Marquette King

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Marquette King
No. 7     Oakland Raiders
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-26) October 26, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Macon, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Macon (GA) Rutland
College: Fort Valley State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2013 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Punts84
Punt yards4,107
Average punt48.9
Stats at NFL.com
 
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Marquette King
No. 7     Oakland Raiders
Punter
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-10-26) October 26, 1988 (age 25)
Place of birth: Macon, Georgia
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)Weight: 192 lb (87 kg)
Career information
High school: Macon (GA) Rutland
College: Fort Valley State
Undrafted in 2012
Debuted in 2013 for the Oakland Raiders
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Punts84
Punt yards4,107
Average punt48.9
Stats at NFL.com

Marquette King (born October 26, 1988) is an American football punter for the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fort Valley State.[1] King is the only current African American punter in the NFL.

College career[edit]

King attended Fort Valley State University, and in his senior year was an All-First Team Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference member and the 2011 FVSU Wildcats Most Valuable Player. During the 2011 season King punted 80 yards against Bethune-Cookman University. During the 2011 season, King led the Conference in punting with a 43 yards per punt average, with 21 punts landing inside his opponents' 20-yard-line. Sixteen of his punts were for 50 yards or more.

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

After the 2012 NFL Draft, the Oakland Raiders signed King to a three-year deal to compete with or eventually replace veteran Shane Lechler. In training camp King took most of the punting snaps due to an earlier injury to Lechler. King impressed the coaches enough to be kept on the roster but was placed on injured reserve for the entire 2012 NFL season.

With Lechler signing a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans, King competed for the Oakland Raiders punting job during the 2013 preseason with experienced veteran Chris Kluwe. The regular season job was left to King after the Raiders cut Kluwe at the conclusion of the preseason.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Oakland Raiders: Marquette King". Oakland Raiders. Retrieved 10 January 2013. 

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