Tavarres King

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Tavarres King
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King with the New York Giants in 2017.
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1990-07-14) July 14, 1990 (age 28)
Mount Airy, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Habersham Central
(Mount Airy, Georgia)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 2013 / Round: 5 / Pick: 161
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Receptions: 22
Receiving yards: 303
Receiving touchdowns: 3
Player stats at NFL.com

Tavarres King (born July 14, 1990) is an American football wide receiver who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft. He played college football at Georgia.

High school[edit]

King attended Habersham Central High School in Mount Airy, Georgia. He was the RISE Gatorade Georgia Football Player of the Year after finishing his senior season in 2007 with a state-record 1,632 receiving yards and 17 TDs on 99 receptions (16.5 average). He also set a then-school record with 42 catches for 700 yards and 10 touchdowns, and returned a kickoff and a punt for a score as a junior. He finished his career with 207 catches for 3,726 yards and 37 TDs. His father, Anthony King, once held all the rushing records at Habersham Central and later played at Clemson.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, he was rated the No.15 wide receiver prospect in the nation. He accepted a scholarship from Georgia over offers from Clemson, Florida and Georgia Tech.[1]

College career[edit]

2008-2012[edit]

During his tenure at the University of Georgia, he caught 135 passes for 2,602 receiving yards and 20 touchdowns.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
189 lb
(86 kg)
33 in
(0.84 m)
9 12 in
(0.24 m)
4.47 s 1.57 s 2.53 s 4.33 s 6.91 s 36.5 in
(0.93 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
11 reps
All values from NFL Combine[2][3]

Denver Broncos[edit]

King was drafted by the Denver Broncos in the fifth round, 161st overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.[4]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

King was claimed by the Carolina Panthers on October 21, 2013 after being waived by the Denver Broncos. He was cut August 30, 2014 for final roster cuts before the start of the 2014 season. He was signed to the team's practice squad the next day.[5]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On September 16, 2014, the Jacksonville Jaguars signed King off the Carolina Panthers practice squad to the club’s 53-man roster.[6] He was waived on October 25, 2014.[7]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On October 28, 2014, days after being released by Jacksonville when they promoted Peyton Thompson to their active roster, Tampa Bay worked out several wide receivers and signed King to their practice squad.[8] On September 4, 2015, King was released by the Bucs on the final cuts toward the 53-man roster.[9]

New York Giants[edit]

On September 30, 2015, King was added to the practice squad of the New York Giants.[10] On January 4, 2016, King signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants.[11] On January 8, 2017, King scored a touchdown on a 41-yard pass from Eli Manning in the third quarter of the Giants' game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field in the Wild Card Round of the 2016-17 NFL playoffs.[12] King's score made the game a 2-point game, but the Giants would eventually lose to the Packers 38-13. After the Giants signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall in the 2017 offseason, King changed his jersey number from #15 to #12.

On September 18, 2017, King was released by the Giants.[13] He was re-signed on October 9, 2017 after injuries to multiple receivers on the team.[14] He suffered a concussion in Week 15 and was placed on injured reserve on December 30, 2017, yet he still managed to rack up 240 receiving yards before his injury.[15]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

On April 5, 2018, King signed with the Minnesota Vikings.[16] He was waived/injured on September 1, 2018 and was placed on injured reserve.[17] He was released on October 9, 2018.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season
Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2014 TB 2 0 2 13 6.5 7 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2016 NYG 7 0 2 50 25.0 44 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2017 NYG 8 3 18 240 13.3 57 3 2 3 1.5 11 0 0 0
Career 17 3 22 303 13.8 57 3 2 3 1.5 11 0 0 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://sports.yahoo.com/footballrecruiting/football/recruiting/player-Tavarres-King-56179
  2. ^ http://www.nfl.com/combine/profiles/tavarres-king?id=2539235 King NFL Combine
  3. ^ http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=83360&draftyear=2013&genpos=WR
  4. ^ http://www.brandonsun.com/sports/football/denver-broncos-select-georgia-wide-receiver-tavarres-king-in-fifth-round-of-draft-205014691.html?thx=y[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Strickland, Bryan (August 31, 2014). "Panthers sign 10 to practice squad". Panthers.com. Retrieved 2014-09-02.
  6. ^ "Jaguars make several roster moves". Jacksonville Jaguars. September 16, 2014. Retrieved 2014-09-16.
  7. ^ White, R.J. "Jaguars waive Tavarres King, sign Peyton Thompson". CBS Sports. Retrieved 26 October 2014.
  8. ^ "Buccaneers worked out some big wide outs; Sign Tavarres King to P/S". yardbarker.com. October 28, 2014. Retrieved 2014-10-28.
  9. ^ "Bucs cut former starting guard Patrick Omameh". nbcsports.com. September 5, 2015. Retrieved 2015-09-11.
  10. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 30, 2015). "Giants add WR Tavarres King, QB G.J. Kinne to practice squad". Giants.com. Retrieved October 1, 2015.
  11. ^ Raanan, Jordan (January 4, 2016). "Giants sign 6 players to reserve/future contracts". NJ.com. Retrieved January 11, 2016.
  12. ^ Smolensky, Connor (January 8, 2017). "Tavarres King catches TD for Giants in playoffs". dawgnation.com. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  13. ^ Eisen, Michael (September 18, 2017). "LB Curtis Grant promoted from practice squad; WR Tavarres King waived". Giants.com.
  14. ^ Eisen, Michael (October 9, 2017). "Odell Beckham Jr. placed on IR; Giants announce roster moves". Giants.com.
  15. ^ Eisen, Michael (December 30, 2017). "Roster Moves: OT Hart Waived/Injured, WR King to IR, Three promoted from practice squad". Giants.com. Archived from the original on January 1, 2018.
  16. ^ "Vikings Sign Former Giants WR Tavarres King". Vikings.com. April 5, 2018.
  17. ^ "Vikings Announce Roster Moves, Set Initial 53-Man Roster". Vikings.com. September 1, 2018.

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