Desmond King Named to AP First Team

After an incredible regular season, Desmond King has capped it off with an honor that not a lot of people can say they’ve received.  King was pegged a First Team All American by the Associated Press this afternoon.

What a year for Hawkeye Football.

An undefeated regular season, a birth in the Big Ten Championship game, and a birth in the Rose Bowl.  How can it get any more memorable than that?

Well, for Desmond King it gets a lot more memorable.  After winning the Jim Thorpe Award a few days ago, King is at it again.  On Sunday afternoon the Associated Press tabbed King a First Team All American.

King tied the school record for interceptions in a season this year with 8 and was a constant threat to any offense.  He’s Iowa’s second first teamer in the last two years.  Current Washington Redskin offensive lineman and former Hawkeye, Brandon Scherff, was named a first teamer last year.

With King leaning towards coming back to school next year, he’d without a doubt be a preseason first teamer in 2016.

As the individual accolades start to stack up I’m sure King would tell you he’s just focused on January 1st when Iowa meets Stanford in the grandaddy of them all, the Rose Bowl.

Along with King’s first team selection, Iowa senior center Austin Blythe was named to the third team.  Blythe will play his final game in Pasadena.

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