By Kenny Lannou
MANHATTAN, Kan. – Former Kansas State linebacker Emmanuel Lamur agreed to a free-agent contract today with the Cincinnati Bengals following a weekend workout with the organization.
Lamur joins former teammates Tysyn Hartman and Ray Kibble as 2011 lettermen who have signed on with NFL teams. Hartman is currently on the Kansas City Chiefs’ roster, while Kibble is currently in camp with the Atlanta Falcons.
In 2011, Lamur was an All-Big 12 pick by the coaches after totaling 83 tackles, seven pass breakups and two forced fumbles. His 83 tackles, which included 6.0 for losses, was third on the team in 2011. In 37 career games, Lamur collected 197 tackles, 15 pass breakups, forced two fumbles and recovered two.
K-State, which has the second-longest active NFL Draft streak in the Big 12, has had at least one player selected for 19 straight years. The Wildcats returns eight starters on offense, six on defense and both kickers from its 10-3 squad that advanced to the AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic in 2011. The Wildcats will be led by All-America candidates Collin Klein (QB) and Arthur Brown (LB), while 2011 Walter Camp All-Americans Nigel Malone (DB) and Tyler Lockett (KR/WR) also return.