Alex King - Football - University of Kentucky Athletics 58


  • position Linebacker
  • height 6-3
  • Weight 236
  • class Redshirt Freshman
  • Hometown Mason, Ohio
  • High school William Mason

High School

  • Known as one of the most explosive pass rushers off the edge in the Midwest
  • A three-star prospect by all four major recruiting services
  • ranks King as the No. 19 prospect from Ohio, while ranks him as the No. 2 defensive end from Ohio
  • Second in tackles with 40, including six sacks
  • Also had one forced fumble and one fumble recovery
  • Ranked third overall in sacks in the Greater Miami Conference which earned him a first-team All-Southwest Ohio and first-team All-GMC selection, his third-straight All-GMC first-team honor
  • Scout’s scouting report says, “(King) is a great athlete who runs well and chases down quarterbacks and ball carriers with his speed. Gets off the ball well, has the agility to change direction and in with finesse as a pass rusher. Can still get stronger and improve his general pass rush technique, but athletically, he has the goods”
  • Head coach was Brian Castner
  • Helped lead Mason to a 7-5 overall record and the second round of the Division 1 playoffs in 2016
  • Nominee for the 2017 U.S. Army All-American Bowl
  • Also a talented basketball player and shot-putter on the track team
  • Picked Kentucky after considering Michigan, Michigan State, Tennessee and Wisconsin


  • Born in Atlanta, Ga.
  • Son of Andrea and Aaron King
  • Mom, Andrea, ran track at Bowling Green
  • Major is undecided

Alex  Says

  • He chose Kentucky because it was close to home and because of the coaches love of defense
  • One word to decribe him on the field is “monster”
  • His sports hero is Von Miller because he plays so hard
  • Most people don’t know he started playing football after he saw pictures of his mom on a youth league football team when she was young
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