Sihiem King - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 5


  • position Running Back
  • height 5-9
  • Weight 172
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Colquitt, Ga.
  • High school Colquitt County
  • Played in 40 career games
  • Totaled 1,554 all-purpose yards with 630 rushing yards, 160 receiving yards and 818 kick returns yards
  • Served as UK’s primary kickoff returner as a freshman and sophomore
2018 – Senior
  • Played in two games
  • Had six carries for 32 yards in the season opener vs. Central Michigan
  • Also had six carries for 26 yards vs. Murray State
2017 – Junior
  • Saw action in all 13 games
  • Rushed 79 times for 364 yards and two scores
  • Rushed 15 times for 69 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in the win over Vanderbilt
  • Ran for 64 yards on five carries vs. Florida … Also caught a pass for a career-high 24-yard gain
2016 – Sophomore
  • Played in all 13 games, serving as one of UK’s primary kickoff returners
  • Rushed 11 times for 81 yards and one score
  • Had a season-high six rushes for 75 yards and a TD at Tennessee
  • Returned 10 kicks for 213 yards (21.3)
  • Six of his kickoff returns came in the win at Louisville as he totaled 118 yards
  • Caught two passes for 14 yards at Alabama
2015 – Freshman
  • Played in all 12 games as a true freshman, serving as UK’s primary kickoff returner
  • Returned 23 kicks for 498 yards, a 21.7-yard average, including a 48 yard return
  • Rushed 11 times for 127 yards, including a 62-yard touchdown run
  • Caught four passes out of the backfield
  • In UK’s win over Charlotte, had a 62-yard TD rush as part of a five-carry, 91-yard game
High School
  • Swift running back was the Georgia Offensive Player of the Year as selected by the Georgia Sports Writers Association
  • A three-star prospect by Rivals and ESPN
  • Impressive senior stats featured 279 rushes for 2,090 yards in 15 games, scoring 37 TDs and totaling 11 100-yard rushing performances
  • Averaged 139.3 yards per game while leading Colquitt HS to a 15-0 record and the Class AAAAAA state championship
  • Rushed for 1,439 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior
  • Three-year career stats feature 601 carries for 3,781 yards and 55 TDs
  • Has an ability to be a threat in the passing game, totaling 94 catches for 796 yards and four TDs
  • Played on defense as a freshman
  • Coached by Rush Propst
  • Three-year letterman in basketball and track
  • Chose Kentucky over West Virginia, Wake Forest, Washington State and Middle Tennessee
  • Name pronounced “sah-HEEM”
  • His nickname is “Sifi”
  • Born in Moultrie, Ga.
  • Son of Ann King and Ronald Bell
  • Brother, B.J. Howard, played football at North Carolina Tech, while brother, Tevin King, played at Louisiana Tech
  • Major is community and leadership development
Community Cats
  • Stayed after practice to spend time with the Special Olympics (2015)
Sihiem Says
  • His nickname is “Sifi”
  • He chose Kentucky because he wanted to be part of changing the program
  • He chose No. 22 because it’s a family tradition as both brothers also wore No. 22
  • Other than playing in the NFL, his dream job is to be a college coach
  • Most people don’t know that he writes left-handed
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