Eric King (American football)

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Eric King
No. 29, 30
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1982-05-10) May 10, 1982 (age 32)
Place of birth: Baltimore, Maryland
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: Wake Forest
NFL Draft: 2005 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 2005 for the Buffalo Bills
Last played in 2010 for the Detroit Lions
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Eric King (born May 10, 1982 in Baltimore, Maryland) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the fifth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wake Forest. King has also played for the Tennessee Titans, Cleveland Browns and Detroit Lions.

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King attended McDonogh School in Owings Mills, Maryland, and was a three-sport letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he won first team All-State honors, a first team All-Metro honors, first team All-County honors, and helped lead his team to four conference championships. As a senior, he had over 1,200 all-purpose yards on offense, and on defense he added 5 interceptions, and 45 tackles. In basketball, he helped lead his team to three conference championships. In track, he was the private school champion in both the 100 meter dash and the long jump. Father, Eric King, Sr. played basketball for the NAIA national champions Coppin State Eagles in the mid 1970s and professionally in Venezuela.

King signed with the Cleveland Browns on November 16, 2010. He was cut by the Browns and picked up off waivers by the Detroit Lions on December 16, 2010. King was released by the Detroit Lions on February 10, 2011.

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