King named All-America second team

IOWA CITY — Iowa senior defensive back Desmond King and junior linebacker Josey Jewell have been given All-American honors by The Associated Press and Phil Steele’s College Football, with King leading the way with second-team honors.

King, who was named to second-team All-American status by The Associated Press, started all 12 games this season, recording 53 tackles and seven pass break-ups. The senior brought in two receptions and returning one for a 41-yard touchdown against Purdue.

During his tenure at Iowa, King intercepted 13 career passes, moving into fourth all-time in school history. King was a Thorpe and Bednarik Award semifinalist in 2015, as well as a Lott IMPACT Trophy finalist. King was also named as a return specialist by the Football Writers Association of American and a second-team kick return specialist by Phil Steele’s College Football.

Jewell garnered a fourth-team, All-American honor, awarded by Phil Steele’s College Football. Jewell has started 30-straight games for Iowa at middle linebacker, and was one of five finalists for the Butkus Award. His 114 tackles this year was first on the team and second in the Big Ten. His career tackles of 291 ranks 18th in school history.

The two will try and help Iowa to a ninth win this year as the Hawkeyes (8-4) meet Florida (8-4) in the Outback Bowl on Jan. 2 in Tampa, Fla.