,we need to keep a staff in place for a couple of years to get a feel as to how well they are...

FAU is no longer recruiting Tampa-Plant DE Raeder Frantzen, who had been an Owls' commit.

Northeast Mississippi CC's Chandler Dexter, a TE, has committed to FAU. Also, Tavaris Harrison changed his mind and re-committed to FAU - though that...

More Latest Videos

ADVERTISEMENT