2013 King switched from the defensive backfield to running back, providing the Commodores offense with much needed depth at the position.
2012 Contributed on special teams and as reserve defensive back... Saw action in nine games, registering a pair of solo tackles.
2011 King traveled with squad for much of the season, but did not play as a true freshman... Showed athleticism and talent as a defensive back during fall campaign.
High School Three-year starter for powerful school near Nashville... As senior, helped Eagles to 10-3 season and second straight Division II state semifinals... Three-year starter at DB; also started at RB as junior... Had 28 tackles, eight passes defensed and an INT as senior... As junior, rushed for 738 yards (9.7 avg.) and eight TDs as RB, and contributed 45 tackles as DB... Named Division II All-State... Selected to Tennessean's All-Midstate and Dream Team... Sprinter in track, helping team to state title as senior... PRs of 10.68 (100) and 49.9 (400).
Personal Derek King Jr... "DK"... Son of Elaine and Derek King Sr... Born November 23, 1992... Dad works at Bridgestone; mom as a case consultant for state of Tennessee... Has one younger brother, Julius... Dad played collegiately at Ole Miss.