- Associated Press - Monday, June 22, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Florida A&M; University is turning to a University of Alabama official and former Oklahoma lineman to run its athletics department.

FAMU President Elmira Mangum on Monday named Milton Overton as the new director of intercollegiate athletics. He takes over the position after the resignation of Kellen Winslow and the death of Nelson Townsend. Townsend was acting as interim director when he died in January.

Overton has spent six years at Alabama where he was the senior associate athletics director. He had worked as a top athletics department official at Texas A&M; University prior to joining Alabama. His job at Alabama included dealing with trademark licensing, event technology, track and field and cross country.

Overton was a four-year starter on the offensive line at Oklahoma.

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