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One of the nation's top junior college cornerbacks... played two seasons at Coffeyville C.C. in Kansas for head coach Aaron Flores... registered 37 tackles with three interceptions and a team-high 10 pass breakups, helping the 14th-ranked Red Ravens to an 8-3 record, while garnering first-team All-Jayhawk Conference and honorable mention All-America accolades in his sophomore season... was the number one-rated junior college cornerback in the country and the seventh-best JUCO prospect regardless of position according to Rivals... considered the No. 2 junior college cornerback in the country and the 16th-best JUCO prospect overall by 247Sports Composite... ESPN considered him as the top cornerback and the 10th-best junior college player in the country... rated a JUCO All-American by PrepStar.
King spent just two seasons in Columbia, but started 24 of 26 games in that span for the Garnet & Black at cornerback, including all 13 during the 2017 campaign. A Reese’s Senior Bowl participant, King registered 41 tackles, two interceptions and a dozen pass breakups in his final season for the Gamecocks. His 14 passes defended ranked third in the SEC. Following the season, he was recognized with the Unselfish Teammate Award for the defense.
First year at South Carolina… had 56 tackles, including 51 solo stops, with a team-leading nine pass breakups in 13 games including 11 starts… logged three interceptions, tying for eighth in the SEC… notched three tackles including one for loss in a victory over Vanderbilt in his debut… added five solo stops and another TFL at Mississippi State… made his first career start versus East Carolina and set a then-career-high with six solo tackles along with an interception in the end zone… made five tackles and forced a fumble against Kentucky… set a career-high with seven tackles and returned one punt for two yards against Texas A&M… made three solo tackles, including one tackle for loss, against Georgia… made two tackles and was credited with three pass breakups in the Umass win… named SEC Defensive Player of the Week for his performance against Tennessee, when he tallied five tackles and two interceptions, including a fourth-quarter pick to help Carolina seal the victory… served as a team captain against Missouri and made two tackles along with two pass breakups… made four tackles and recovered a Florida fumble against the Gators… recorded six tackles against Clemson.
One of the nation's top junior college cornerbacks… played two seasons at Coffeyville C.C. in Kansas for head coach Aaron Flores… registered 37 tackles with three interceptions and a team-high 10 pass breakups, helping the 14th-ranked Red Ravens to an 8-3 record, while garnering first-team All-Jayhawk Conference and honorable mention All-America accolades in his sophomore season… was the number one-rated junior college cornerback in the country and the seventh-best JUCO prospect regardless of position according to Rivals… considered the No. 2 junior college cornerback in the country and the 16th-best JUCO prospect overall by 247Sports Composite… ESPN considered him as the top cornerback and the 10th-best junior college player in the country… rated a JUCO All-American by PrepStar.
Earned first-team All-KJCCC and second-team NJCAA All-America honors after logging 27 tackles and five pass break ups as the 10th-ranked Red Ravens went 9-3 overall and 6-1 in the league in his freshman season.
Primarily played wide receiver at Mattie T. Blount High School in Eight Mile, Ala., graduating in 2014... the Leopards went 9-2 in his senior season.
JaMarcus J. King was born December 7, 1994... is majoring in sociology.
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01/27/18 - CB Jamarcus King captured the attention of every scout watching the Senior Bowl with one perfectly executed pass breakup. Matched up one-on-one in the end zone against Oklahoma State's James Washington (the best receiver throughout the week of practice), King showed confidence with the ball thrown in his direction, turning his head to locate it as the receiver leapt up, and extending his hand to tip the well-thrown pass (by Virginia's Kurt Benkert) into the hands of Louisiana Tech safety Secdrick Cooper for an interception rather than a touchdown.
10/31/16 - OCT 31 SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Jamarcus King, DB, South Carolina...The junior college transfer intercepted two Joshua Dobbs' passes in the Gamecocks' 24-21 upset win over No. 18 Tennessee. His first interception set up the Gamecocks second touchdown of the game, while his second pick came late in the fourth quarter, helping seal the win. He added five solo tackles and was credited with a pair of pass break ups. The Gamecocks limited Dobbs to just 12-of-26 for the game for 161 yards. King has already been named the College Sports Madness SEC Defensive Player of the Week. - SEC Football