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UTSA tight end makes history, first Roadrunner drafted by NFL

Vikings select David Morgan II with 13th pick in 6th round of NFL draft

Tight end David Morgan II #82 of the UTSA Roadrunners reacts after catching a six yard touchdown reception past cornerback Devin Holiday #13 of the Arizona Wildcats. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Tight end David Morgan II #82 of the UTSA Roadrunners reacts after catching a six yard touchdown reception past cornerback Devin Holiday #13 of the Arizona Wildcats. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – The Minnesota Vikings selected UTSA tight end David Morgan II with the 13th pick in the sixth round, which was No. 188 overall, during this weekend's National Football League draft.

UTSA officials said the Vikings traded up to make Morgan II the Roadrunners' first-ever NFL Draft pick.

Morgan II became UTSA's first-ever All-American this past season when he was named to USA Today's second unit. He was also a second-team All-Conference USA selection last fall.

The team said he recorded 45 receptions for 566 yards (12.6 average) and a program single-season record five touchdowns while grading out as one of the top blocking tight ends in the country.

Last year, the Roadrunners saw Ashaad Mabry and Triston Wade sign free-agent contracts with the New Orleans Saints and Seattle Seahawks respectively following the draft. Team officials said Mabry initially earned a spot on the Saints' final 53-man roster following training camp, but was waived and resigned to the practice squad, where he spent the 2015 season.