Phil King (American football)
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|Date of birth||June 22, 1936|
|Place of birth||Dyersburg, Tennessee|
|Date of death||January 1973 (age 36)|
|Place of death||Memphis, Tennessee|
|NFL draft||1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12|
|1958–1963||New York Giants|
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.
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