Sources: FAMU hires Kellen Winslow

Pro Football Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow Sr. is the new athletic director at Florida A&M, sources said Monday.

Winslow, 56, is expected to be introduced as the school's AD on Wednesday, sources said.

Previously, Winslow was vice president for athletics and wellness at Lakeland College in Plymouth, Wis., from August 2012 until resigning on March 29, 2013.

Prior to his eight-month stint at Lakeland College, Winslow was athletic director at Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, for four years.

Winslow played nine seasons (1979-87) with the San Diego Chargers. He earned All-Pro honors five times and is considered by many as one of the best tight ends in NFL history.

He graduated from the University of Missouri -- he's also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame -- and earned a law degree from the University of San Diego in 1993.

At Florida A&M, Winslow replaces Michael Smith, who had been serving as the school's interim athletic director for the past 10 months. Smith had replaced Derek Horne, who was fired last June after three years at the helm.

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