| Alex King
Forsyth Country Day/Exeter
|Height / Weight:|
6-2 / 205
Played in 37 career games (13 at Texas/24 at Duke) ... three-year starting punter ... a two-time all-conference choice ... a 2012 first team All-Big 12 selection by the Dallas Morning News and Austin American-Statesman ... posted the fourth-best single-season punting average in Texas history during 2012 (45.3) ... played in the 2013 Texas vs. the Nation All-Star game ... averaged 42.8 yards on six punts (long of 53) for the Texas squad ... graduated and transferred from Duke in the summer of 2012 where he was an All-ACC performer (second team in 2011) ... punted 111 times for 4,593 yards and a 41.38 yards per kick average with the Blue Devils ... ranks fourth on Duke's all-time chart for career punting average ... also holds the ninth-highest single-season average in school history (42.08 in 2011) ... at Duke, dropped 40 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line versus just 10 touchbacks ... two-time nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy which honors the nation's most outstanding player who began his career as a walk-on.
Served as the No. 1 punter ... appeared in all 13 games ... a first team All-Big 12 choice by the Dallas Morning News and Austin American-Statesman ... a second team all-league selection by the Associated Press and San Antonio Express-News ... an honorable mention all-conference pick by the coaches ... averaging 45.3 yards per punt which ranked second in the Big 12 and would have ranked ninth in the nation with enough attempts (minimum 3.6 per game to qualify) ... his average ranked No. 4 on the Texas all-time single-season list ... had 11 punts over 50 yards and 16 of his 43 (37.2 percent) landed inside the opponents' 20-yard line ... helped UT rank tied for second in the nation with fewest touchbacks (1) ... Texas also ranked No. 4 in the FBS in net punting (40.8) ... nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy ... shared the Frank Denius Special Teams MVP Award with D.J. Monroe ... saw his first career action with the team against Wyoming ... averaged a career-best 53.3 yards on three punts vs. Wyoming ... selected as the College Football Performance Awards National Punter of the Week ... averaged 37.8 yards on four punts vs. Oklahoma State, but three dropped inside the Cowboys' 20 ... had a 47-yard punt vs. West Virginia, his lone attempt of the game ... averaged 49.6 yards on eight punts vs. Oklahoma, including a career-long 65-yarder, earning him CFPA honorable mention punter of the week ... averaged 41.8 yards on four punts against Baylor, including three that landed inside the 20-yard line ... averaged 42.6 on five punts vs. Kansas, including three that dropped inside the 20-yard line (two inside the 5) ... averaged 45.8 on four punts against Texas Tech, including one that landed inside the 20-yard line ... averaged 41.0 on two punts vs. Iowa State, including one that landed inside the 20-yard line and one that was a touchback, his first of the season ... averaged 46.0 on two punts against TCU ... averaged 43.3 on three punts vs. Kansas State, including one that landed inside the 20-yard line ... averaged 45.4 yards on five punts, including one that landed inside the 20-yard line, in the Alamo Bowl against Oregon State ... also had an incomplete pass on a fake punt attempt.
Appeared in all 12 games ... second-team All-ACC selection ... co-recipient of the Bill Keziah Award as Duke's top special teams performer ... nominee for the Burlsworth Trophy ... punted 50 times for 2,104 yards and a 42.08 yards per boot average ... ranked third in the ACC in punting ... average ranks ninth on the school's single-season chart ... had 17 kicks downed inside the opponent 20-yard line against just four touchbacks ... averaged a season-high 53.2 yards per punt on five kicks against Florida State ... had seven total punts covering 50-plus yards including four versus Florida State ... season-long punt of 60 yards also came against the Seminoles ... logged a season-high three punts downed inside the opponents' 20-yard line versus both Richmond and Virginia Tech ... completed lone pass attempt of the year for 21 yards against Stanford ... also handled Duke's holding chores on PAT/FG ... on the field for 107 snaps.
Appeared in 11 games ... missed the season-opener against Elon ... started the final 10 games of the year ... punted 55 times for 2,262 yards and a 41.13 yards per boot average ... ranked seventh in the ACC in punting ... had 21 punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against just six touchbacks ... averaged a season-high 48.8 yards per punt at Wake Forest on four kicks ... season-long punt of 64 yards came versus Alabama ... had five kicks downed inside the 20-yard line at Virginia Tech ... rushed 16 yards for a first down at Georgia Tech ... threw an incomplete pass versus Alabama ... on the field for 58 snaps.
RESHIRT FRESHMAN (2009)
Played in one game ... punted six times for 227 yards (37.8) against Georgia Tech with two kicks downed inside the 20 yard line.
Redshirted in 2008.
Attended Phillips Exeter Academy and played for Bill Glennon for one post-graduate year ... lettered four years under Rusty LaRue at Forsyth Country Day ... All-New England Class A first-team selection as a quarterback and punter ... led Phillips Exeter to a 5-3 record with 14 TD passes and four rushing TDs in his postgraduate season ... all-state selection as a senior in high school after throwing for 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead Forsyth Country Day to a conference championship ... played in the NCISAA Oasis Shrine Bowl ... four-time all-conference selection ... threw for 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in his final two years of high school ... also played basketball, starting three years at guard.
Began playing football at age 12 ... father, Michael, played QB at Hampton-Sydney in Virginia ... uncle, John Mack, played football at Duke and uncle, Geoff King, punted at North Carolina ... brother, Michael (2003), and sister, Katie (2000), both graduated from Duke University ... graduated from Duke with a degree in history ... enjoys golf, fishing, playing guitar, and listening to live music.
THE KING FILE
Nickname: Kinger, Kingfish, AK
My dream as a college football player is to: Win a championship and the Ray Guy Award
During pregame, I like to: Walk on the field and soak in the experience
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
I can't believe I watch: Archer
Favorite movie: Good Will Hunting, Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Favorite sports movie: Bull Durham
Favorite actor and actress: Paul Rudd, Penelope Cruz
Sports hero: Chris Paul
Favorite superhero: Iron Man
Favorite cartoon character: Peter Griffin
Favorite musical artist: Phish, Johnny Cash, Avicii
Favorite song: Colder Weather, Zac Brown Band
Favorite video game: Tiger Woods
Favorite vehicle: Range Rover
Nobody knows how much I like to: Cook
I came to Texas because: The coaches, facilities, fans and strong tradition
# at Duke
Most punts: 9 vs. Virginia Tech (So. at Duke)
Punting Average (min 3 attempts): 53.3 (on three punts) vs. Wyoming (Sr.)
Longest punt: 65 vs. Oklahoma (Sr.)