Macgarrett Kings Jr.
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Fourth-year player and three-year letterwinner is listed as a co-starter at flanker on the preseason depth chart . . . has 76 catches for 942 yards (12.4 avg.) in 35 career games, including four starts . . . has been a regular in the playing rotation at flanker and also has been the team's starting punt returner the last two seasons; ranks 14th in MSU history with 40 punt returns and 17th with 328 punt return yards (8.2 avg.) . . . also has 78 rushing yards on 16 carries (4.9 avg.).
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 a career-best 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 a career-high 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.