October 14, 2013
MADISON, S.D. – Perry King of Dakota State (S.D.) was selected to the seventh edition of the North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) Football Players-of-the-Week, announced Monday. He was chosen to its Special Teams' Player-of-the-Week after DSU's 31-28 road victory at Jamestown (N.D.).
King, a six-foot-one-inch 205 lbs. linebacker, recorded a total of five kick-off returns for 123 yards to help the Trojans spoil Jimmies' homecoming game. He returned an average of 22.5 yards per kick-off return. King recorded the longest kick-off return of 42 yards.
According to the DakStats-NAIA statistical website as of Monday, King ranks second in the nation in total kick-off returns of 586 yards. He is 33rd in the nation in kick-off returns per attempt with an average of 23.4 yards.
The Trojans won their second consecutive NSAA conference road game on Oct. 12. DSU moved within one-half game behind the NSAA's leader Valley City State (N.D.) in the conference football standings. (Mayville State def. VCSU 14-9 on Oct. 12, but it was counted as a non-conference game where both teams will play as a conference game on Nov. 9).
DSU improved their overall record to 2-5 and 2-1 record in NSAA conference play.
Perry is the son of Perry King, Sr. and Beverly Pendleton of Valdosta, Ga. He is a senior Exercise Science major at Dakota State University.
The Trojans return home Saturday as they host Briar Cliff (Iowa) in a non-conference game. The annual 'Rushing for a Cure' game is slated for 1 p.m. at the Trojan Field. Seniors will be recognized prior to the game.
Nick Huntimer, Dakota State University Sports Information Director