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06/27/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

UNH Football Star Scott Sicko SIGNS With The Dallas Cowboys

Despite saying that he was going to pass on the NFL for grad school, University of New Hampshire tight end Scott Sicko has signed a contract with the Dallas Cowboys.

Fox Sports reports:

Sicko, who announced his retirement Saturday night after going undrafted as a University of New Hampshire tight end, has changed his mind. Sicko has reached agreement on a free-agent contract with Dallas, agent J.R. RIckert told FOXSports.com.

"After Scott initially decided not to play football and pursue his graduate studies, the Cowboys as well as other teams continued to pursue him," Rickert wrote in an e-mail to FOXSports.com. "We maintained active dialogue with the Cowboys and they also continued to speak to Scott. After considering all factors, Scott has decided to become a member of the Cowboys."

In an earlier interview with UNH's student paper, The New Hampshire, Sicko said he was probably going to go to grad school after not being chosen during the draft.

"As much as I love football, it was a great time playing, and I never regretted it for a second," Sicko told the New Hampshire. "It's one of things where I'm really interested to see where my life is going to lead without football."