NEW ORLEANS, LA — New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has agreed to terms with their fourth-round draft choice, WR Nick Toon on a four-year contract.
Toon, 23, was selected by the Saints in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft with the 122nd pick overall. The 6-foot-4, 218-pound wideout enjoyed an extremely productive four-year career at the University of Wisconsin from 2008-11. He finished his college career with 171 receptions for 2,447 yards (14.3 avg.) with 18 touchdowns, to rank in the top five in Badgers record books in grabs, yardage and scoring catches. As a senior in 2011, Toon earned second-team All-Big Ten Conference accolades as he recorded 64 catches for 926 yards (14.5 avg.) with ten touchdowns.
Toon graduated from Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in family, consumer, and community education. His father, Al Toon, left Wisconsin’s campus as the school’s leading all-time receiver at the time in 1985, was the first-round draft pick of the New York Jets in 1985 and became a three-time Pro Bowl wideout in his eight-year NFL career.
The club’s entire five-player 2012 NFL Draft class have now all agreed to terms or signed contracts.