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Macgarrett Kings Jr.
Macgarrett  Kings Jr.

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

High School:
University School

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 192

Position:
WR

Experience:
4L


08/04/2016

2016 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

08/10/2015

2015 Season Outlook

Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.

08/10/2015

Football Media Day: Offense

08/01/2015

Grinz on Green: Several Spartans Looking to Emerge in 2015

Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook give their takes on who to watch for this upcoming season.

09/20/2014

Grinz on Green Blog: Kings Showcases His All-Purpose Skills

Junior Macgarrett Kings Jr. accounted for 108 all-purpose yards in Michigan State's 73-14 win over Eastern Michigan.

10/18/2014

Michigan State 56- Indiana 17

10/11/2014

Michigan State 45 - Purdue 31

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.

Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.

Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue

09/27/2014

Michigan State 56 - Wyoming 14

12/29/2013

Michigan State Media Day

12/08/2013

Michigan State 34 - Ohio State 24

12/31/2015

Michigan State vs. Alabama

Photos from Michigan State vs. Alabama on December 31, 2015.

11/14/2015

No. 14 Michigan State Football vs. Maryland

USATSI Photos of Michigan State Football vs. Maryland

09/12/2015

Michigan State 31, Oregon 28

Michigan State defeats Oregon in the Spartans home opener, 31-28.

11/29/2014

Michigan State vs. Penn State (USATSI)

Michigan State vs. Penn State (USATSI)

10/18/2014

Michigan State vs. Indiana

Michigan State vs. Indiana

Bio (PDF) | Game-by-Game Statistics: 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015

CAREER NOTES: Four-year letterwinner had 116 catches for 1,461 yards (12.6 avg.) and nine touchdowns in 48 career games, including 14 starts . . . finished his career tied for 17th in MSU history with 116 receptions . . . was a regular in the playing rotation at flanker for three seasons (2013-15) and also was the team’s starting punt returner for two seasons (2014-15) . . . finished his career ranked tied for eighth in MSU history with 50 punt returns and 13th with 366 punt return yards (7.3 avg.) . . . also had 93 rushing yards on 20 carries (4.7 avg.) . . . collected 1,936 all-purpose yards (40.3 ypg.) in his career.

CAREER IN BOWL GAMES: Had nine catches for 98 yards (10.9 avg.) in three bowl games (did not play in 2012 Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl as a freshman) . . . had two receptions for 27 yards vs. Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl, including a 26-yard catch . . . hauled in three receptions for 19 yards and had one carry for 4 yards in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. No. 4 Baylor . . . totaled 80 all-purpose yards against No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, including four receptions for 52 yards and 21 punt return yards; had a 19-yard punt return to the Cardinal 27-yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter that helped set up MSU’s game-winning touchdown in the 24-20 win.

2015 SEASON (SENIOR): Ranked second on the team with a career-high 519 receiving yards (13.0 avg.; 39.9 ypg.) . . . ranked third on the team in receptions (40) and touchdown catches (5) . . . played in 13 games, including 10 starts . . . had nine receptions of 20-plus yards . . . 25 of his 40 catches resulted in either a touchdown or first down (63 percent) . . . had two receptions for 27 yards vs. Alabama in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Cotton Bowl, including a 26-yard catch . . . hauled in four catches for 30 yards in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. No. 4 Iowa . . . had four receptions for 48 yards vs. Maryland, including a 10-yard TD pass from Tyler O’Connor in the first quarter; also had 12 rushing yards on two carries . . . his diving one-handed 28-yard grab from Connor Cook in the second quarter against the Terrapins was named the No. 1 play of the week by ESPN.com’s Mark Schlabach . . . notched his first career multiple TD game at Nebraska with catches of 34 yards and 18 yards from Connor Cook in the second quarter; collected a career-high 97 receiving yards on four catches overall against the Huskers . . . had 106 all-purpose yards vs. Nebraska (97 receiving; 9 punt return) . . . established a career high with seven receptions for 69 yards vs. Indiana . . . hauled in three catches for 57 yards, including a 30-yard TD reception in the third quarter, in the victory at No. 12 Michigan . . . had four receptions for 58 yards, including an 8-yard TD catch, at Rutgers . . . did not play vs. Purdue (injured) . . . had a season-long 42-yard reception vs. Central Michigan; finished with two catches for 46 yards against the Chippewas . . . had with six receptions for 48 yards in the win over No. 7 Oregon; surpassed the 1,000-yard receiving milestone for his career against the Ducks . . . had two catches for 27 yards in the season opener at Western Michigan.

2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Appeared in all 13 games, including a start at Indiana . . . ranked tied for second on the team with 29 receptions for 404 yards (13.9 avg.) . . . had 71 rushing yards on 12 carries (5.9 avg.) . . . ranked seventh in the Big Ten in punt returns (20 for 122 yards; 6.1 avg.) . . . hauled in three receptions for 19 yards and had one carry for 4 yards in the 2015 Cotton Bowl Classic vs. No. 4 Baylor . . . caught two passes for 49 yards, including a 31-yard reception, at Penn State . . . had a 44-yard reception from Connor Cook vs. Rutgers . . . had two catches for 63 yards at Maryland, including a career-long 50-yard reception . . . led team with 79 receiving yards on five catches vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . hauled in six catches for 59 yards, including a 14-yard TD reception, at Indiana, to earn Spartan Offensive Player of the Week honors . . . had 57 all-purpose yards in the win over No. 19 Nebraska (two catches for 38 yards; four punt returns for 19 yards); his 19-yard punt return early in the second quarter to the Husker 31-yard line set up MSU’s second touchdown of the game . . . totaled a season-high 108 all-purpose yards in the win over Eastern Michigan (two carries for 36 yards; two punt returns for 54 yards; one catch for 18 yards), including a career-long 43-yard punt return; named Spartan Special Teams Player of the Week . . . had two catches for 20 yards at No. 3 Oregon . . . collected 29 all-purpose yards in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State (one rush for 17 yards, one catch for 1 yard; two punt returns for 11 yards). before leaving the game in the second half with an injury.

2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked second on the team in receptions (43), third in receiving yards (513) and tied for third in TD receptions (3) . . . ranked tied for second on the team in explosive plays of 20-plus yards with 10 (seven receptions, three punt returns) . . . 25 of his 43 receptions (58 percent) resulted in either a touchdown or first down . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in punt returns (206 yards on 20 returns; 10.3 avg.) . . . totaled 80 all-purpose yards against No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, including four receptions for 52 yards and 21 punt return yards; had a 19-yard punt return to the Cardinal 27-yard line on the first play of the fourth quarter that helped set up MSU’s game-winning touchdown . . . collected 83 all-purpose yards in the Big Ten Championship Game against second-ranked Ohio State (67 receiving, 16 punt return); tied his season high with five catches for 67 yards against the Buckeyes, including a season-long 48-yard reception in the fourth quarter . . . totaled 53 all-purpose yards against Minnesota (one catch for 24 yards; 29-yard punt return) . . . collected 62 all-purpose yards at Nebraska (three catches for 37 yards; 26-yard punt return) . . . had two catches for 14 yards and three punt returns for 21 yards against No. 23 Michigan . . . had five receptions for the third consecutive game for 28 yards vs. Indiana . . . had five catches and had 94 receiving yards at Iowa, including a career-long 46-yard touchdown reception from Connor Cook . . . also compiled a career-high 147 all-purpose yards against the Hawkeyes, including 53 punt return yards; his 30-yard punt return in the third quarter set up MSU’s third field goal of the game and put the Spartans on top, 20-14, in the eventual 26-14 win . . . had five receptions for 37 yards, including a 12-yard TD catch, at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . led the Spartans with four catches for 61 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown reception, the first TD of his career, against Youngstown State . . . had three receptions for 24 yards vs. South Florida.

2012 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman played in eight games to earn his first letter . . . had four catches for 25 yards . . . hauled in two receptions for 18 yards in his collegiate debut at Central Michigan.

HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie Team . . . scored on a 21-yard touchdown grab in the Tournament of Champions Nike All-Star Game (South Florida vs. Miami-Dade) . . . two-year starter for Coach Roger Harriott at University School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida . . . Class 3A first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press . . . named Sun-Sentinel 2011 Player of the Year after accounting for 1,362 all-purpose yards and 22 touchdowns . . . earned first-team all-county honors from the Sun-Sentinel and Miami Herald . . . also selected team MVP . . . had 58 receptions for 755 yards (13.0 avg.) and 10 TDs as a senior . . . rushed for 127 yards and nine scores in 2011 . . . returned eight kickoffs for 359 yards (44.9 avg.) and two TDs and six punts for 121 yards (20.2 avg.) and one TD as a senior . . . accounted for 367 combined yards (rushing, receiving, passing and return yards) and a school-record six TDs vs. Delaware's Red Lion Academy (caught 13 passes for 144 yards and two TDs; rushed for 43 yards and three scores; returned a kickoff 98 yards for a TD; and went 2-for-2 passing for 82 yards) . . . named first-team all-county and the Suns' Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a junior . . . secured a spot on the 2010 All-State Championship Tournament First Team after helping the Suns advance to the Class 2B Championship Game . . . accounted for 1,832 all-purpose yards and 21 TDs as a junior . . . had 55 catches for 735 yards (13.4 avg.) and seven TDs in 2010 . . . carried 108 times for 661 yards (6.1 avg.) and 14 TDs as a junior . . . returned 13 kickoffs for 281 yards (21.6 avg.) and 11 punts for 155 yards (14.1 avg.) in 2010 . . . set school career records for all-purpose yards (3,194) and TDs (43) . . . also participated in basketball and track and field . . . ran a personal-best 11.37 in the 100 meters in 2012 . . . son of Macgarrett Kings Sr. and Sherrie Bates . . . born Sept. 27, 1993 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science - human capital and society.

KINGS’ CAREER HIGHS
Catches: 7, vs. Indiana (10/24/15)
Receiving Yards: 97, vs. Nebraska (11/7/15)
TD Catches: 2, vs. Nebraska (11/7/15)
Punt Return Yards: 54, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20/14)
Punt Return: 43, vs. Eastern Michigan (9/20/14)
All-Purpose Yards: 147, vs. Iowa (10/5/13)

KINGS' CAREER STATISTICS

RUSHING G Att Yds TD Lg Avg/C Avg/G 2012................ 8 1 1 0 1 1.0 0.1 2013................ 14 3 6 0 7 2.0 0.4 2014................ 13 12 71 0 23 5.9 5.5 2015................ 13 4 15 0 6 3.8 1.2 TOTAL............... 48 20 93 0 23 4.7 1.9

RECEIVING G Rec Yds TD Lg Rec/G Avg/C Avg/G 2012................ 8 4 25 0 10 0.5 6.2 3.1 2013................ 14 43 513 3 48 3.1 11.9 36.6 2014................ 13 29 404 1 50 2.2 13.9 31.1 2015................ 13 40 519 5 42 3.1 13.0 39.9 TOTAL............... 48 116 1461 9 50 2.4 12.6 30.4

SCORING G TD Rush Pass Retn PAT 2PAT FG Total Avg/G 2012................ 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2013................ 14 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 18 1.3 2014................ 13 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.5 2015................ 13 5 0 5 0 0 0 0 30 2.3 TOTAL............... 48 9 0 9 0 0 0 0 54 1.1

PUNT RETURNS G No. Yds TD Lg Avg/R Avg/G 2012................ 8 0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 2013................ 14 20 206 0 30 10.3 14.7 2014................ 13 20 122 0 43 6.1 9.4 2015................ 13 10 38 0 17 3.8 2.9 TOTAL............... 48 50 366 0 43 7.3 7.6

ALL PURPOSE G Rush Rec PR KR IR Total Avg/G 2012................ 8 1 25 0 0 0 26 3.2 2013................ 14 6 513 206 16 0 741 52.9 2014................ 13 71 404 122 0 0 597 45.9 2015................ 13 15 519 38 0 0 572 44.0 TOTAL............... 48 93 1461 366 16 0 1936 40.3

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