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Nigel King

Position Wide Receiver
Height 6'3''
Weight 210 lbs.
Class Junior
Hometown Raleigh, N.C.
High School Oak Ridge Academy

Career Honors: 2014: KU’s Offensive Player of the Week vs. West Virginia and TCU, ESPN Top 4 Plays of the Year honoree.

2014 (Jr.): Ended his lone season as a Jayhawk playing in all 12 games while starting eight… His circus catch against TCU landed him on ESPN’s top four college football plays of 2014… Ended the year as KU’s second leading receiver with 537 yards and a touchdown on 30 receptions… Notched two-straight games over 100 receiving yards, the first time a KU receiver had accomplished 100 or more yards in back-to-back games since 2009… Snagged one catch for 19 yards in his KU debut against SEMO… Recorded his first start at Kansas and had three catches for 17 yards against Central Michigan… Hauled in his then long reception of the season with a 26-yard catch against Texas… Caught four passes for 52 yards at West Virginia… Caught three passes for 50 yards against Oklahoma State… Had two catches for 51 yards and a special teams tackle at Texas Tech… Hauled in four passes for 68 yards at Baylor… Snagged five passes for 101 yards against Iowa State… Erased nearly all of his career-highs with five catches for a personal best 128 yards and his first touchdown as a Jayhawk of 78 yards against TCU… Hauled in one pass for 13 yards at Oklahoma… Was on the receiving end of one pass for 12 yards at K-State.

2014 (Jr.): Graduated from Maryland and transferred to Kansas… Has two years of eligibility left.
2013 (So. at Maryland): Appeared in 12 games… Led squad with four touchdown receptions… Recorded a career-high 76 yards on five catches against Clemson (10/26)… Caught five balls for 65 yards against Syracuse (11/9)… Caught six passes for 60 yards against Virginia Tech (11/16)… Nabbed two passes for 63 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown against NC State (11/30).
2012 (R-Fr. at Maryland): Saw action in all 12 games including three starts… Started and caught three passes for 15 yards and one touchdown against Boston College (10/27)… Started and set season highs with four receptions for 72 yards against North Carolina (11/24).
2011 (Fr. at Maryland): Did not practice with the team due to NCAA eligibility issue… Enrolled in classes in January.
High School: One of the top wide-receiving prospects in the nation… 49th-ranked receiver in the nation by Scouts, Inc…. 11th overall prospect in North Carolina according to Scout.com… Ranked No. 23 in SuperPrep’s North Carolina 40… Recorded 38 receptions for 732 yards and eight touchdowns during senior season… Transferred from Wakefield HS after his junior season… Member of Rivals 250 as a junior… Despite missing six games during junior season, he still managed to record 900 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns… Coached by Otis Yelverton.
Personal: Born in Raleigh, N.C…. Graduated with a bachelors degree in American studies… Pursuing masters degree in American studies… Son of Michele King and Christopher King… Has two youngers sisters, Greenleigh (11) and Cryslyn (10), and an older brother, Alton Ross (28).