King playing for Tampa Bay Rowdies in 2017
|Full name||Darnell King|
|Date of birth||September 23, 1990|
|Place of birth||Tampa, Florida, United States|
|Height||1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)|
|Playing position||Winger, Fullback|
|Tampa Bay Rowdies|
|2008–2011||Florida Atlantic Owls||62||(17)|
|2010||Fort Lauderdale Schulz Academy||3||(0)|
|2012–2014||Fort Lauderdale Strikers||75||(6)|
|2015–||Tampa Bay Rowdies||62||(1)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of April 21, 2017.
King played in forward for Tampa's Gaither High School, setting a school record with 71 points in a season. In 2008, his senior year, King was named to the All-Hillsborough County team.
From 2008 to 2011, King played as a forward for the Florida Atlantic Owls. King was the Owls' leading scorer during his sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.
King participated in the 2012 NASL Combine where he was noticed by Fort Lauderdale Strikers' coaching staff. He was invited to preseason with the Strikers, where he impressed enough to earn his first professional contract. On March 27, 2012 the Strikers announced that King had signed professional terms with the club.
King made his professional debut with the Strikers as a second half sub against FC Edmonton on April 7, 2012 in the first game of the 2012 NASL season. He played 15 minutes after replacing Leopoldo Morales in the 75th minute. On July 2, King started and played 90 minutes in an unfamiliar right back position, and took the throw-in that lead to the opening goal. He started at right back in the Strikers' next match against the Carolina RailHawks, and scored his first goal as a professional in the 31st minute of the 3-3 draw. King ended up primarily playing right back for the Strikers and was named to the 2014 NASL Best XI as a defender.
Statistics accurate as of August 19, 2014
|Fort Lauderdale Strikers||2012||22||1||2||1||0||0||1||0||0||24||1||2|