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Desmond King

20
CB
Height: 
5-10

Weight:

201

Age

22
Iowa
Rookie

2017 Season

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In the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King from the University of Iowa.

Biography

In the fifth round of the 2017 NFL Draft, the Chargers selected Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King from the University of Iowa.

King had one of the most prolific seasons by a corner in 2015 en route to earning unanimous and consensus All-America honors. During that season King garnered the Jack Tatum Award, presented by the Touchdown Club of Columbus, to the best defensive back in college football, the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Conference Defensive Back of the Year, Most Valuable Player on defense, and the Reggie Roby Special Teams Award. During the 2015 campaign, the Detroit, Mich., native recorded 72 tackles, including 46 solo stops and 26 assists, eight interceptions for 118 yards and one touchdown. He led the team with 13 pass break-ups. King also handled majority of punt kickoff returns, averaging 14.2 yards on 17 punt returns and 24.4 yards on 29 kickoff returns.

 He followed that season by being named first-team All-America by USA Today, SI.com, Pro Football Focus, Athlon Sports, and College Sports Madness,

second team All-America by Walter Camp Foundation, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Phil Steele, and SB Nation. Recorded 42 solo tackles and 16 assists, with 3.5 tackles for loss in 2016. He shared team lead with three interceptions and ranked second with seven pass break-ups. King also averaged 10.2 yards on 26 punt returns and 27.8 yards on 27 KO returns. Capped his career by being the only Big Ten player in last 20 seasons with 12 or more career interceptions and over 1,500 combined kickoff and punt return yards. King is also one of two players in school history with three interception returns for touchdowns.

Established Michigan high school record with 29 career interceptions at East English Village High School. King set the school record for career rushing yards. Was an African American Studies major and member of prep Honor Roll and Principal’s List.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Fifth-round pick by Chargers (151st overall), April 29, 2017...signed four-year contract, May 11.

COLLEGE: 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner...Unanimous and consensus All-American in 2015... only Big Ten player in last 20 seasons with 12 or more career interceptions and over 1,500 combined kickoff and punt return yards...named first-team All-America by USA Today, SI.com, Pro Football Focus, Athlon Sports, and College Sports Madness, second team All-America by Walter Camp Foundation, Associated Press, Football Writers Association of America, Phil Steele, and SB Nation in 2016.

PERSONAL: Earned first-team all-state honors his senior and junior seasons at East English Village  High in Detroit...established Michigan high school record with 29 career interceptions...set school career rushing yards record...African American Studies major.

Stats

Career Stats

gamesdefense
seasonteamggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2017LAC216510-1-----0-
TOTAL6510010---000

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
2MIAL 17-196510-0-----0-
1@DENL 21-24-000-1-----0-

defensive

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2017LAC26510-1-----
TOTAL 2651001000-0

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC2117171700000
TOTAL 2117171700000

preseason

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
108/13/2017SEAL 48-17104310-110-001-
208/20/2017NOL 13-7102201-1-----0-
308/26/2017@LAW 21-19102020-1-----0-
408/31/2017@SFL 13-23101101-0-----0-
TOTAL 409632-310-001-

regular season

gamestacklesinterceptionsfumbles
wkgame dateoppresultggstotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
109/11/2017@DENL 21-2410-000-1-----0-
209/17/2017MIAL 19-17116510-0-----0-
TOTAL 216510-1-----0-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

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Denver Broncos1-000-1-----
Miami Dolphins16510-0-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

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Outside Own Division16510-0-----
vs AFC Teams26510-1-----
vs Own Division1-000-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

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September26510-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

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Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-000-1-----
StubHub Center16510-0-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

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Losses26510-1-----

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays1-000-1-----
Sundays16510-0-----

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Denver Broncos1---------
Miami Dolphins1117171700000

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division1117171700000
vs AFC Teams2117171700000
vs Own Division1---------

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
September2117171700000

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
StubHub Center1117171700000

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses2117171700000

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Mondays1---------
Sundays1117171700000

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

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Grass26510-1-----

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games16510-0-----
Road Games1-000-1-----

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

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Ahead3210-0-----
Ahead by 1-8 Points3210-0-----
Behind-000-1-----
Behind by 1-8 Points0----------
Tied3300-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half4400-0-----
2nd Half2110-1-----
Last Two Minutes of Half0----------

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

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Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line3300-0-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line1010-0-----
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line2200-1-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter2200-0-----
2nd Quarter2200-0-----
4th Quarter2110-1-----
4th Quarter within 72110-0-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-726510-1-----