“I've never seen anybody that's 285 without a stomach and with a six pack,” Walker said. “I don't know where he's from.
“Tarzan. That's what it is. That guy can eat and I'm like ‘Where does it go?' I don't know where it goes. He can eat. He can eat.”
King's strong, too. He's been asked if Maximus is his real name, and he teases people and plays along.
Washington remembers when former offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson found out about the nickname.
“Coach Wilson used to make fun of it,” Washington said. “He said, ‘You know what? Don't ever call yourself Maximus again.' “
But really, Washington said Maximus is just King's alter ego.
Maximus, the quiet warrior who defends his goal, is known as one of the funniest players on the team and the 285-pound defensive end who likes to dance.
“He's so big so he looks like (actor) Terry Crews,” Washington said. “His voice is so deep and commanding. He is David Maximus King.”