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Name: DEriq King (Transfer from Houston)
College: Miami (FL)     Number: 1
Height: 5-09   Weight: 202
Position: QB  Pos2: WR/RB/ATH
Class/Draft Year: rSr/2021

40 Low: 4.42
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  40 High: 4.62
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 Data Scout Notes: 2020: PMaxwell/POBrien...Transfer from Houston...2019: PWCamp/PMaxwell/POBrien...Announced grad transfer from Houston to Miami on Jan 20 '20. Wore #4 in '19. 58-110-663-6-2-52.7 pass, 55-312-5.7-6 rush in 4 gms, sat out rest of season to redshirt in '19. 2nd team All-AAC w/218-343-2981-36-6-63.6 pass, 111-674-6.1-14 rush at QB in 11 sts, missed rest of season due to knee injury in '18. 90-139-1260-7-2-65.0 pass, 72-379-5.3-8 rush, 29-264-9.1-2 rec, 1-6-6.0-0 KR in 4 sts, 10 gms, missed 2 gms due to injury in '17. 2-3-20-1-0-67.0 pass, 15-56-3.7-0 rush, 29-228-7.9-1 rec, 6-29-4.8-0 PR, 10-254-25.4-1 KR in at QB/WR 4 sts, 10 gms in '16.

 DEriq King, Miami (FL), Player News

  10/17/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  D'Eriq King threw four touchdown passes and No. 13 Miami beat Pittsburgh 31-19 on Saturday. Will Mallory caught two of King's scoring passes as the Hurricanes (4-1, 3-1 Atlantic Coast Conference) bounced back from a 42-17 loss at top-ranked Clemson last week. The Panthers (3-3, 2-3) lost their third straight and were without senior quarterback Kenny Pickett, who suffered an ankle injury against Boston College last week. Pickett leads the nation with 1,389 passing yards but didn't travel with the team to South Florida. Redshirt freshman Joey Yellen replaced Pickett, completing 22 of 46 passes for 277 yards and a touchdown.

Alex Kessman kicked four field goals for the Panthers and became Pitt's all-time leader with 57. Kessman surpassed Chris Blewitt, who had 55 field goals from 2013-16. Pitt rallied from a 21-6 deficit with 10 unanswered points on Kessman's record-setting third field goal and Yellen's 1-yard touchdown pass to Daniel Moraga early in the third quarter. Marcus Williams' 38-yard interception return to the Miami 1 set up Moraga's score. But Miami regained its double-digit advantage on King's 45-yard touchdown pass to Mallory. - Miami/AP College Football


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  10/17/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Against Clemson, UM's D'Eriq King completed just 2 of 9 passes that were thrown at least 20 yards, with two interceptions. He's now 7 of 29 on those 20-plus-yard passes this season, and that must change significantly for NFL teams to have any interest in him as a quarterback. At this point, King might go undrafted, but it's unclear if he would consider returning for another season at UM - which is permitted because of the NCAA's COVID-19 rules. It's also unclear if he would consider switching positions as a pro, something broached by Senior Bowl executive director Jim Nagy. - Miami Herald

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  10/10/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Clemson is once again led by a player who has been described as a generational talent in Trevor Lawrence, while the Tigers defense will have to deal with a dual-threat star in Miami's D'Eriq King. King, who is passing for 245 yards per game and rushing for 52 yards per game, has generated some Heisman buzz with his outstanding play over the first three weeks of the season. King currently has the third-best Heisman odds at 6-1, behind only Lawrence and Florida's Kyle Trask. Swinney believes it's easy to see why King is receiving so much attention nationally. "It's always a challenge to stop gifted, athletic quarterbacks," Swinney said. "When (King) takes off he's a running back, and that's the mindset he has. You better have your big boy pads on. He wants to throw it first. He's a very good thrower. He can throw the ball on the run. He can push the ball down the field. There's really nothing he can't do."

While there are some similarities between King and Jackson, there are also some differences. For one, King has accounted for seven touchdowns through three games. Jackson had 51 in 13 games in 2016, for an average of nearly four per game. "(King's) fast, but he's not Lamar Jackson fast. Lamar Jackson was probably the fastest guy on the field, either team," Swinney said. "But (King's) a very dangerous player. But they're different in some regards. But the similarities are they've got good people around them. They're well-coached, good schemes. And they challenge you because they can beat you with their mind, they can beat you with their arms, they can beat you with their legs. That's a three-phase quarterback." - The State


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  10/05/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  The Miami Hurricanes didn't even have to play this past weekend to rise in the polls. Miami rose one spot to No. 7 in the AP Top 25 Poll and Amway Coaches Poll to make that top-10 matchup Saturday at the No. 1 Clemson Tigers (7:30 p.m., ABC) even juicier. This will be the highest ranked Hurricanes team (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) to face a No. 1 opponent since the Canes faced none other than Clemson (3-0, 2-0) on Dec. 2, 2017 in the ACC Championship Game. The Tigers squashed the then-No 7 Canes 38-3 in that game. Late Saturday, ESPN's popular College GameDay announced it will be on site for the UM-Clemson game. It is the second consecutive game for Miami at which College GameDay has set up shop. GameDay came to Hard Rock Stadium on Sept. 26 for Miami's 52-10 victory over Florida State. This season, the Canes have victories over Alabama-Birmingham (3-1), then-No. 18 Louisville (1-2, 0-2) and FSU (1-2, 0-2). - Miami Herald

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  09/30/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Because of D'Eriq King's size (5-9), scouts want to see exceptional accuracy from UM's quarterback. Without that, he will remain a fringe NFL prospect, according to two scouts. And that's why it would be helpful if King improves his deep passing game. He made a terrific throw to Dee Wiggins for a touchdown Saturday, but for the season, he's just 5 for 20 on passes thrown at least 20 yards in the air, with two touchdowns. But here's the good news, which NFL people should not overlook: No quarterback in FBS has thrown as many passes (94) without an interception … Overall, King is 22nd in the country in passing efficiency...His 66.7 percent completion percentage (63 for 94) is 20th in the country and better than his 63.5 in his great year for Houston in 2018 and enormously better than his 52.7 in four games last season. - Miami Herald

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  09/28/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  SEPT 28 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: D'Eriq King, Miami, Sr., QB, Manvel, Texas,...Earned ACC Quarterback of the Week honors for the second consecutive week after a standout performance in his first ever Miami-Florida State rivalry game...Completed 29 passes in Saturday night's 52-10 win over the Seminoles, just one shy of the career high he set while playing at Houston in 2018...King finished with 267 passing yards for two touchdowns versus FSU while rushing for a game-high 65 yards...Through three starts this season, he has completed 67 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and zero interceptions. - Atlantic Coast Conference Football

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  09/26/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  D'Eriq King threw for 267 yards and two touchdowns in three quarters and No. 12 Miami beat Florida State 52-10 on Saturday night. Cam'Ron Harris and Don Chaney scored twice and Brevin Jordan and Dee Wiggins each caught touchdown passes for Miami (3-0, 2-0 Atlantic Coast Conference). Miami scored touchdowns on its five possessions and built a 35-point lead at halftime. The margin of victory was the largest for Miami in the series since a 47-0 rout in 1976, the first season of Bobby Bowden's 34-year coaching career at Florida State. The Seminoles (0-2, 0-2) were without head coach Mike Norvell, who tested positive for coronavirus and remained in Tallahassee under quarantine. Assistant Chris Thomsen served as head coach. King capped the Hurricanes' game-opening drive with a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jordan. - AP College Football

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  09/21/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  SEPT 21 ACC QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK: D'Eriq King, Miami, Sr., QB, Manvel, Texas,...Though his FBS record streak with at least one rushing and passing touchdown came to an end at 16 games, King delivered another dominant showing to help Miami secure a road win over a top-25 opponent...Threw for three touchdowns, including a 75-yard connection with freshman running back Jaylan Knighton, to help the No. 17 Hurricanes' offense explode in a 47-34 win at No. 18 Louisville. - ACC Football

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  09/19/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  D'Eriq King threw three touchdown passes and No. 17 Miami used big plays to beat No. 18 Louisville 47-34 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. King threw a 75-yarder touchdown pass to Jaylon Knighton in the third quarter, a series after Cam'ron Harris ran 75 yards for a score. Miami (2-0) led 20-6 at halftime before Louisville (1-1) scored twice in a wild third to get within seven. The Hurricanes answered both TDs on their next snap against an out-of-place defense, with Knighton wide open for his catch that made it 34-20. Knighton also had a 3-yard TD run in the first half after King threw a 17-yard scoring pass to Will Mallory.

King also hit Brevin Jordan with a 47-yard TD pass in the fourth to finish with 325 yards on 18-of-30 passing. Jose Borregales added four field goals, including first-half kicks of 48 and 57 yards, with the latter breaking the Cardinal Stadium record for an opponent by 6 yards and the overall mark by 5. Louisville's Micale Cunningham passed for 307 yards and three TDs, two to Tutu Atwell, and Javian Hawkins had a 19-yard TD run and finished with 164 yards on 27 carries. But the Cardinals couldn't stop Miami for much of the game and lost their second in a row to the 'Canes despite outgaining them 516-485. The game was played before a sellout crowd of 12,120. - Miami/AP College Football


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  09/14/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Miami's D'Eriq King extended his FBS record streak of at least one rushing touchdown and one passing TD to 16 games. The fifth-year senior passed for 141 yards and a touchdown and ran for a team-leading 83 and a score in a 31-14 win over UAB, his first start since transferring from Houston. - AP College Football

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  09/10/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  PLAYERS TO WATCH: Miami returns 11 starters and 39 letterwinners from a 2019 team that finished 6-7 in head coach Manny Diaz's first year at the helm in Coral Gables. On July 27, Diaz named redshirt senior D'Eriq King Miami's starting quarterback for the season. King, who announced his decision to transfer to Miami in January 2020, spent the first four seasons of his career at Houston, where he compiled 82 total touchdowns, 4,925 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards despite starting just 22 games. He was a 2018 Maxwell Award semifinalist honoring the sport's most outstanding offensive player. - Miami Football

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  09/05/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  King has heard it for years: He's "too small" to play quarterback in the NFL. He told the Herald he stands just under 5-10 - "The last time I got measured I was 5-9 7/8 during summer workouts," he said. "But if you produce on the field then nothing else should matter. "I've been playing with 6-5, 6-6 linemen since high school. I've never had an issue seeing on the field. My daddy always told me, 'If you're 5-9, 5-10, you've got to do things 10 times better than a guy who is 6-3, 6-4, to even get the same shot.' "I've never seen a lineman 6-6, 6-7 play [standing] straight up. They bend. I find my lanes just fine." - Miami Herald

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  09/05/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  The speedy, agile King, who said he hadn't yet been timed at UM but was previously timed in the "low to mid 4.4s" in the 40-yard dash, also was a receiver and kickoff return specialist during his early Houston career. As a freshman in 2016, despite being a lifelong quarterback, he mostly played receiver, finishing with 29 catches for 228 yards and a touchdown. He became the first Houston player to throw a touchdown, catch a touchdown pass and return a kickoff for a touchdown in the same game (Texas State). As a sophomore in 2017, King ran for a team-best eight touchdowns and started the final four games at quarterback (with three starts at receiver), leading the Cougars with 1,260 passing yards and seven passing touchdowns. He finished third on the team with 29 catches for 264 yards and two touchdowns.

Last year, after Houston started 1-3 under coach Dana Holgorsen, it was announced that King would play only four games and thus retain his eligibility for another season. Houston finished 4-8, and in what turned out to be King's final game there against Tulane, he set the NCAA's Football Bowl Subdivision record for consecutive games (15) with a passing or rushing touchdown, breaking former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's record. - Miami Herald


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  09/04/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2021 SENIOR BOWL WATCH LIST: D'Eriq King, Miami,...King delivered dominant career at University of Houston, finishing with 78 total touchdowns (50 passing, 28 rushing), 4,925 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards despite starting just 22 games...Totaled 6,346 yards of offense (181.3 per game)...Set The American Athletic Conference touchdown responsible for in a season record with 50 despite missing the last 2.5 games with an injury in 2018. - Miami Football

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  08/17/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  New starting quarterback D'Eriq King, a graduate transfer from Houston and one of the most prolific playmakers in the nation, played like a winner in his first game action with the Hurricanes. UM reported that King completed 15 of 26 passes for 178 yards and four touchdowns. "He's had a great camp so far and had a great night last night,''Diaz told WQAM. "I mean four touchdown passes. And on a couple of those, I'm talking about outstanding coverage, [he] made some really, really good throws."

Diaz stressed that the defense was not allowed to tackle King, who nonetheless is also one of the best escape artists in the nation. "The guy is hard to tag. We're still playing tag on him. He's hard enough just to put a hand on, let alone when we have to bring him to the ground. "What we've been talking about is someone that the entire offense trusts and can rally around, and he's given us that. It was fun to watch him go out there and perform in a setting where you gotta move the ball and make things happen." - Miami Herald


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  07/28/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  The University of Miami has a new starting quarterback - though the whole world knew who it would be. Graduate transfer D'Eriq King will take the reins in 2020 for the Hurricanes' new no-huddle, spread offense, if and when the season ever materializes during the COVID-19 pandemic. UM released the news Monday. "D'Eriq's hard work both on and off the field has earned him the starting quarterback position," coach Manny Diaz said of the quick, elusive starter, who greatly impressed coaches and teammates during only four days of spring football practice. "His leadership qualities have been evident since he arrived on campus, continuing through mat drills, spring practice, our virtual meetings and summer activities. We're excited to see him lead this offense and I know his teammates are excited as well." - Miami Herald

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  07/26/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD WATCH LIST: QB D'Eriq King, Miami,...King delivered a dominant career at the University of Houston, where he finished with 78 total touchdowns, 4,295 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards despite starting just 22 games. King totaled 50 passing scores and 28 rushing TDs and finished with 6,346 yards of offense during a prolific four-year stretch with the Cougars. - Miami Football

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  07/22/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2020 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN AWARD WATCH LIST: D'Eriq King, Miami,...King delivered a dominant career at the University of Houston, where he finished with 78 total touchdowns, 4,295 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards despite starting just 22 games. King totaled 50 passing scores and 28 rushing TDs and finished with 6,346 yards of offense during a prolific four-year stretch with the Cougars. King is looking to become the third quarterback in Miami history to win the award, joining Vinny Testaverde (1986) and Gino Torretta (1992). - Miami Football

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  07/14/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Miami Hurricanes redshirt senior D'Eriq King is one of 30 quarterbacks named to the watch list for the Davey O'Brien Award - presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback. King transferred to UM from Houston this offseason for his final year of eligibility. With the Cougars, King accounted for 78 total touchdowns - 50 passing and 28 rushing - 4,295 passing yards and 1,421 rushing yards in 22 starts. He did most of his damage in 2018 as a junior, when he set the American Athletic Conference (AAC) record for "touchdowns responsible for" with 50. That year, he was a semifinalist for the Maxwell Award and Earl Campbell Award. King maintained his eligibility for a fifth season after only playing in four games in 2019. Miami's two previous Heisman Trophy winners are the only two Hurricanes to win the O'Brien Award: Vinny Testaverde (1986) and Gino Torretta (1992). - Sun Sentinel

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  06/11/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Miami Hurricanes football coach Manny Diaz apparently didn't have to hard-sell his previously underachieving program to heralded Houston quarterback transfer D'Eriq King, the coach indicated Thursday in a radio interview four days before the team begins formal strength and conditioning training on campus. "D'Eriq King could have gone to a lot of great schools,'' Diaz told WQAM. "We told him, 'Come watch our guys work out. Come watch our wide receivers go through a lifting session. Come see how hungry our guys are.' "You've got a football team that at a couple positions you just need a little better leadership than we've had, a little bit better in terms of a guy that the team can trust - and not just the quarterback, across the board. And these guys start to see this and they're like 'You know what, I get it. I get that I can push this thing over the edge."

King, one of the most prolific players in college football, announced his transfer to UM (6-7 in 2019) in late January after his campus visit, in time to enroll and participate in the four spring practices before school came to a halt because of the coronavirus pandemic. He has been back on campus informally throwing to his receivers at Greentree Field, which Diaz told the Miami Herald last week opened to players on June 2. - Miami Herald


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  05/25/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  The Miami Hurricanes intend to play a full college football season this fall and are planning to start bringing players back to campus on a voluntary basis in June, with full-squad workouts by July, according to a UM source briefed on the situation. And even though UM president Julio Frenk said last week that fans "probably" will not be at Hurricanes games this season because of the coronavirus pandemic, Frenk was less adamant about that in his most recent public comments, and UM officials remain hopeful that at least some fans will be able to attend.

The UM source cautioned that dates are not yet set for the return of student athletes to campus - and players hadn't been informed of those intentions as of the weekend - but the plan is to start bringing them back in June for some activities that likely will include a strength and conditioning component. UM athletic director Blake James told The Miami Herald that the Canes expect to play their full schedule this fall and have not discussed postponing or canceling non-conference games (Temple, UAB, Wagner and Michigan State). - Miami Herald


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  05/20/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  King said he's not concerned with matching his 50-touchdown season for Houston in 2018. "I just want to win," King said. "I know for a guy like me, there is nothing more important than winning. I can do the 50 touchdown thing or whatever, but if we don't win, especially at The U, it doesn't mean anything." King, who hopes to play in the NFL and wants to be a college coach eventually, said: "When you're 5-9, you have to prove you can play quarterback. I had to do everything this much better. Even at Houston I knew I was playing well, but I was in the moment. If I would have done that and I was 6-3, I'd be declaring" for the NFL Draft. - Miami Herald

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  04/15/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  King, from Manvel, Texas, set the American Athletic Conference touchdowns-responsible-for-in-a-season record in 2018 with 50 - 36 passing and 14 rushing. And that was done despite missing his last two-and-a-half games with a right-knee injury. He was 219 of 345 (63 percent) for 2,982 yards and his 36 passing touchdowns, with six interceptions. He also had 111 carries for 674 yards, a 6.1-yards-per-carry average. Additionally, in 2019 during Houston's game at Tulane, King set the FBS record for consecutive games (15) with a passing and rushing touchdown, breaking former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow's record.

"So far, D'Eriq has been everything we thought he would be,'' Lashlee said. "He's just a great person. He's a leader. His teammates love him. He comes out and he just works hard. He has a passion for winning for his teammates and for wanting to be as good as he can be. One of the things that he gives us is he gives us great experience and so that can only help him when he's out there competing for the job." All bodes well for King, who, barring something very bizarre, is expected to win the quarterback job. - Miami Herald


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  03/12/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  UM so far has been thoroughly impressed by everything with quarterback D'Eriq King, including - as expected - high marks for leadership, arm strength and mobility. "He's going to bring a different dimension," said one person who watched him closely last week. "He can make all the throws, but you say that about a lot of quarterbacks. His ability to escape pressure will help all of their offensive line issues. Very smooth runner."

Beyond throwing a nice deep ball, King is adept at the type of quick throws that new coordinator Rhett Lashlee wants in this spread offense, particularly the intermediate throws that demand anticipating where a receiver is going to be, not where he is when the ball is thrown. And don't discount the leadership, which was lacking at the position last season. Throughout last week, King stayed after practice to work with receivers. He ran sprints and worked on throwing drills. There was no rush to get off the field. - Miami Herald


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  01/20/20 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Former Houston quarterback D'Eriq King announced Monday that he is transferring to Miami, a significant get for the Hurricanes as they try to bounce back from a 6-7 season. King played in four games for Houston this past season before announcing in late September that he would take the rest of 2019 off and redshirt to preserve eligibility for 2020. "Story is still being written..." King wrote in a tweet announcing the move.

King had at least one rushing touchdown and at least one passing touchdown in each of his last 15 games with Houston - a streak that broke the FBS record held by former Florida quarterback Tim Tebow. For comparison's sake, Miami quarterbacks have had 15 such games in the last nine seasons combined. King announced a week ago that he was transferring and visited Miami over the weekend. The Hurricanes struggled with consistency at the quarterback spot for much of the year. King's best season at Houston was in 2018, when he threw for 36 touchdowns and rushed for 14 more. He left the Cougars with 4,925 passing yards, 1,421 rushing yards and 504 receiving yards. King split time between receiver and quarterback in 2016 and 2017, making 58 catches for three touchdowns. - AP College Football


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  09/24/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  D'Eriq King says he is staying at the University of Houston. The quarterback is denying reports that he intends to transfer after redshirting the remainder of the 2019 season. "That was never a thought," King said Tuesday. "I never thought about leaving, never thought about transferring. To be honest with you, I didn't think about redshirting or doing any of this until everything was on the table. "I'm staying here, I'm here. If I wanted to leave Houston and go somewhere else I could've. I think just me being here is what I want to do and it's the best opportunity for me."

Houston lost 38-31 to Tulane on Thursday night, and King met with Cougars coach Dana Holgorsen on Friday morning. The first 30 minutes of the meeting were about the loss to the Green Wave. After that, Holgorsen said options were discussed. One of the options was King redshirting for the remainder of the 2019 season to save a year of eligibility. "I think it's pretty cool that these guys want to continue their college experience at the University of Houston," Holgorsen said, referring to King and wide receiver Keith Corbin. "They don't want it to be over in a couple of months. They have the right to get another year, so I respect that. Not only do I respect that decision, I support that decision." - AP College Football


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  09/23/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  SEPT 23/WEEK 4 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: D'Eriq King, Houston, Sr., QB,...Was 16-of-33 for 229 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 116 yards and a TD in a 38-31 loss at Tulane. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  09/23/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Houston quarterback D'Eriq King says he won't play the rest of this season, instead taking a redshirt year, with the intention to return to the Cougars in 2020. Receiver Keith Corbin made a similar announcement Monday. The school released statements from both players. King and Corbin, both seniors, are taking advantage of an NCAA rule implemented last year that allows players to participate in four games and still redshirt, preserving a year of eligibility. Both could end up transferring, as other players have done after using the four-game redshirt. But for now they said they plan to play for Houston next season.

"I came here to play football for the University of Houston and that is not changing," King said. "After carefully thinking through this process with my family and Coach (Dana) Holgorsen, I have decided the opportunity to redshirt this season gives me the best chance to develop as a player, earn my degree and set me up for the best success in the future. I'm looking forward to being a part of the success of this program going forward." The new redshirt rule led several players to leave their teams during the season last year. Most notably, current Missouri quarterback Kelly Bryant left Clemson after losing the starting job to Trevor Lawrence after four games. Bryant made it clear from the start he planned to transfer as a graduate student, which meant he would be immediately eligible at his new school. - AP College Football


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  09/15/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Houston quarterback D'Eriq King has passed and run for a touchdown in 14 straight games, tied for the longest streak in FBS history with Florida's Tim Tebow (2006-08). - AP College Football

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  09/08/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  D'Eriq King threw for a touchdown and ran for two more scores as Houston beat Prairie View 37-17 on Saturday night. King was 15-of-26 passing for 139 yards for the Cougars (1-1). Kyle Porter ran for 120 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries. Dalton Witherspoon kicked three field goals. The Cougars struck early, capping their first drive with Witherspoon's longest field goal of the night, a 46-yarder. They then scored on four-consecutive drives, starting with a 20-yard touchdown run by Porter, followed by a 1-yard keeper by King, a 21-yard pass from King to Keith Corbin to finish the first quarter, and finally, an 18-yard dash by King to make it 31-3 with 10:25 left in the half. Witherspoon booted a 22-yard field goal late in the quarter and the Cougars were up 34-10 at the break. Houston scored only once in the second half, on Witherspoon's 29-yard field goal midway through the third quarter, to push it to 37-10. Trazon Connley threw for 129 yards and a touchdown for the Panthers (1-1). - AP College Football

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  09/03/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  WEEK 1 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE HONOR ROLL: D'Eriq King, Houston, Sr., QB,...Rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown and had two passing TDs in a 49-31 loss at No. 4 Oklahoma. - American Athletic Conference Football

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  07/26/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON WALTER CAMP PLAYER OF YEAR PLAYERS TO WATCH: D'Eriq King, QB, Senior, Houston,...King returns for his senior season after setting The American Athletic Conference single-season record with 50 touchdowns responsible for (36 pass, 14 rush), despite missing the last 2.5 games with injury in 2018...The Manvel, Texas, native led the nation with 27.5 points responsible for per game, four points ahead of the No. 2 spot shared by Heisman finalists Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins...Became one of only three quarterbacks in Football Bowl Subdivision history with 35 passing touchdowns and 13 rushing touchdowns in a single season. - Houston Football

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  07/18/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON MAXWELL AWARD CANDIDATE: QB D'Eriq King, Houston,...King returns for his senior season after setting The American Athletic Conference single-season record with 50 touchdowns responsible for (36 pass, 14 rush), despite missing the last 2.5 games with injury in 2018. He led the nation with 27.5 points responsible for per game, four points ahead of the No 2 spot shared by Heisman finalists Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. - Houston Football

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  07/17/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  2019 PRESEASON DAVEY O'BRIEN NATIONAL QUARTERBACK AWARD WATCH LIST: D'Eriq King, Houston, Sr., 5-11, 195, Manvel, Texas,...King returns for his senior season after setting The American Athletic Conference single-season record with 50 touchdowns responsible for (36 pass, 14 rush), despite missing the last 2.5 games with injury. The Manvel, Texas, native led the nation with 27.5 points responsible for per game, four points ahead of the No 2 spot shared by Heisman finalists Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins. - Houston Football

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  07/09/19 - QB DEriq KingrSr/2021, Miami (FL), 5-09, 202 (DS#12 QB) + More +

  Quarterback D'Eriq King headlines the University of Houston contingent that will attend American Athletic Conference media days in Newport, R.I. King, who set an AAC single-season record last year with 50 total touchdowns before missing the final two games with a knee injury, will be joined by offensive lineman Josh Jones, defensive lineman Aymiel Fleming and punter Dane Roy. Coach Dana Holgorsen will be making his debut at the event. AAC media days are scheduled for Monday and Tuesday at Gurney's Newport Resort and Marina. The event kicks off with the popular clambake on Monday. - Houston Chronicle

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Projected Position switch for King come the Draft Period.



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