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Kalen King



Experience: R

Height: 5-11

Weight: 191 lbs

College: Penn State



2023 Junior Season: Awards: Postseason: Was voted by the coaches and media as an All-Big Ten second team honoree. Preseason: Earned first-team preseason All-American honors from the Associated Press, Sporting News and PFF...Named to the Bednarik Award, Bronko Nagurski Trophy, Jim Thorpe Award and Lott IMPACT Trophy watch lists. Season: Started all 12 games...Made 29 tackles (20 solo) to go along with 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass breakups...Named the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Game (West Virginia, 9/2). West Virginia (9/2): Posted four tackles. at Illinois (9/16): Made four tackles (3 solo) to go along with a pass breakup. Iowa (9/23): Assisted on one tackle. at Northwestern (9/30): Posted two solo stops. at Ohio State (10/21): Made six tackles (5 solo) to go along with a career-high 1.5 tackles for loss. Indiana (10/28): Made three solo tackles...Added a pass breakup. at Maryland (11/4): Made five tackles (4 solo). Michigan (11/11): Posted two tackles. Rutgers (11/18): Made a solo tackle. at Michigan State (11/24): Assisted on a tackle.

2022 Sophomore Season: Awards: Named second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation...Selected thirdteam All-America by Pro Football Focus and honorable mention All-America by Phil Steele...Garnered third-team All-Big Ten honors by the coaches and media...Named to the Pro Football Focus All-Big Ten first team, AP All-Big Ten second team and Phil Steele All-Big Ten second team...Earned the team's Keystone Award along with Abdul Carter and Juice Scruggs. Season: Appeared in all 13 games, starting nine at cornerback...Made 30 tackles (23 solo), three tackles for loss, 18 pass breakups, three interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery...Named the coaching staff's Defensive Player of the Game twice (Central Michigan, 9/24; Michigan State, 11/26). Rankings: Led the Big Ten in passes defended (21; 3rd nationally) and pass breakups (18; 3rd)... Finished tied for eighth in the conference in interceptions (3). at Purdue (9/1): Recorded a pass breakup to go along with a solo tackle. Ohio (9/10): Assisted on a tackle. at Auburn (9/17): Made two solo stops and broke up a pass. Central Michigan (9/24): Forced and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter...The fumble was his first career recovery...Registered four pass breakups. Northwestern (10/1): Tallied three pass breakups...Added two solo tackles and a quarterback hurry. at Michigan (10/15): Picked up three solo tackles, including a tackle for loss. Minnesota (10/22): Recorded three total tackles...Added one pass breakup. Ohio State (10/29): Totaled four tackles (2 solo), including a tackle for loss...Added a pass breakup. at Indiana (11/5): Snagged his first career interception in the third quarter. Maryland (11/12): Broke up two passes to go along with two tackles. at Rutgers (11/19): Made a solo stop. Michigan State (11/26): Set a career high with five pass breakups...Posted four solo tackles...Recorded an interception in the fourth quarter. vs. Utah (1/2): Intercepted his third pass of the season in the first quarter...Made three tackles (2 solo).

2021 True Freshman Season: Appeared in 13 games, making one start...Tallied 23 tackles (15 solo), one tackle for loss, five pass breakups and a forced fumble. Ball State (9/11): Recorded three solo tackles and forced his first career fumble. Auburn (9/18): Tallied two tackles. Villanova (9/25): Posted a solo stop. Indiana (10/2): Assisted on a tackle. Illinois (10/23): Made one tackle. Michigan (11/13): Recorded three tackles (2 solo) and a pass breakup. Rutgers (11/20): Recorded a career-high two pass breakups. at Michigan State (11/27): Posted five tackles (4 solo), including a tackle for loss...Added a pass breakup. vs. Arkansas (1/1): Made a careerhigh seven tackles (4 solo) and broke up a pass.

High School: Four-year letterman at Cass Technical High School for head coach Thomas Wilcher...Two-time team captain...Two-time all-state, all-region, all-city and Detroit Public School League All-Conference selection...Had three interceptions, five pass breakups and 13 tackles as a senior in a shortened season... Also scored eight touchdowns on offense...As a junior, tallied one interception, four pass breakups and 25 tackles...Additionally had 13 touchdowns...Helped lead the Technicians to an 11-2 mark during sophomore season...Forced two fumbles, had one interception and added seven pass breakups that year...Was part of an 11-3 squad that was district and regional champs as a freshman, tallying three breakups...Rated as the No. 16 cornerback and No. 8 prospect in Michigan by 247Sports...Ranked as the No. 44 cornerback, No. 69 prospect in the region and No. 13 prospect in Michigan by ESPN...Tabbed as the No. 134 prospect nationally, No. 10 prospect at his position and No. 6 in the state by Rivals...Also played basketball and ran track at Cass Tech.

Personal: Full name is Kalen Daron King...Son of TaDarrell and Felicia King...Twin brother, Kobe, is also a member of the Penn State football team...Likes to listen to music...Majoring in recreation, park and tourism management.