Phil King (American football)

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Phil King
Date of birth: (1936-06-22)June 22, 1936
Place of birth: Dyersburg, Tennessee
Date of death: January 1973 (age 36)
Place of death: Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s): Running back
College: Vanderbilt
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Organizations
As player:
1958-1963
1964
1965-1966
New York Giants
Pittsburgh Steelers
Minnesota Vikings
Career stats
Playing stats at NFL.com

Philip Edgar King (born June 22, 1936 – January 1973) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Vanderbilt University and was drafted in the first round (twelfth overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. Nicknamed "The Chief" due to his Native American heritage. Wore number 24.

Phil King died January 1973 (36 years old), victim of an accidental shooting accident while cleaning his gun in a hotel room.