Jeff King (American football)

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Jeff King in 2008 with Carolina.jpg
King during his tenure with the Carolina Panthers in 2008.
No. --     Free agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-02-19) February 19, 1983 (age 31)
Place of birth: Pulaski, Virginia
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
High school: Dublin (VA) Pulaski Co
College: Virginia Tech
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 5 / Pick: 155
Debuted in 2006 for the Carolina Panthers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× Second-team All-ACC
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Receptions 156
Receiving yards 1,323
Touchdowns 12
Stats at NFL.com

Jeffery Wayne "Jeff" King (born February 19, 1983) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football and basketball for Virginia Tech. He was selected by the Carolina Panthers in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

King has also played for the Arizona Cardinals.

High school[edit]

Football[edit]

A PrepStar All-American for Coach Joel Hicks at Pulaski County High School, King rated the #3 tight end in the Atlantic Region. He was named first-team Group AAA all-state as a tight end by the Associated Press and the state coaches. He was ranked the #12 prospect in Virginia by The Roanoke Times and SuperPrep. He was an honorable-mention All-South pick by the Orlando Sentinel. He led his high school team to the Group AAA, Division 5 state semifinals in 2000. He finished his senior season with 278 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. He also registered eight sacks as a defensive end. He set a school record with 101 pancake blocks in a season. He had 12 pancakes and two receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown in a game his senior year. Named All-Timesland as a junior and senior.

Basketball[edit]

Jeff King was also an outstanding basketball player who compiled over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds during his career. He averaged 25 points and 14 rebounds as a senior on the way to all-district and all-region honors. He also competed in the shot put for the track team with a best effort of 54' 7" as a junior. He was also a member of the National Honor Society.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman (2001)[edit]

King redshirted his freshman in 2001.[1]

Freshman (2002)[edit]

In 2002 King played in all 14 games for Virginia Tech making only one reception, a 19-yard touchdown against Arkansas State. He also blocked a field goal against Western Michigan.[1]

Sophomore (2003)[edit]

In 2003 King played in 13 games with two starts. He maded 6 receptions for 109 yards and one touchdown He also blocked a field goal against Rutgers.[1]

Junior (2004)[edit]

In 2004 King became a starter. He started all 13 games, posting 25 receptions for 304 yards and four touchdowns. He was also a Second-team All-ACC choice.[1]

Senior (2005)[edit]

In 2005 he started all 13 games. He recorded a career-high 26 catches for 292 yards and six touchdowns, a school single-season record for tight ends, and became the first player in school history to catch a touchdown pass in four consecutive games. He also blocked a field goal against Georgia Tech that the Hokies returned for a touchdown. He was also a Second-team All-ACC selection.[1]

College stats[edit]

Receiving
Year Team G Rec Yards Y/R TD LNG FUM LOST
2001 Virginia Tech - - - - - - - -
2002 Virginia Tech 14 1 19 19.0 1 19 - -
2003 Virginia Tech 13 6 109 18.2 1 31 - -
2004 Virginia Tech 13 25 304 12.2 4 35 0 0
2005 Virginia Tech 13 26 292 11.2 6 28 0 0
Total 53 58 724 12.5 11 35 0 0

[1][2]

In his college career King set a school record for touchdown catches by a tight end with 11, bettering the previous mark of eight. He also blocked three kicks on special teams.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2006[edit]

King was selected in the fifth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played in 12 games in his rookie season, and scored a touchdown on his only reception of the season in a game against the Atlanta Falcons.[1]

2007[edit]

In 2007 his first year as a starter King recorded 46 receptions for 406 yards and two touchdowns.[1] King made his then career long reception during the Panthers week three win over the Atlanta Falcons, with a 29 yard catch. He also had a single-game career high in receptions with 10 during a week eight loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

2008[edit]

With the return of Muhsin Muhammad to the Carolina Panthers, King changed numbers from #87 to #47. King recorded 21 receptions for 195 yards and had one touchdown reception against the Detroit Lions. King also improved his career long catch, with at 31-yard reception against the Arizona Cardinals. While King's stats declined his blocking skills were much improved.

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

King was signed by the Arizona Cardinals on July 29, 2011.

Career stats[edit]

Receiving
Year Team G Rec Yards Y/R TD LNG FUM LOST
2006 Carolina 12 1 1 1.0 1 1 0 0
2007 Carolina 16 46 406 8.8 2 29 2 1
2008 Carolina 16 21 195 9.3 1 31 0 0
2009 Carolina 16 25 200 8.0 3 32 1 0
Total 60 93 802 8.5 7 32 3 1

[1]

Personal life[edit]

King graduated with a degree in finance and is enrolled in health and physical education in graduate school.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "#87 Jeff King TE". Panthers.com. Archived from the original on 2007-12-30. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Jeff King". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2008-01-24. 

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