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King Dunlap
T #77
Height:
6-9
Weight:
330
Age:
28
College:
Auburn
Hometown:
Brentwood, Tenn.
Experience:
7

Quick Stats (2014 PRE):

G
3
GS
3
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGames
GGS
TOTAL 63 30
2013 SD 11 11
2012 PHI 14 12
2011 PHI 12 2
2010 PHI 14 5
2009 PHI 12 0

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Bio

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had one of the most productive seasons of his career in 2013. It was no fluke that a big reason for that success was because six-foot-nine, 330-pound King Dunlap was watching his back.

Dunlap played his first season as the Chargers starting left tackle in 2013 and he protected the right-handed Rivers’ blindside. Dunlap, along with his fellow linemates, saw to it that Rivers was only sacked 30 times in 2013, tied with Chicago for the fourth-fewest allowed in the league.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Dunlap was one of the state’s most heavily recruited players coming out of high school. Even though he ultimately settled on playing collegiately at Auburn, Georgia Tech was one of the team’s trying hard to woo him to their Atlanta campus. Coincidentally the Yellow Jackets’ offensive line coach at the time was current Chargers line coach, Joe D’Alessandris.

Dunlap’s father, King Dunlap IV, is a former defensive tackle who played college football at Tennessee State before the Baltimore Colts picked him in the fifth round of the 1969 NFL Draft. His mother, Robin, is a former track star who also competed at Tennessee State, while his younger sister, Victoria, is a starting forward for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Victoria played collegiately at Kentucky where she was an All-America and the SEC Player of the Year. She also competed in the high jump for the Wildcats’ track and field team.

Dunlap, who loves roller coasters, finds the only downside to being 6-9 is that he’s too tall to ride most of them. He hit his big growth spurt in the eighth grade, going from 5-11 to 6-5. He played middle linebacker as a youth before shifting to the defensive line and ultimately to the offensive line.

Dunlap’s full name, King David Dunlap V, was derived from the Bible’s King David. He has two sons, King VI and Jaylen, and a daughter, Kayla.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick (230) by Philadelphia, April 27, 2008...signed June 17...contract expired March 13, 2012...re-signed April 4...contract expired March 12, 2013...signed with Chargers, March 14.

2013: USA Today All-Joe...started first three games at left tackle...inactive Weeks 4-5 vs. Dallas and at Atlanta after concussion Sept. 22 at Tennessee... started next four games but missed Miami (Nov. 17), Kansas City (Nov. 24) and Cincinnati (Dec. 1) games with neck injury...returned to starting lineup Dec. 8 and played final four games and both playoff games as Bolts went 5-1 during stretch. at Manchester High in Midlothian, Va.

2012: Started Games 1-2, 7-8 and 10-16 at left tackle... injured hamstring Sept. 16 vs. Baltimore and inactive for Arizona (Sept. 23) and New York Giants (Sept. 30) games... played but did not start Games 5-6...started Week 9 vs. Dallas at right tackle...starting LT during Eagles’ season-high rush totals of 221 yards at New Orleans and 204 yards at Carolina...helped pass protect as starting LT during Dec. 9 win at Tampa Bay when Eagles passed for season-high 381 yards. 2011: Blocked 45-yard field goal attempt by San Francisco’s David Akers Oct. 2...started at left tackle Oct. 9 at Buffalo... inactive Oct. 16 vs. Washington (back)...first-career start at left guard Nov. 13 vs. Arizona...joined Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore, 1996) and Ben Jefferson (Cleveland, 1990) as tallest NFL players to ever line up at guard (per Stats, Inc.)...inactive for New York Giants (Nov. 20) and New England (Nov. 27) games (concussion). 2010: First-career NFL start at left tackle for injured Jason Peters Oct. 17 vs. Atlanta...inactive for Indianapolis (Nov. 7) and Washington games (Nov. 15) with knee injury...first NFL start at right tackle for injured Winston Justice Dec. 12 at Dallas. 2009: First NFL game played Sept. 13 at Carolina...took over Oct. 18 vs. Oakland at left tackle for injured Peters. 2008: Placed on “Reserve-Injured” Aug. 30 with ankle injury and missed season.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 games during career with 20 starts... starting left tackle as junior and senior...SEC Lineman of Week following 2006 game vs. Tulane...redshirted in 2003...played at Auburn from 2004-07...earned degree in adult education.

PERSONAL: Born in Nashville, Tennessee...Mr. Football Lineman of Year and all-state choice as two-way lineman as senior at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy...led school to Division II Class 3A title game as senior...lettered in basketball.

Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers had one of the most productive seasons of his career in 2013. It was no fluke that a big reason for that success was because six-foot-nine, 330-pound King Dunlap was watching his back.

Dunlap played his first season as the Chargers starting left tackle in 2013 and he protected the right-handed Rivers’ blindside. Dunlap, along with his fellow linemates, saw to it that Rivers was only sacked 30 times in 2013, tied with Chicago for the fourth-fewest allowed in the league.

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Dunlap was one of the state’s most heavily recruited players coming out of high school. Even though he ultimately settled on playing collegiately at Auburn, Georgia Tech was one of the team’s trying hard to woo him to their Atlanta campus. Coincidentally the Yellow Jackets’ offensive line coach at the time was current Chargers line coach, Joe D’Alessandris.

Dunlap’s father, King Dunlap IV, is a former defensive tackle who played college football at Tennessee State before the Baltimore Colts picked him in the fifth round of the 1969 NFL Draft. His mother, Robin, is a former track star who also competed at Tennessee State, while his younger sister, Victoria, is a starting forward for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm. Victoria played collegiately at Kentucky where she was an All-America and the SEC Player of the Year. She also competed in the high jump for the Wildcats’ track and field team.

Dunlap, who loves roller coasters, finds the only downside to being 6-9 is that he’s too tall to ride most of them. He hit his big growth spurt in the eighth grade, going from 5-11 to 6-5. He played middle linebacker as a youth before shifting to the defensive line and ultimately to the offensive line.

Dunlap’s full name, King David Dunlap V, was derived from the Bible’s King David. He has two sons, King VI and Jaylen, and a daughter, Kayla.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Seventh-round pick (230) by Philadelphia, April 27, 2008...signed June 17...contract expired March 13, 2012...re-signed April 4...contract expired March 12, 2013...signed with Chargers, March 14.

2013: USA Today All-Joe...started first three games at left tackle...inactive Weeks 4-5 vs. Dallas and at Atlanta after concussion Sept. 22 at Tennessee... started next four games but missed Miami (Nov. 17), Kansas City (Nov. 24) and Cincinnati (Dec. 1) games with neck injury...returned to starting lineup Dec. 8 and played final four games and both playoff games as Bolts went 5-1 during stretch. at Manchester High in Midlothian, Va.

2012: Started Games 1-2, 7-8 and 10-16 at left tackle... injured hamstring Sept. 16 vs. Baltimore and inactive for Arizona (Sept. 23) and New York Giants (Sept. 30) games... played but did not start Games 5-6...started Week 9 vs. Dallas at right tackle...starting LT during Eagles’ season-high rush totals of 221 yards at New Orleans and 204 yards at Carolina...helped pass protect as starting LT during Dec. 9 win at Tampa Bay when Eagles passed for season-high 381 yards. 2011: Blocked 45-yard field goal attempt by San Francisco’s David Akers Oct. 2...started at left tackle Oct. 9 at Buffalo... inactive Oct. 16 vs. Washington (back)...first-career start at left guard Nov. 13 vs. Arizona...joined Jonathan Ogden (Baltimore, 1996) and Ben Jefferson (Cleveland, 1990) as tallest NFL players to ever line up at guard (per Stats, Inc.)...inactive for New York Giants (Nov. 20) and New England (Nov. 27) games (concussion). 2010: First-career NFL start at left tackle for injured Jason Peters Oct. 17 vs. Atlanta...inactive for Indianapolis (Nov. 7) and Washington games (Nov. 15) with knee injury...first NFL start at right tackle for injured Winston Justice Dec. 12 at Dallas. 2009: First NFL game played Sept. 13 at Carolina...took over Oct. 18 vs. Oakland at left tackle for injured Peters. 2008: Placed on “Reserve-Injured” Aug. 30 with ankle injury and missed season.

COLLEGE: Played in 48 games during career with 20 starts... starting left tackle as junior and senior...SEC Lineman of Week following 2006 game vs. Tulane...redshirted in 2003...played at Auburn from 2004-07...earned degree in adult education.

PERSONAL: Born in Nashville, Tennessee...Mr. Football Lineman of Year and all-state choice as two-way lineman as senior at Brentwood (Tenn.) Academy...led school to Division II Class 3A title game as senior...lettered in basketball.

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