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Desmond King
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Desmond King
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Position(s): DB
High School Star Rating: High School Recruiting Star Rating - Determined by RivalsHigh School Recruiting Star Rating - Determined by RivalsHigh School Recruiting Star Rating - Determined by Rivals  (3 stars)
Year signed with Iowa: 2013
High School Talent Rating: 5.6 Final College Talent Rating: 153

HIGH SCHOOL: Desmond King attended East English Village High School and lived in or near Detroit, Michigan. He set a Michigan high school record with 29 interceptions. He also set a school record for career rushing yards and had 2,360 yards as a senior. He was rated by Rivals.com a three-star recruit.

COLLEGE: He holds Iowa records for career starts (51) and games played (53), helping Iowa win 35 games from 2013-16. He tied the Iowa single-season record with eight interceptions in 2015 and ranks fourth in career interceptions (14). He is one of four Hawkeyes to have three interception returns for a touchdown. He totaled 263 career tackles, and his 88-yard touchdown return versus Maryland is the eighth-longest in school history.

He earned first-team All-America recognition in 2015 and 2016. As a junior, he was the recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award as the top defensive back in the nation and earned unanimous consensus All-America honors. He was the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year and one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year.

PROFESSIONAL: He was the Chargers’ fifth-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft. He earned Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors at defensive back in 2018 and second-team All-Pro honors as a punt return specialist. He played for four teams in six seasons in the NFL, most recently with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2023.

Born 12/14/1994 and is 29 years old.

All Conference: 1st Team (2015, 2016) Player of the Year: Big Ten Defensive Back of the Year (2015), Jim Thorpe Award (2015), Jack Tatum Award (2015) All American: Unanimous 1st Team (2015), 2nd Team (2016) Drafted Round 5 by Los Angeles Chargers in 2017 2018, 2019 


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