High School Highlights
Earned five varsity letters for both football and soccer at DeMatha Catholic High School and Spotsylvania High School ... Averaged 45.6 yards per punt his senior year and had a long field goal of 48 yards ... Was 44-of-52 in extra point attempts ... Had six punts over 60 yards and one 73-yarder against Good Counsel High School ... Named to the All-WCAC first-team and All-Private School team ... Named to NBC sports reporter George Michael's Golden 11 team ... Second-team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post ... An all-state selection by Prince George Journal and Prince George Gazette ... Honorable mention all-WCAC and second-team all-state by Prince George Journal as a junior ... Free Lance Star honorable mention all-state selection as a freshman ... First-team all-district as a freshman and second-team as a sophomore at SHS ... Tied a school record for most field goals made in a game his freshman year at Spotsylvania ... Helped lead DeMatha to a Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title his junior year and runner-up his senior year, while also leading Spotsylvania to a state championship in 1997.
Full given name is Patrick Francis King ... Born on May 11, 1982 in Cumberland, Md. ... The son of Jamie and Denise King ... Trains with former Redskins kicker Mark Moseley, former Maryland kicker Dan DeArmas, David DeArmas and former Virginia Tech punter Jimmy Kibble ... Father is a radio broadcaster for "Prime Time Sports" sports talk show on Rock 96.9 in Bowling Green, Va. ... An honor roll student at DeMatha High School ... Father was also named the National Minor League Football Coach of the Year in 1996 ... Plans to pursue a business career ... Biggest thrill in sports is kicking in FedEx (Redskin) Stadium as part of the Golden 11 team.
Turner on King
"Patrick is a kicker with a good, strong leg. He gets the ball up in a hurry and gets good elevation. He is a strong punter-kicker combination and will have a chance to compete right away with the loss of Neil Rackers."