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Desmond King
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Desmond  King

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Detroit, Mich

High School:
East English Village

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
DB

Birthdate:
12/14/1994

12/10/2015

King Earns Jim Thorpe Award

UI junior becomes 1st Hawkeye to earn top defensive back award

12/10/2015

King Named Walter Camp All-American

UI junior becomes 18th Hawkeye to earn first team honors

12/02/2015

King Named Finalist For Walter Camp Player of the Year

1 of 5 finalists for national player of the year

11/30/2015

King Headlines All-Big Ten Team

Desmond King has been named Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year

11/23/2015

Game Notes: Iowa at Nebraska

Hawkeyes and Cornhuskers kick off Friday at 2:36 p.m. (CT) on ABC

12/05/2015

Michigan State 16, Iowa 13

The Hawkeyes fall to Michigan State in the Big 10 Championship, on December 5, 2015.

11/27/2015

No. 3 Iowa vs. Nebraska

No. 3 Iowa beats Nebraska 28-20 to complete an undefeated regular season (USATSI)

11/07/2015

Iowa 35, Indiana 27

The Hawkeyes defeat host Indiana, on November 7, 2015.

10/17/2015

Iowa vs. Northwestern, 40-10

NCAA Football: Iowa squares off against Northwestern at Ryan Field.

10/10/2015

Iowa 29 vs. Illinois 20

Iowa vs. Illinois

Hawk-Item - - Tied for ninth in the Big Ten with three interceptions in 2014 . . . one of four true freshmen to see action in 2013 . . . started at cornerback in win over Missouri State, becoming first true freshman to start in defensive secondary since 2002 . . . 69 tackles were most by a Big Ten freshman in 2013 . . . tied for team lead with three interceptions in 2014.

2014 Honors - - Honorable mention All-Big Ten by league media . . . mid-season first team All-Big Ten by ESPN.com and Phil Steele.

2014 Preseason Honors - - Preseason third team All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and College Sports Madness . . . preseason fourth team All-Big Ten by Phil Steele . . . 2014 - - started all 13 games . . . recorded 64 tackles, including 42 solo stops and 22 assists . . . shared team lead with three interceptions for 72 yards and one touchdown . . . also had five pass break-ups and two tackles for loss . . . started at cornerback in 31-23 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded three solo tackles and two assists vs. UNI, with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 17-13 win over Ball State as defense allowed just two field goals and 219 yards total offense . . . recored three tackles vs. BSU, including two solo stops and one assist . . . started at cornerback in 20-17 loss to Iowa State, recording three solo tackles and two assists . . . started at cornerback in 24-20 win at Pittsburgh as defense allowed just three points in the second half . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists at Pitt, including one solo tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in 24-10 win at Purdue as defense allowed just 156 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo stops and two assists at Purdue . . . started at cornerback in 45-29 win over Indiana . . . recorded first career interception vs. Indiana, returning theft 35 yards for a touchdown . . . also recorded six solo tackles, one assist and a pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 38-31 loss at Maryland . . . recorded five solo tackles and two assists at Maryland . . . started at cornerback in 48-7 win over Northwestern, recording one solo tackle, one assist and one pass break-up as defense allowed just 180 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 51-14 loss at Minnesota . . . recorded six tackles at Minnesota, including five solo tackles and one assist . . . started at cornerback in 30-14 win at Illinois, recording two solo tackles and one pass break-up as defense allowed just 88 net rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 26-24 loss to No. 14 Wisconsin, recording two solo tackles and two assists . . . started at cornerback in 37-34 overtime loss to Nebraska . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists vs. Nebraska, while also collecting second interception of the season and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 45-28 TaxSlayer Bowl loss to Tennessee . . . recorded 10 tackles vs. Tennessee, including six solo stops and four assists . . . collected third interception of the season, with a 37-yard return, and had one tackle for loss.

2013 Honors - - Next Man In Award, Defense . . . third team Freshman All-America by Athlon Sports . . . first team Freshman All-Big Ten by BTN.com . . . named Big Ten Conference Freshman of the Week for his play at Ohio State . . . 2013 - - Saw action in all 13 games, with 12 starts . . . recorded 44 solo tackles and 25 assists, including three tackles for loss . . . collected eight pass break-ups and two recovered fumbles . . . saw action in 30-27 loss to Northern Illinois, recording two solo tackles, two assists and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 28-14 win over Missouri State as defense allowed just 197 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. Missouri State, along with first fumble recovery of career . . . started at cornerback in 27-21 win at Iowa State as defense allowed just 59 net rushing yards . . . recorded four solo tackles and two assists at ISU, including one tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 59-3 win over Western Michigan, recording one assisted tackle and one pass break-up as defense allowed just 209 yards total offense . . . started at cornerback in 23-7 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just 165 yards total offense and 30 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles and two assists at Minnesota, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at cornerback in 26-14 loss to Michigan State . . . career-high 11 tackles vs. MSU, including seven solo stops and four assists, along with one QB pressure . . . started at cornerback in 34-24 loss at Ohio State . . . season-high 12 tackles at OSU, including 10 solo stops and two assists . . . started at cornerback in 17-10 OT win over Northwestern . . . recorded two assisted tackles vs. Northwestern and was involved in two big plays late in the game, recovering a Northwestern fumble in Iowa territory with less than four minutes remaining in regulation, then causing a pass break-up in overtime as Iowa held the Wildcats without a first down to secure the win . . . started at cornerback in 28-9 loss to Wisconsin, recording six solo tackles and one assist . . . started at cornerback in 38-14 win at Purdue, recording one solo tackle and one assist as defense allowed just 53 net rushing yards . . . started at cornerback in 24-21 win over Michigan as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards and 158 yards total offense . . . recorded three assisted tackles vs. Michigan, including a shared tackle for loss, and had two pass break-ups . . . started at cornerback in 38-17 win at Nebraska as defense allowed just 89 net rushing yards . . . recorded eight tackles at Nebraska, including six solo stops and two assists, along with one pass break-up . . . started at cornerback in 21-14 Outback Bowl loss to LSU as defense allowed just 82 passing yards . . . recorded five solo tackles and one assist vs. LSU, including one tackle for loss and one pass break-up.

High school honors - - Earned first team all-state honors . . . also first team all-city and named to Dream Team as a senior . . . first team all-state and all-city as a junior . . . first team all-city and second team all-state as a sophomore . . . Career - - established Michigan high school record with 29 career interceptions . . . set school record for career rushing yards . . . rushed for 2,360 yards and scored 33 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded 56 tackles and seven interceptions as a senior . . . rushed for 1,610 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior, with 49 tackles and 12 interceptions on defense . . . rushed for 811 yards and nine touchdowns as a sophomore, with 44 tackles and 10 interceptions on defense . . . team captain as junior and senior . . . competed on three teams that advanced to state playoffs, including regional championship as a senior . . . helped prep team post three-year record of 32-6 . . . four-year letterman in track, competing in sprint events and relays.

Personal - - Born 12/14/94 . . . mass communications major . . . member of prep Honor Roll and Principal's List . . .. . . mother is Yvette Powell . . . one of three players from Detroit on Iowa roster . . . high school coach was Rod Oden.

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