Hawkeye Desmond King Consensus All-American

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IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Desmond King was an integral part of Iowa's school-record season this year and he continues to be rewarded.

King is officially a consensus All-American, as he's been given first team status by each of the five recognized outlets. They include the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Associated Press, Sporting News, Football Writers of America and American Football Coaches Association.

He was also named a first team All-American by USA Today, Sports Illustrated, Pro Football Focus and ESPN.

The defensive back is the 23rd consensus All-American in Hawkeye football history.

A number of accolades have come King's way this season. He won the Jim Thorpe Award, which is given to top defensive back in the nation, as well as the Tatum-Woodson Big Ten Conference Defensive Back of the Year Award.

King was also one of five finalists for the Walter Camp Player of the Year Award, with him being the only defensive player among them.

The junior has recorded 67 tackles and 12 pass break-ups this year, along with eight interceptions, which ties a school record.


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