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UTEP Football: Cedrick Lang, Kelvin Fisher Jr. agree to NFL rookie free agent deals

Two former Miners ink NFL deals after the draft.

Former UTEP basketball star Cedrick Lang, and two year starter at safety Kelvin Fisher Jr. agreed to undrafted NFL rookie free agent deals hours after the conclusion of the 2016 NFL Draft.

Lang agreed to terms with the New York Giants, while Fisher Jr. signed with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Lang, made the crossover from the hardwood to the Sun Bowl turf after four years of being Tim Floyd's defensive centerpiece under the basket.

The 6'9, 280 pound tight end finished his basketball career ranking first in UTEP's storied basketball history in career field goal percentage, and 12th in rebounding.  Lang appeared in all 12 games in first season of football since his freshman year of high school in the 2016 season, catching 11 passes for 72 yards and a touchdown.

He also improved his blocking skills, and intrigued a number of NFL teams during his pre-draft workouts.  His lone touchdown catch of the season was an overtime game winner against rival NMSU.

Fisher Jr. appeared in 21 games over the past two seasons after transferring to UTEP from Arkansas.

The 5'11, 190 pound Gilbert, Arizona native recorded 39 tackles, with an interception in his two years at UTEP.

Prior to his collegiate career Fisher Jr. ranked as the 15th best safety recruit in the nation by and 26th overall athlete in the nation by, he also appeared in six games in 2013 for Arkansas.

Additionally, Sean Kugler's son, and former Purdue center Robert Kugler signed an undrafted free agent deal with Buffalo Bills.