The honors continue for Iowa cornerback Desmond King after his monster junior season. The Hawkeye defensive playmaker chose to remain in Iowa City for his senior year after flirting with the idea of leaving for the NFL a year early. His reputation and recognition has aided in him being named to the Bednarik Award Watch List.
The Bednarik Award is given annually to college football's best defensive player.
King started all 14 games a year ago which included tying the Iowa single-season record with eight interceptions to go along with 72 tackles. His eight interceptions was good for second in the nation. He also had a team-high 13 pass break-ups in 2015.
He was also named a unanimous consensus all-american and was the recipient of the Jim Thorpe Award given to the nation's best defensive back.