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Week 8: The Penn State corner had a rough day against Marvin Harrison Jr. and Ohio State, allowing seven catches for 102 yards as the Nittany Lions lost their first game of the season, 20-12. He was also flagged twice. He was in on six tackles. — JH
Week 7: King had a quiet day in his 31 snaps as Penn State laid a massive W on UMass, 63-0. The corner did not record a tackle and, in coverage (16 snaps), he was targeted just once and did not allow a catch. — JH
Week 6: DNP — Penn State had its bye.
Week 5: A rough day for King in Penn State's 41-13 win over Northwestern. The corner missed three tackles and allowed four completions for 43 yards, having been targeted five times. Through five games, King has recorded one pass break-up and no interceptions. — JH
Week 4: Not a lot of action came King's way in his 20 snaps; he was credited with one tackle but was not targeted in coverage. Penn State blasted Iowa, 31-0, in large part to its suffocating D, and King played a role in limiting Iowa's passing attack to a paltry 56 yards. — JH
Week 3: King had four tackles, one assisted tackle, and one missed tackle. He was targeted five times and gave up two passes for 33 yards, the longest 26 yards. He did not allow a TD pass, nor was he called for pass interference. — JH
Week 2: Limited to 17 total snaps in Penn State's 63-7 demolition of the Delaware, King was targeted three times, allowing one reception for six yards. He did not record a tackle, assist or pass break-up on the afternoon. — JH
Week 1: The Nittany Lions cornerback played 58 snaps, including a team-high 30 snaps on pass plays. King was targeted five times in coverage, allowing two catches for a total of 11 yards. He also notched three tackles as Penn State clobbered visiting West Virginia, 38-15. — JH
Week 0: DNP
HISTORY — from college profile
2022 (soph): Named second-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation...Selected third-team 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…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)...Led the Big Ten in passes defensed (21), which was third nationally, and was also third nationally in pass breakups (18)...Finished tied for eighth in the conference in interceptions (3)...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. 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 fr): 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 career-high 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.
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...Planning to major in public relations...Wants to become a sports analyst.
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