Cornerback Akeem King (6’3”, 212 pounds) was selected by the Falcons in the 7th Round (249th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Completed four seasons with the Spartans… Originally signed as a wide receiver hopeful but moved to the defensive side of the ball in 2011… Played in 33 games with his 12 career starting assignments coming as a senior… Named to the 2013 Academic All-Mountain and 2012 Academic All-WAC teams… A three-time San José State University Scholar-Athlete… One of 10 Spartans honored in 2012 on National Student-Athlete Day by the National Consortium for Academics & Sports… Accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 Medal of Honor All-Star Football Game in Charleston, South Carolina.
Played in and started all 12 games… One of only three Spartan defensive players to start in every game… Had his most productive season at the major college level with 71 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and two pass break-ups… Was fourth on the team and tops among the squad’s defensive backs in tackles… Had a major college best 11 tackles at Utah State (11/21)… One of five Spartans with at least one tackle in every game during the season.
Saw action in 11 games as a reserve defensive back and special teams player… His playing time with the defense increased as the season progressed… Was credited with a season-high three tackles in each of the last three games… All tackles in the final three games came on pass plays… Both of his two pass break-ups came in the 62-52 win over #16-ranked Fresno State (11/29).
Played in eight regular season games primarily as a special teams player… Was not credited with any tackles.
Appeared in the final two games of the season as a special teams player.
Appeared in the final two games of the season as a special teams player.Spent the season as a redshirt.
Lettered in football (Coach Russ Edwards), track and field and basketball at Nipomo (Calif.) High… A fullback, wide receiver and tight end on offense and a cornerback and linebacker on defense… As a senior, averaged 29.0 yards per catch and scored four times, credited with 30 tackles and intercepted two passes… A 2009 second-team Los Padres League pick and a second-team all-county choice as an all-purpose player… A sprinter and jumper for the track and field team… Set the school record in the 100-meter dash with a 10.74 clocking… Won the league title and placed seventh in the triple jump at the 2009 C.I.F. Southern Section Division III final.
Graduated in May 2014 majoring in business marketing… Pursuing his M.B.A. … The native of Visalia, Calif., was born on August 29, 1992.