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Mitch King
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Mitch King

Hometown:
Burlington, IA

High School:
Burlington HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 280

Position:
DL

Birthdate:
05/05/1986

Hawk-Item - - Selected to play in 2009 Senior Bowl . . . became the 60th player in Iowa football to record over 200 career tackles . . . ranks 41st in career tackles with 228 career stops . . . one of four seniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of four sophomores selected to 2006 Leadership Council . . . moved from linebacker to defensive line during 2005 spring practice.

2008 Honors - - Big Ten Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year . . . first team all-American by ESPN.com . . . second team all-American by Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press and SI.com . . . third team all-American by Rivals.com . . . first team al-Big Ten by league coaches and media, including unanimous selection by coaches . . . first team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . Permanent Team Captain, defense . . . Hayden Fry Award, defense.

2008 Pre-season Honors - - Named to Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List, Chuck Bednarik Award Watch List and the Lott Trophy Watch List.

2008 - - Started all 13 games at defensive tackle, recording 27 solo tackles and 27 assists, including 15.5 tackles for loss (65 yards) and four QB sacks (37 yards) . . . ranked seven in the Big Ten and tied for 38th in the nation in tackles for loss (1.19) . . . listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice . . . started at defensive tackle in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recorded two tackles vs. Maine, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. FIU, including 1.5 tackles for loss and one QB sack while playing only in the first half . . . started at defensive tackle in 17-5 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . recorded two assisted tackles vs. ISU, including one assisted tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 21-20 loss at Pittsburgh, recording two solo tackles and two assists, including 1.5 tackles for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 22-17 loss to Northwestern . . . recorded six tackles vs. Northwestern, including one solo stop and five assists, along with one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards . . . seven tackles at MSU included two solo tackles and five assists, along with one QB sack and 1.5 tackles for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 45-9 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . recorded six tackles vs. the Hoosiers, including five solo stops, three tackles for loss and one QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. the Badgers, along with two QB pressures . . . started at defensive tackle in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . led team with 10 tackles vs. Illinois, including six solo stops and four assists . . . also recorded two tackles for loss, one QB pressure and forced a fourth quarter fumble that led to game-tying touchdown . . . started at defensive tackle in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . recorded two assisted tackles vs. Penn State, including a shared tackle for loss and two QB pressures . . . started at defensive tackle in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded five tackles vs. Purdue, including four solo stops and one assist . . . had three tackles for loss, one QB sack and a forced fumble, with his QB sack coming on Purdue's final drive of the game that ended with an incomplete pass as time expired . . . started at defensive tackle in 55-0 win at Minnesota as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . recorded two solo tackles at Minnesota, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards . . . recorded two solo tackles vs. South Carolina.

2007 Honors - - Named first team all-Big Ten by league coaches and second team by league media . . . named first team all-Big Ten by Rivals. com . . . Hustle Team Award, defense . . . 2007 - - Listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice . . . started at defensive tackle in opening win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist vs. Northern Illinois . . . had three tackles for loss of 28 yards, including two QB sacks for minus 24 yards, along with one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Syracuse as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . recorded four assisted tackles vs. Syracuse, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle and played every defensive down in loss at Iowa State . . . recorded career-high 10 tackles at Iowa State, including seven solo stops and one tackle for loss while also adding one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Wisconsin, recording seven tackles, two tackles for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Indiana . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Indiana, including one tackle for loss, along with one pass break-up and two QB pressures . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Penn State . . . recorded seven tackles at Penn State, including three solo stops . . . matched career-best with two QB sacks at Penn State and had a forced fumble . . . started at defensive tackle and recorded one assisted tackle in win over 18th-ranked Illinois as defense allowed top rushing team in the conference to 137 net rushing yards and 287 yards total offense . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Purdue . . . recorded four tackles at Purdue, including three solo stops, 1.5 tackles for loss and a shared QB sack . . . started at defensive tackle in double OT win over Michigan State, recording one assisted tackle . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Northwestern as defense allowed just three points, seven yards and 124 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded three tackles at Northwestern, along with one pass break-up and three QB pressures . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Minnesota . . . recorded one solo tackle and four assists vs. Minnesota, including 1.5 tackles for loss . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Western Michigan . . . collected one solo tackle and four assists vs. Western Michigan, along with 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups.

2006 Honors - - Named pre-season first team all-Big Ten by Lindy's . . . pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports . . . 2006 - - listed as first team defensive tackle following spring practice . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Montana as defense allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and five assists vs. Montana, including two tackles for loss and 1 1/2 sacks . . . started at defensive tackle in double overtime win at Syracuse . . . recorded eight solo tackles vs. Syracuse, including three tackles for loss and two QB sacks . . . played key role in stopping Syracuse on eight straight plays inside the five-yardline in second overtime . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Iowa State . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists vs. Iowa State, including 1.5 QB sacks . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Illinois . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist vs. Illinois, including one sack and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to top-ranked Ohio State, recording three solo tackles, four assisted tackles and one pass break-up . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Purdue, recording one solo tackle and one pass break-up . . . did not see action in loss at Indiana due to injury . . . returned to action in loss at Michigan, seeing limited action and recording no statistics after missing previous game vs. Indiana . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 196 yards total offense . . . recorded five solo tackles and one assist vs. Northern Illinois, including one tackle for loss in return to fulltime action . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Northwestern . . . recorded six tackles vs. Northwestern, including two solo stops, two tackles for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in loss to Wisconsin . . . recorded eight tackles vs. Wisconsin, including seven solo stops, including two tackles for loss . . . also recovered a fumble, the first of his career, and had one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in loss at Minnesota . . . recorded three solo tackles and one assist vs. Minnesota, including one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, recording one solo tackle and one assist.

2005 Honors - - First team Freshman all-America by rivals.com, Scout.com, collegefootballnews.com and Football Writers Association of America . . . Big Ten Conference all-Freshman team by The Sporting News . . . honorable mention all-Big Ten by league media . . . Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week for his play in win at Wisconsin, becoming first freshman to win that honor on defense this season . . . Hawkeye Hustle Award, defense . . . 2005 - - Tied for fifth in the Big Ten in forced fumbles (0.25) and tied for fourth in forced fumbles (0.25) in league games only . . . saw action in opening win over Ball State, recording three solo tackles and one tackle for loss . . . recorded one caused fumble, which led to an Iowa touchdown in the first half . . . saw action at Iowa State, recording three solo tackles and one assist, including two tackles for loss . . . saw action in win over Northern Iowa, recording eight solo tackles and one assist . . . also had three tackles for loss and second caused fumble of the year . . . earned first career start at Ohio State . . . recorded three solo tackles and three assists at OSU and also had a caused fumble to stop a potential OSU scoring drive . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Illinois, recording five solo tackles, five assists, one forced fumble, one pass break-up and a QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Purdue, recording two solo tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Indiana . . . seven tackles vs. the Hoosiers, including four solo stops and one tackle for loss . . . started at defensive tackle vs. Michigan, recording three assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle at Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and two assisted tackles . . . started at defensive tackle in win at Wisconsin, earning Big Ten Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors as defense held Badgers to 276 yards total offense . . . recorded five solo tackles and one assisted tackle vs. Badgers, along with two QB sacks, four tackles for loss and one QB pressure . . . started at defensive tackle in win over Minnesota, recording two solo tackles, three assisted tackles and one QB pressure as defense held top rushing team in the nation to 129 net rushing yards . . . started at defensive tackle in Outback Bowl vs. Florida, recording one solo tackle, one assisted tackle and a pass break-up.

2004 - - Redshirted.

High School honors - - Class 4A first team all-state selection by the Des Moines Register and the Iowa Newspaper Association as a senior . . . member of SuperPrep all-Region team . . . first team all-conference as both a linebacker and running back as a senior . . . second team all-conference linebacker as a junior . . . Career - - ended prep career with 1,400 rushing yards . . . rushed for 850 yards as a senior . . . two-year letterman in football and swimming . . . also a letterman in baseball.

Personal - - Born 5/8/86 . . . Health and Sport Studies major . . . parents are Tammy King and Lindsey King . . . high school coach was Ron Glasgow.

Career Bests
Tackles:	10, twice, last at Illinois, 11/01/08
Solos:	8, twice, last vs. Syracuse, 9/9/06
Assists:	6 vs. Indiana, 9/29/07
TFLs:	3.5 at Wisconsin, 11/12/05
Sacks:	2, four times, last at Penn State, 10/6/07
FF:	1, four times, last vs. Purdue, 11/15/08
FR:	1 vs. Wisconsin, 11/11/06
PBU:	1, nine times, last vs. Indiana, 9/29/07

King's Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Sacks PBU QBH FF RF
Freshman 36 24 60 11/28 2/7 3 3 3 0
Sophomore 35 21 56 14/49 7/35 2 3 0 1
Junior 25 33 58 14.5/77 4.5/45 7 5 1 0
Senior 27 27 54 15.5/65 4/37 0 6 2 0
Career 123 105 228 55/219 17.5/124 12 17 6 1
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