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All-State 2008: Josh King (Defensive Back)

By Robert Przybylo Modified: December 28, 2008 at 1:41 am •  Published: December 26, 2008
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GUTHRIE — When asked what made Guthrie senior Josh King so special, teammate Donte' Foster didn't hesitate with his answer.

“He hits you. He hits you hard. He makes you think about the next time you want to go out and catch it,” Foster said.

As the anchor of the Guthrie secondary, King hit people hard often during the 2008 season to become a member of The Oklahoman's All-State Team.

King led the team in tackles with 112 and had three interceptions.

“He just always knew where to find the ball,” Bluejays coach Rafe Watkins said. “He understood the concepts and what we were trying to do, a great kid who helped out wherever he could.”

King was a force on special teams. He averaged nearly 40 yards per punt in 21 tries while also returning two punts for touchdowns.

“I think people underestimated his talent his whole career,” Foster said. “They look at him and think he can only hit people. He's got a lot more talent than that.” Offensively, King rushed for 261 yards and seven touchdowns.

King said he hasn't committed and is keeping his options open.