Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year: Desmond King, Iowa
Coming in to the season, few doubted King would be one of the best cornerbacks in the Big Ten. Few also saw what would happen this season coming though.
King finished the season by taking the interceptions title in the Big Ten (8) and had over 100 yards in interceptions returns (including one touchdown). His eight INT’s also happen to lead the nation (tied with Shawn Lury of Northern Illinois).
Lest you think he was just an interception machine, King also racked up 61 tackles and 11 pass break ups to go with those interceptions. He also was one of the most dangerous returners in the Big Ten this season, averaging 13.3 yards per punt return and 25.6 yards per kick return.
Perhaps no game was more illustrative of his abilities than the Wisconsin game, shutting down the Stave to Erickson connection and picking off the senior quarterback twice in the contest.
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