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Desmond King

20
CB
Height: 
5-10

Weight:

201

Age

23
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.

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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
2017LAC1647666104051---10-
TOTAL7666104051---100

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
17OAKW 30-109720-0-----0-
16@NYJW 14-75320-0-----0-
15@KCL 13-306510-0-----0-
14WASW 30-1310731-1-----0-
13CLEW 19-106601-0-----0-
12@DALW 28-65500011---10-
11BUFW 54-243300-1-----0-
10@JAXL 17-205501-0-----0-
8@NEL 13-214401-0-----0-
7DENW 21-05500-0-----0-
6@OAKW 17-164400-0-----0-
5@NYGW 27-222110-0-----0-
4PHIL 24-263300-1-----0-
3KCL 10-243300-0-----0-
2MIAL 17-196510-0-----0-
1@DENL 21-24-000-1-----0-

defensive

yearteamgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
2017LAC1676661040511909090
TOTAL 167666104051190-90

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC161735320.844010100
TOTAL 161735320.844010100

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC16122200010
TOTAL 16122200010

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-
309/24/2017KCL 24-10113300-0-----0-
410/01/2017PHIL 26-24103300-1-----0-
510/08/2017@NYGW 27-22102110-0-----0-
610/15/2017@OAKW 17-16104400-0-----0-
710/22/2017DENW 0-21105500-0-----0-
810/29/2017@NEL 13-21114401-0-----0-
1011/12/2017@JAXL 17-20105501-0-----0-
1111/19/2017BUFW 24-54103300-1-----0-
1211/23/2017@DALW 28-610550001190-9010-
1312/03/2017CLEW 10-19106601-0-----0-
1412/10/2017WASW 13-301110731-1-----0-
1512/16/2017@KCL 13-30106510-0-----0-
1612/24/2017@NYJW 14-7105320-0-----0-
1712/31/2017OAKW 10-30109720-0-----0-
TOTAL 164766610405190-9010-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills13300-1-----
Cleveland Browns16601-0-----
Dallas Cowboys155000111909090
Denver Broncos25500-1-----
Jacksonville Jaguars15501-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs29810-0-----
Miami Dolphins16510-0-----
New England Patriots14401-0-----
New York Giants12110-0-----
New York Jets15320-0-----
Oakland Raiders2131120-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles13300-1-----
Washington Redskins110731-1-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division104942740411909090
vs AFC Teams12565063-2-----
vs NFC Teams42016410311909090
vs Own Division6272430-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December5362882-1-----
November31313010211909090
October5181711-1-----
September39810-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium155000111909090
Arrowhead Stadium16510-0-----
EverBank Field15501-0-----
Gillette Stadium14401-0-----
MetLife Stadium27430-0-----
Oakland Coliseum14400-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-000-1-----
StubHub Center8453962-3-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses7272522-2-----
Wins94941820311909090

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays1-000-1-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)21110100111909090
Sundays13655694-3-----

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Buffalo Bills1116161600000
Cleveland Browns138227.34402100
Dallas Cowboys1116161600000
Denver Broncos2---------
Jacksonville Jaguars1360202702000
Kansas City Chiefs248521.32503000
Miami Dolphins1117171700000
New England Patriots1---------
New York Giants123718.52201000
New York Jets1---------
Oakland Raiders2120202001000
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
Washington Redskins1120202001000

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division101224820.74406100
vs AFC Teams121328021.54408100
vs NFC Teams447318.32202000
vs Own Division65105212504000

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
December5512324.64404100
November359218.42702000
October5357192202000
September348120.32502000

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
AT&T Stadium1116161600000
Arrowhead Stadium1121212101000
EverBank Field1360202702000
Gillette Stadium1---------
MetLife Stadium223718.52201000
Oakland Coliseum1120202001000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
StubHub Center8919922.14405100

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses7816220.32705000
Wins9919121.24405100

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)223718.52101000
Sundays131531621.14409100

punt-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Buffalo Bills112220000
Cleveland Browns1--------
Dallas Cowboys1--------
Denver Broncos2--------
Jacksonville Jaguars1--------
Kansas City Chiefs2--------
Miami Dolphins1--------
New England Patriots1--------
New York Giants1--------
New York Jets1--------
Oakland Raiders2--------
Philadelphia Eagles1--------
Washington Redskins100--0001

punt-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Outside Own Division1012220001
vs AFC Teams1212220000
vs NFC Teams400--0001
vs Own Division6--------

punt-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
December500--0001
November312220000
October5--------
September3--------

punt-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
AT&T Stadium1--------
Arrowhead Stadium1--------
EverBank Field1--------
Gillette Stadium1--------
MetLife Stadium2--------
Oakland Coliseum1--------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1--------
StubHub Center812220001

punt-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Losses7--------
Wins912220001

punt-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Mondays1--------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)2--------
Sundays1312220001

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass12605373-4-----
Turf41613310111909090

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games8453962-3-----
Road Games83127420211909090

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead5344930311909090
Ahead by 1-8 Points252052-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points109100111909090
Behind121111-2-----
Behind by 1-8 Points9811-1-----
Behind by 9-16 Points3300-0-----
Tied111100-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half322931-0-----
2nd Half4437730511909090
Last Two Minutes of Half8800-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line8710-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line454053-1-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line31200311909090
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line201821-1-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter121110-0-----
2nd Quarter201821-0-----
3rd Quarter201733-1-----
4th Quarter2420400411909090
4th Quarter within 78620-1-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-77252141-2-----
Margin 15+63832610311909090
Margin 8-143131302-0-----