Former Fort Valley State University standout punter Marquette King has signed a long-term contract to remain with the NFL’s Oakland Raiders, a deal worth $16.5 million over five years, with more than $5 million guaranteed.
We have signed punter @MarquetteKing to a long-term contract extension.
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— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) February 29, 2016
One of the league’s most prolific special teams’ weapons, King set a Raiders record last season with nearly half of his 83 punts downed inside of opponents’ 20-yard line, good for second overall in the NFL.
As a collegian, King was named to the SIAC all-conference first team and team MVP in 2011. That same season, King led the conference with a 43 yard-per-punt average, and kicked 16 punts greater than 50 yards.
King has become a YouTube legend for his ability to kick for more than 80 yards, a feat he pulled off against Bethune-Cookman during his junior season.
One thought on “Oakland Raiders Sign Fort Valley State Alum Marquette King to Long Term Deal”
That is awesome an HBCU punter making bank good move by the raiders.
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