Orlandus King - 48
Orlandus King

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Leighton, Ala.

Last College:
Northeast Mississippi CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
Linebacker

Experience:
1L


Looking for even bigger and better in 2006 after outstanding initial season with the Blazers ... made immediate impact on defense at linebacker position after transferring from Northeast Missisippi Community College ... a 2006 preseason first-team All-Conference selection ... listed as starter at "Will" linebacker entering fall practice ... has excellent speed.

2005: Started all 11 games for the Blazers at linebacker ... was the team leader in tackles with 85 during season, including 41 solo hits ... registered six tackles for loss for minus 24 yards and recorded three sacks ... also tied for team lead in interceptions with two (vs. Troy and Memphis) ... forced one fumble (vs. Rice) ... totalled season-high 12 tackles in season finale at East Carolina, including 10 solo hits ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss against the Pirates ... had three double-digit tackle games in all as he had 10 tackles against Southern Miss and Memphis ... had 1.5 tackles for loss in road win at Memphis.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: Was outstanding player at Northeast Mississippi Community College following his career at Colbert County High School. ... listed as the No. 19 junior college recruit in the Jackson Clarion-Ledger's Top 25 JUCO recruits ... made 49 solo tackles and had seven sacks and two interceptions during the 2004 season ...selected to play in the Mississippi Junior College All-Star Game ... coached by Andy Greening at Northeast Mississippi CC ... listed among The Birmingham News' "Super Seniors" Class of 2005 "Best of the Rest" helped lead team to Mississippi Junior College North Division title in 2004 ... named both all-state and all-region ... team captain.

PERSONAL: Born July 12, 1984 at Leighton, Ala. ... son of Mary Ann and Edward Hampton (stepfather) ...major is history.

 
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