College football practices can be pretty intense and sometimes there are big hits, without intention to injure, that get teammates amped up. Iowa cornerback Desmond King did exactly that during the team’s practice on Wednesday.
During this morning’s practice, the team was running team drills and running back Derrick Mitchell Jr. decided he wanted to run around the edge. He found out why that was a bad idea when the 2015 Jim Thorpe Award winner lowered his shoulder and leveled the redshirt junior.
I think it is safe to say that King is ready for the season to begin in just a few weeks. He is going to be one of the team’s best players after having a terrific 2015 season, which many thought would take him to the NFL.
King led the Big Ten with eight interceptions, one of which he returned for a touchdown, and interception return yardage. He was also one of the team’s best tacklers with 72 on the season as well as showing his worth in the return game with over 900 total yards returning kicks and punts.
King leads the Hawkeyes into battle on Sept. 3 against Miami (OH).