DRAFT PROSPECT 09
K - King, Matt MTSU
Hometown: Valdosta, Ga
High School: Valdosta High School
Height / Weight: 5’11’’ 195
Position: PK, Kickoff specialist
College: Middle Tennessee State University
Conference: Sun Belt
Paul Assad, Pro College Football Player Development and Scouting comments: Did a fantastic job kicking (wind aided kicked it out of the back of the endzone). Kicked some good and some mis-fires into a stiff cross wind. Seems like he has the ability to develop into a good kicker. Still refining technique and gaining experience. Will need to develop more fundamental consistency and focus to be able to compete but could have all the tools. Player to watch and camp prospect.
2008: Was the primary kickoff specialist for all 12 games ... Had 53 kickoffs for a 64.2-yard average and nine went for touchbacks ... Earned six winning grades from the coaches ... Handled kickoffs against Troy and had a 70.8-yard average ... Had a two touchbacks and a 64.2-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 and two touchbacks all five went in the endzone ... Had a 66.5-yard average on four kickoffs at WKU and two were touchbacks all hit the endzone ... Kicked off a season-high nine times against North Texas and had a 64.6-yard average ... Had a season-high four touchbacks in season finale at Louisiana and a 68.4-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 3 of 7 field goals but had two blocked and made 35 of 37 but had one blocked extra points en route to a 40-point season ... Averaged 64.5 yards on his team-best 48 kickoffs and had seven 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..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 nine total touchbacks on the season and his average kickoffs went to the 5.3 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 (two 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 ... Had 3 touchbacks in six attempts against FAU and 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.