BELTON- UMHB quarterback Kyle King has capped his collegiate career with an American Football Coaches Association All-America selection, the first such honor of his career.
King joins Mount Union quarterback Braxton Plunk as one of two quarterbacks earning AFCA All-America honors on Tuesday morning, and was named to the Second Team.
“You can look at all the records and stats he has, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface,” UMHB head coach Larry Harmon said of King. “He’s the best leader that we’ve ever had in our program. His footprint will be on this program for a lot more years to come.”
King is now the first UMHB quarterback to earn AFCA All-America honors.
A Gagliardi Trophy finalist, King threw for 3,678 yards this past season, while rushing for 211 yards. He tossed 41 touchdowns, breaking the UMHB program record in that stat category, and completed 260 passes, also a new program record. He ranked No. 12 nationally in passing efficiency (173.0), third nationally in passing scores, and second in the country in passing yards. He was responsible for an average of 18.6 points per game, which ranked 21st in D-III.
The Associated Press D-III Football All-America team is expected to be released on Thursday. The D3football.com All-American teams will be released within the hour leading up to Friday’s Stagg Bowl, which kicks off at 7 p.m. EST.