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Football - Mon, Oct. 14, 2013

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

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