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Josh King
Josh  King

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Darien, Ill.

High School:
Hinsdale South

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 267

Position:
DE

Experience:
1L


Game-by-Game Statistics: 2016

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top prospects by Rivals.com (No. 55), 247Sports.com (No. 95), PrepStar (No. 176) and ESPN.com (No. 189) . . . PrepStar All-American . . . ranked among the country's top defensive ends by Rivals.com (No. 6 strongside defensive end), 247Sports.com (No. 6 SDE), PrepStar (No. 21) and ESPN.com (No. 25) . . . listed among the state's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 1), 247Sports.com (No. 1) and ESPN.com (No. 2) . . . also named top player in Illinois by Detroit Free Press in its "Best of the Midwest" honors . . . participated in the 2016 U.S. Army All-American Bowl (made one solo tackle and had a quarterback hurry for the West) in San Antonio, Texas . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Barry at Hinsdale (Illinois) South High School . . . selected The News-Gazette All-State Player of the Year in 2015 . . . named to the Illinois High School Football Coaches Association's Class 6A all-state team . . . chosen USA TODAY'S ALL-USA Illinois Defensive Player of the Year . . . named to the Chicago Sun-Times, Pioneer Press and Daily Herald all-area teams . . . three-time All-West Suburban Gold selection . . . two-time West Suburban Gold Defensive Lineman of the Year . . . recorded 82 tackles, with 20 resulting in losses including eight sacks, and 15 quarterback hurries as a senior while leading the Hornets to Class 6A semifinals . . . produced 65 tackles as a junior, with 18 coming behind the line of scrimmage including three sacks . . . also credited with two forced fumbles, six quarterback hurries, six pass break-ups, a blocked punt and a safety in 2014 . . . had three receptions for 115 yards (38.3 avg.) and one touchdown as a junior . . . back-to-back state champion wrestler, becoming the first wrestler from Hinsdale South to win more than one state title . . . claimed his second consecutive state crown by winning the Class 2A title at 285 pounds as a senior with an 18-1 record . . . won the Class 3A wrestling title at 220 pounds as a junior while compiling a 49-1 record . . . four-time state qualifier in wrestling . . . son of Niesha Smith . . . born Jan. 23, 1998 . . . plans to major in business.

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