Former UCF football defensive back Mike Hughes has scored a first-round multi-million dollar deal with the Minnesota Vikings.

Hughes, the highest-drafted defensive player in university history, scored a $9.87 million contract as a rookie with a $5.25 million signing bonus. 


Thank you @vikings it’s official! 🎒secured!!

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Hughes may not see as much action on defense as he did with the Knights in his first year, however, we are sure to see the standout on kick return given stellar performances in the 2017 season: two returned kick-offs, a punt and interception for touchdown, and four total interceptions, including the game-winning touchdown at home versus USF to send UCF to the AAC Championship.

Vikings jerseys for Hughes are already on sale.


Prayed for times like this!! #21

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