Duke Football BIO
36 Alex King
2011: Returning starting punter ... has improved consistency level ... slated to handle the holding duties on Duke's placement kicks ... former high school quarterback ... touted as the "biggest surprise" of the 2010 season by head coach David Cutcliffe ... in 12 career games, has punted 61 times for 2,489 yards and a 40.80 yards per kick average ... for his career, has dropped 23 punts inside the opponent 20 yard line versus just six touchbacks ... averaged 40.80 yards per punt on five boots in the annual Spring Game.
2010: Played in 11 games with 10 starting assignments ... missed the season-opener against Elon ... started the final 10 games of the year ... punted 55 times for 2,262 yards and a 41.13 yards per boot average ... ranked seventh in the ACC in punting ... average marked the second-highest by a Duke punter over the past 10 seasons, trailing only Chris Sprague's 41.37 average in 2005 ... had 21 punts downed inside the opponent 20 yard line against just six touchbacks ... averaged season-high 48.8 yards per punt at Wake Forest on four kicks ... long boot of 64 yards came versus Alabama ... had five kicks downed inside the 20 yard line at Virginia Tech ... rushed 16 yards for a first down at Georgia Tech ... threw an incomplete pass versus Alabama ... on the field for 58 snaps.
2009: Played in and started one game ... punted six times for 227 yards (37.8) against Georgia Tech with two kicks downed inside the 20 yardline.
2008: Did not see game action.
Prior to Duke: Attended Phillips Exeter Academy and played for Bill Glennon ... lettered four years under Rusty LaRue at Forsyth Country Day ... All-New England Class A first team selection as a quarterback and punter ... led Phillips Exeter to a 5-3 record with 14 touchdown passes in his postgraduate season ... all-state selection as a senior in high school after throwing for 1,400 yards and 21 touchdowns to lead Forsyth Country Day to a conference championship ... played in the NCISAA Oasis Shrine Bowl ... four-time all-conference selection ... threw for 2,500 yards and 30 touchdowns in his final two years of high school ... also played basketball.
Personal: Son of Susan and Michael King ... born July 25, 1988 ... uncle, John Mack, played football at Duke and uncle, Geoff King, played football at North Carolina ... brother, Michael (2003), and sister, Katie (2000), both graduated from Duke University ... majoring in history.