Tennessee Titans Sign Former Florida Tech Panther Manny Abad To Three Year Rookie Contract
By Daniel Supraner, Florida Tech Sports // June 14, 2017
'Uno Island' just second panther to sign with NFL
ABOVE VIDEO: Manny Abad speaks with Space Coast Daily’s Managing Editor Zach Clark prior to the start of last season. “Uno Island” signed a standard three-year rookie level contract today with the NFL’s Tennessee Titans.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Former Florida Tech football standout, Manny Abad, became just the second player in program history to sign with an NFL franchise, inking a standard three-year rookie contract with the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday.
The cornerback joins former teammate Gabe Hughes as the only Panthers to sign an NFL contract.
Hughes etched his name with the Miami Dolphins back in 2016.
Abad earned his spot on the Titans’ 90-man roster after impressing the coaching staff at the team’s rookie minicamp.
The Titans made several roster moves the past week to make space for the South Plantation High School product.
He also participated in the Atlanta Falcons’ and Kansas City Chiefs’ rookie minicamps and was offered a rookie contract by the Falcons.
ABOVE VIDEO: Former Florida Tech DB Manny Abad speaks with Zach Clark after the Panther’s first ever shutout in 2015.
Abad ended his career at FIT as a four-time All-Gulf South Conference selection, a 2015 USA College Football All-American, and a 2016 First Team CoSIDA Academic All-American.
He finished his four years with seven interceptions, 152 total tackles, including 104 of the solo variety, and 31 pass breakups.
A native of Cuba, Abad graduated from Florida Tech this past fall with a degree in accounting and a 4.00 cumulative grade point average.
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