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Iowa defensive back Desmond King catches a punt return during the Iowa-Rutgers game at High Point Solution Stadium at Piscataway on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The Hawkeyes defeated the Knights, 14-7. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

A final huzzah for King

Jordan Hansen, [email protected] January 2, 2017

TAMPA, Fla. — Desmond King remembers the first time he returned a kick for a touchdown. He says he was around 10, he was playing football in the little leagues, and it was a playoff game. If his...

Iowa defensive back Greg Mabin runs to the sidelines in Kinnick Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015. The Hawkeyes defeated the Redbirds, 31-14.

No pressure, no worries

Mario Williams, [email protected] September 23, 2016

Throughout much of Greg Mabin’s life, overcoming pressure has been easy. Mabin is the youngest sibling of four, with two older sisters and an older brother. For much of his childhood, being...

Iowa State Allen Lazard walks off the field during the Iowa State/UNI game at Jack Trice Stadium on Sept. 3. Iowa State lost to UNI, 25-20. (Iowa State Daily/Emily Blobaum)

The hazard named Lazard

September 9, 2016

By Jordan Hansen [email protected] It doesn’t take long to realize just how talented Iowa State wide receiver Allen Lazard is. Standing at 6-5, 223 pounds, he’s a massive force to deal...

Iowa defensive end Desmond King returns a kick return during the Rose Bowl Game at Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena, California on Friday, Jan. 1, 2016. Stanford defeated Iowa, 45-16. (The Daily Iowan/Margaret Kispert)

Male athlete of the year: Desmond King

  Coming into the 2015 season, everyone had heard of Desmond King. After strong freshman and sophomore seasons, he had settled into Iowa’s defense nicely. He was expected to be a good player...

Iowas Aaron Mallett prepares for the mens 60-meter hurdles during the Iowa Dual meet on Jan. 16 in the Recreation Building. Mallett finished first with a time of 7.82. (The Daily Iowan/Brooklynn Kascel)

Who should have been Iowa’s male athlete of the year?

May 9, 2016

Jarrod Uthoff First off, don’t get me wrong, Desmond King had a great year, but Jarrod Uthoff had as good of a year as we’ve seen by an Iowa basketball player in decades. Uthoff knew coming...

Iowa defensive back Desmond King punt returns the ball during the Cy-Hawk Series game against Iowa State in Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa on Sept. 12, 2015. The Hawkeyes defeated the Cyclones, 31-17. (The Daily Iowan/ Alyssa Hitchcock)

The King returns

Blake Dowson, [email protected] April 12, 2016

For almost all of the Iowa football team, the 2015 season ended when the Sun set somewhere over the Pacific Ocean and Stanford was crowned Rose Bowl champion. However, for Desmond King, his 2015 season...

Iowa Football — Notes from West Des Moines

Iowa Football — Notes from West Des Moines

Jordan Hansen, [email protected] April 8, 2016

On a cold, windy day at West Des Moines Valley Stadium, the Hawkeye faithful got their first look at the 2015-16 iteration of the Iowa football team at the annual open practice. The team, of course,...

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