A reserve in the secondary who has seen time on special teams ... transferred from Grambling State after one season ... shared the 2008 Bear Bryant Outstanding Non-Scholarship Player Award with placekicker Leigh Tiffin for his performance during spring practice.
2007 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams ... had five tackles, a pass breakup a forced fumble and a fumble recovery on the season ... forced and recovered a fumble in the first quarter of the win over Arkansas ... tackled the Razorbacks' star Darren McFadden, ripped the ball away and recovered on the Arkansas 34-yard line ... had one tackle and a pass breakup in the homecoming win over Houston ... also had one tackle against Tennessee and Mississippi State ... named UA Special Teams Co-Player of the Week in the win over Arkansas.
2006 (REDSHIRT): Sat out the 2006 season after transferring to Alabama.
2005 (FRESHMAN): Played in eight games at Grambling State ... had seven starts and recorded 15 tackles, two interceptions, two pass breakups, a tackle-for-loss and a forced fumble ... also had one kickoff return for 12 yards ... had a season-high five tackles against Alcorn State.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prepped at Minor High School, playing under head coach Tony Lunceford ... played the defensive back and running back spots for the Tigers ... rated No. 12 on The Birmingham News Super Senior list ... earned All-State, All-Metro and All-Region honors as a senior ... finished his career with 195 tackles and 18 interceptions ... had 60 tackles and an interception as a senior and 50 tackles to go with seven interceptions in his junior season ... full name is Tyrone King, Jr. ... born Sept. 23, 1986.
Tyrone King: Career Statistics
Year G-S TT UT AT TFL QBH Sacks FF FR PBU Int
2005* 8-7 15 7 8 1.0-3 0 0-0 1 0-0 2 0-0
2007 12-0 5 2 3 0-0 0 0-0 1 1-0 1 0-0
TOTAL 20-7 20 9 11 1.0-3 0 0-0 2 1-0 3 0-0
*at Grambling State