Kenny King (running back)
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|Date of birth:||March 7, 1957|
|Place of birth:||Clarendon, Texas|
|NFL draft:||1979 / Round: 3 / Pick: 72|
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Kenneth Leon King (born March 7, 1957) is a former American football running back who played seven seasons in the National Football League, mainly with the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders. He was a starter for the Raiders in Super Bowl XV and Super Bowl XVIII.
After a stellar high school career, Kenny King played tailback and fullback at University of Oklahoma in the famed wishbone offense under Barry Switzer. King led the team in Rushing in 1976 with 791 yards on 141 carries for a 5.6 average; he also had 4 touchdowns. He shared the backfield with Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims.
After attending Oklahoma, King was drafted in the Third round (72nd overall) of the 1979 amateur draft by the Houston Oilers. After his first season in Houston, the Oilers traded King to the Oakland Raiders where he spent the rest of his career. King set a Super Bowl record for the longest touchdown reception with an 80-yarder in the Raiders 27-10 Super Bowl XV victory over the Philadelphia Eagles. That record stood until it was surpassed by Green Bay Packer Antonio Freeman's 81-yard touchdown pass from Brett Favre in Super Bowl XXXI.