Nick King
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    Nick King

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    East St. Louis, Ill.

    High School:
    East St. Louis

    Height / Weight:
    5-9 / 173

    Position:
    CB

    Experience:
    5th


    10/24/2011

    Dale Lennon Football press conference transcript

    Salukis host Illinois State on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in a Maroon Out game.


    2011 (Senior): Played in all 11 games, starting the final two games of the year...Recorded 21 tackles, 17 of which were solos...Recovered one fumble...Recorded one pass breakup...Blocked a kick...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    2010 (Junior): Started in the first five games at cornerback, but missed the last six games after suffering a season-ending knee injury...Had 13 tackles and one pass breakup...Recorded a career-high six tackles (all solo efforts) at No. 19 Illinois State, Oct. 2, before going down with the knee injury in the fourth quarter...Named the teams Defensive Player of the Game for leading the Salukis to a 38-17 win over the Redbirds...Named to the MVFC Academic Honor Roll.

    2009 (Sophomore): Played in four games and made three tackles.

    2008 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in seven games and made four tackles.

    2007 (Freshman): Redshirted.

    High School: First-team all-conference and all-area pick at East St. Louis High School...Helped lead his team to a 9-0 record as a senior.

    Personal: Born June 5, 1989 in Belleville, Ill...Son of Marvin and Rosalind King...Father is retired, mother is a substitute teacher...Has four brothers and five sisters...Majoring in information systems technology.

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