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2008 Football Roster


Matt King

Class: r-Sr.
Position: PK
Height: 5-10
Weight: 198 pounds
Previous School: Valdosta
Hometown: Valdosta, GA

2008: Was the primary kickoff specialist for all 12 games ... Had 53 kickoffs for a 63.2-yard average and eight went for touchbacks ... Earned six winning grades from the coaches ... Handled kickoffs against Troy and had a 70.8-yard average ... Had a touchback and a 63.2-yard average on five kickoffs against Maryland ... Averaged 65.5 yards on two kickoffs at Arkansas State ... Recorded a 67.0-yard average on five kickoffs at Mississippi State ... Had a 66.5-yard average on four kickoffs at WKU and two were touchbacks ... Kicked off a season-high nine times against North Texas and had a 63.6-yard average ... Had a season-high three touchbacks in season finale at Louisiana and a 66.4-yard kickoff average.

2007: Played in 11 games and served as the primary field goal kicker and kickoff man for the first eight contests of the year ... Connected on 2 of 7 field goals and made 34 of 37 extra points en route to a 40-point season ... Averaged 62.5 yards on his team-best 48 kickoffs and had six touchbacks ... Named the Most Dependable Specialist following spring drills ... Made a 31-yard field goal in the Blue-White game and had two of his four kickoffs reach the endzone ... Handled kickoffs and field goals at FAU and connected on his only two PATs ... Made all six of his PAT attempts at Louisville but missed a 46-yard field goal try ... Made his first career field goal against WKU but missed two other attempts, including a potential game tying try from 34 yards out ... Hit a career long 39-yard field goal in win over FIU.

2006: Played in 10 games and took over the kickoff duties for good beginning with the North Texas contest ... Had eight total touchbacks on the season and his average kickoffs went to the 6.3 yard line ... Connected on both point after attempts in the Blue-White Spring Game ... Kicked off twice at Maryland and twice against Tennessee Tech ... Did not play at Oklahoma ... Handled all kickoffs against North Texas (one touchback) and Louisville ... Had six kickoffs at Louisiana-Monroe and three went for touchbacks ... Registered three touchbacks in seven attempts in win over Louisiana-Lafayette ... Did not have a touchback in six attempts against FAU or against ASU in seven attempts ... Had a touchback in four attempts against Troy.

2005: Sat out due to NCAA academic rules.

High School: Lettered four years in football and soccer at Valdosta High School ... Earned honorable mention all-state honors as a senior and also was tabbed all-region ... Was all-region in soccer.

Full Name: Matthew Taylor King ... Parents: Ray and Linda King ... Born: 1/29/86 ... Major: Concrete Industry Management.



2006 Game-by-Game Stats
2007 Game-by-Game Stats
2008 Game-by-Game Stats