Marcus King
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Marcus King

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bloomington, Ill.

High School:
Normal Community

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 215

Position:
WR

Experience:
3L

Marcus King

Career Statistics
Year
G-GS
Rec
Yards
Avg
TD
Long
2008
10-1
7
67
9.6
0
19
2009
11-4
9
72
8.0
0
18
2010
9-0
3
67
22.3
2
45
Total
30-5
19
206
10.8
2
45

Career Single Game Highs
Receptions: 4 at Illinois, 9-12-09
Receiving Yards: 45 at Western Illinois, 10-30-10
Touchdowns: 1, twice
Long: 45 at Western Illinois, 10-30-10

Biography and Career Highlights

2010: Played in nine games at wide receiver and was also a key contributor on special teams ... recorded eight tackles on the kickoff coverage team, the third most on the squad ... also blocked a pair of punts on the season, both of which were returned for touchdowns ... blocked first punt of the season against Southern Illinois, which was returned 28 yards for a touchdown by Mike Hiestand ... named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week after blocking second punt of the season, which was returned two yards for a touchdown by prep teammate Jake Detmers against Youngstown State ... two of three catches on the season went for touchdowns ... caught a career-long 45 yard TD pass at No. 24 Western Illinois ... hauled in a 13-yard TD in the conference finale against Youngstown State.

2009: Played in all 11 games, with four starting assignments ... caught nine passes for 72 yards on the season ... opened the season with three catches for 17 yards at Eastern Illinois ... followed that up with a career-high four catches for 38 yards, including a season-long grab of 18 yards, at Illinois ... also caught a pass against Austin Peay and at North Dakota State... recorded eight tackles on special teams as well ... 2009 Herschel O. Brock Endowed Scholarship recipient ... named the offensive "pit bull" following 2009 spring practice.

2008: Played in 10 games with one start (at South Dakota State) ... notched a career-high three receptions for 22 yards versus Youngstown State.

2007: Redshirted.

Normal Community HS: Rated as a two-star recruit by Rivals.com ... caught 43 passes for 600 yards and six touchdowns as a senior ... as a team captain, helped lead the Ironmen to an Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Class 6A State Championship in his final season ... first-team all-area and All-Big 12 Conference selection ... as a junior, caught 22 passes for 200 yards and scored one touchdown ... helped his team to a second-place finish in the IHSA Class 6A State Championship game ... coached by Hud Venerable ... also played basketball for three years.

Data: Born August 19, 1989, in Woodridge, Ill. ... son of Irving and Wanda King ... has an older brother ... high school teammate of Billy Dickson, Austin Davis, Jake Detmers and former Redbird Michael Cross ... major: exercise science.

Honors and Awards
Missouri Valley Football Conference Special Teams Player of the Week (Nov. 6, 2010)




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30
Career Games Played

2
Career Touchdown Receptions

2
Blocked Kicks in 2010
(Both were returned for TDs)