Monday, November 7, 2016

NSU alum Deon King activated by San Diego Chargers

NORFOLK, Virginia -- Linebacker Deon King became the second former Norfolk State football player to play in a regular-season NFL game this season in the San Diego Chargers’ 43-35 win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday.

King, who was signed to San Diego’s practice squad on Oct. 4, was promoted to the active roster for the first time on Saturday. He had one assisted tackle in the Chargers’ win, which improved their record to 4-5.

A three-time All-MEAC performer and last season’s NCAA Division I leader in total tackles, King originally signed with the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in the spring. He led the Cowboys in tackles during the preseason but was released before San Diego acquired him.

Eight-year NFL veteran Don Carey, whose career at NSU concluded in 2008, has played in all nine games this season for the Detroit Lions. Carey has six tackles this season and is on the Pro Bowl ballot as a special teams player.


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