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Desmond King

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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
2017LAC134565154051---10-
TOTAL565154051---100

Recent Games

defense
wkopresulttotalsoloastscksftypdefintydsavglngtdsfffr
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
2017LAC135651540511909090
TOTAL 13565154051190-90

kick returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC131633220.84409100
TOTAL 131633220.84409100

punt returns

yearteamgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
2017LAC13122200010
TOTAL 13122200010

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-
TOTAL 13456515405190-9010-

defensive splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Buffalo Bills13300-1-----
Cleveland Browns16601-0-----
Dallas Cowboys155000111909090
Denver Broncos25500-1-----
Jacksonville Jaguars15501-0-----
Kansas City Chiefs13300-0-----
Miami Dolphins16510-0-----
New England Patriots14401-0-----
New York Giants12110-0-----
Oakland Raiders14400-0-----
Philadelphia Eagles13300-1-----
Washington Redskins110731-1-----

defensive splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Outside Own Division94439540411909090
vs AFC Teams9363513-2-----
vs NFC Teams42016410311909090
vs Own Division4121200-1-----

defensive splits - split by MONTH

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
December2161332-1-----
November31313010211909090
October5181711-1-----
September39810-1-----

defensive splits - split by STADIUM

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
AT&T Stadium155000111909090
EverBank Field15501-0-----
Gillette Stadium14401-0-----
MetLife Stadium12110-0-----
Oakland Coliseum14400-0-----
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1-000-1-----
StubHub Center7363242-3-----

defensive splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Losses6212012-2-----
Wins73531420311909090

defensive splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Mondays1-000-1-----
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)155000111909090
Sundays11514654-3-----

kick-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Buffalo Bills1116161600000
Cleveland Browns138227.34402100
Dallas Cowboys1116161600000
Denver Broncos2---------
Jacksonville Jaguars1360202702000
Kansas City Chiefs136421.32502000
Miami Dolphins1117171700000
New England Patriots1---------
New York Giants123718.52201000
Oakland Raiders1120202001000
Philadelphia Eagles1---------
Washington Redskins1120202001000

kick-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Outside Own Division91224820.74406100
vs AFC Teams91225921.64407100
vs NFC Teams447318.32202000
vs Own Division4484212503000

kick-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
December2410225.54403100
November359218.42702000
October5357192202000
September348120.32502000

kick-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
AT&T Stadium1116161600000
EverBank Field1360202702000
Gillette Stadium1---------
MetLife Stadium123718.52201000
Oakland Coliseum1120202001000
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1---------
StubHub Center7919922.14405100

kick-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Losses6714120.12704000
Wins7919121.24405100

kick-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fcfum
Mondays1---------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1116161600000
Sundays111531621.14409100

punt-returns splits - split by OPPONENT

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Buffalo Bills112220000
Cleveland Browns1--------
Dallas Cowboys1--------
Denver Broncos2--------
Jacksonville Jaguars1--------
Kansas City Chiefs1--------
Miami Dolphins1--------
New England Patriots1--------
New York Giants1--------
Oakland Raiders1--------
Philadelphia Eagles1--------
Washington Redskins100--0001

punt-returns splits - split by DIVISION CONFERENCE

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Outside Own Division912220001
vs AFC Teams912220000
vs NFC Teams400--0001
vs Own Division4--------

punt-returns splits - split by MONTH

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
December200--0001
November312220000
October5--------
September3--------

punt-returns splits - split by STADIUM

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
AT&T Stadium1--------
EverBank Field1--------
Gillette Stadium1--------
MetLife Stadium1--------
Oakland Coliseum1--------
Sports Authority Field at Mile High1--------
StubHub Center712220001

punt-returns splits - split by WIN/LOSSES

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Losses6--------
Wins712220001

punt-returns splits - split by WEEKDAY

splitgretydsavglngtd20+40+fc
Mondays1--------
Other Days (not Monday or Sunday)1--------
Sundays1112220001

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Grass10454143-4-----
Turf31110110111909090

Defense splits - HOME/AWAY

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Home Games7363242-3-----
Road Games62019120211909090

Defense splits - POINT SITUATIONAL

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Ahead3833530311909090
Ahead by 1-8 Points181532-0-----
Ahead by 9-16 Points98100111909090
Behind101001-2-----
Behind by 1-8 Points7701-1-----
Behind by 9-16 Points3300-0-----
Tied8800-0-----

Defense splits - HALF

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Half242221-0-----
2nd Half3229330511909090
Last Two Minutes of Half7700-0-----

Defense splits - FIELD TYPE POSITION

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Opp 19-1 - by Yard Line5500-0-----
Opp 49-20 - by Yard Line322933-1-----
Own 1-20 - by Yard Line21100311909090
Own 21-50 - by Yard Line171611-1-----

Defense splits - QUARTERS

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
1st Quarter9810-0-----
2nd Quarter151411-0-----
3rd Quarter151323-1-----
4th Quarter1716100411909090
4th Quarter within 76510-1-----

Defense splits - MARGIN

splitgtotalsoloastscksftypdefinttdsydsavglong
Margin 0-76201821-2-----
Margin 15+42320310311909090
Margin 8-143131302-0-----