Iowa's King makes second-team AP all-American

Mark Emmert

Iowa cornerback Desmond King was named a second-team all-American by The Associated Press on Monday.

The senior was a first-team all-American last year, when he recorded eight interceptions and won the Jim Thorpe Award as the nation's best cornerback.

Opposing teams were wary of passing in King's direction this year, however, and he has only two interceptions heading into the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2. He returned one of them for a touchdown at Purdue.

King made 53 tackles and had seven pass breakups.

Iowa cornerback Desmond King tackles Northwestern receiver Flynn Nagel this season. King was named a second-team Associated Press all-American on Monday.

King also returned 25 punts for 245 yards and 25 kickoffs for 680 yards. He is a likely first-round NFL Draft pick.

No other Hawkeye was honored by the AP, which lists three teams.

King's college career will conclude when No. 25 Iowa (8-4) faces Florida in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla.

The complete list:

First Team


Quarterback: Lamar Jackson, sophomore, 6-foot-3, 205 pounds, Louisville.

Running backs: D'Onta Foreman, junior, 6-2, 249, Texas; Dalvin Cook, junior, 5-11, 213, Florida State.

Tackles: Cam Robinson, junior, 6-6, 310, Alabama; Ryan Ramczyk, junior, 6-6, 314, Wisconsin.

Guards: Cody O'Connell, junior, 6-8, 354, Washington State; Dan Feeney, senior, 6-4, 305, Indiana.

Center: Pat Elflein, senior, 6-3, 300, Ohio State.

Tight end: Evan Engram, senior, 6-3, 235, Mississippi.

Wide receivers: Dede Westbrook, senior, 6-0, 176, Oklahoma; Corey Davis, senior, 6-3, 213, Western Michigan.

All-purpose player: Curtis Samuel, junior, 5-11 197, Ohio State.

Kicker: Zane Gonzalez, senior, 6-1, 195, Arizona State.


Ends: Myles Garrett, junior, 6-5, 270, Texas A&M; Derek Barnett, junior, 6-3, 265, Tennessee.

Tackles: Jonathan Allen, junior, 6-3, 290, Alabama; Ed Oliver, freshman, 6-2, 290, Houston.

Linebackers: Reuben Foster, senior, 6-1, 228, Alabama; Zach Cunningham, junior, 6-2, 230, Vanderbilt; Jabrill Peppers, junior, 6-1, 205, Michigan.

Cornerbacks: Jourdan Lewis, senior, 5-11, 186, Michigan; Adoree' Jackson, junior, 5-11, 185, Southern California.

Safeties: Malik Hooker, sophomore, 6-2, 205, Ohio State; Minkah Fitzpatrick, sophomore, 6-1, 200, Alabama.

Punter: Mitch Wishnowsky, sophomore, 6-2, 220, Utah.

Second Team


Quarterback: Deshaun Watson, junior, Clemson.

Running backs: Donnel Pumphrey, senior, San Diego State; Christian McCaffrey, junior, Stanford.

Tackles: Connor Williams, sophomore, Texas; Orlando Brown, sophomore, Oklahoma.

Guards: Billy Price, junior, Ohio State; Will Hernandez, junior, UTEP.

Center: Tyler Orlovsky, senior, West Virginia.

Tight end: Jake Butt, senior, Michigan.

Wide receivers: Zay Jones, senior, East Carolina; John Ross, junior, Washington.

All-purpose player: Quadree Henderson, sophomore, Pitt.

Kicker: Daniel Carlson, junior, Auburn.


Ends: DeMarcus Walker, senior, Florida State; Harold Landry, junior, Boston College.

Tackles: Carlos Watkins, senior, Clemson; Montravius Adams, senior, Auburn.

Linebackers: Raekwon McMillan, junior, Ohio State; T.J. Watt, junior, Wisconsin; Tim Williams, senior, Alabama.

Cornerbacks: Rasul Douglas, senior, West Virginia; Desmond King, senior, Iowa.

Safeties: Budda Baker, junior, Washington; Jamal Adams, junior, LSU.

Punter: Cameron Johnston, senior, Ohio State.

Third Team


Quarterback: Baker Mayfield, junior, Oklahoma.

Running backs: Saquon Barkley, sophomore, Penn State; Aaron Jones, junior, UTEP.

Tackles: Mike McGlinchey, senior, Notre Dame; Forrest Lamp, senior, Western Kentucky.

Guards: Nico Siragusa, senior, San Diego State; Quenton Nelson, junior, Notre Dame.

Center: Ethan Pocic, senior, LSU.

Tight end: O.J. Howard, senior, Alabama.

Wide receivers: Amba Etta-Tawo, senior, Syracuse; Austin Carr, senior, Northwestern.

All-purpose player: Christian Kirk, sophomore, Texas A&M.

Kicker: Gary Wunderlich, junior, Mississippi.


Ends: Hunter Dimick, senior, Utah; Jordan Willis, senior, Kansas State.

Tackles: Christian Wilkins, sophomore, Clemson; Solomon Thomas, junior, Stanford.

Linebackers: Kendell Beckwith, senior, LSU; Jimmie Gilbert, senior, Colorado; Ben Boulware, senior, Clemson.

Cornerbacks: Teez Tabor, junior, Florida; Cordrea Tankersley, senior, Clemson.

Safeties: Nathan Gerry, senior, Nebraska; Weston Steelhammer, senior, Air Force.

Punter: Michael Dickson, sophomore, Texas.