WKU RB commit scores five TDs in a game

Western Kentucky University football commitment Tyler King scored five touchdowns and had 220 yards rushing last weekend in a win for Fort Meade, Fla. King has almost 400 yards in just two games this season.

Fort Meade, Fla., running back Tyler King said it was "most definitely" the best game of his life, gaining 286 yards and scoring five touchdowns in a 48-0 win over Tenoroc on Friday night.

King is averaging 12.9 yards a carry through two games as the Western Kentucky University commitment scored on runs of 1, 34, 37, 48 and 57 yards in the romp last weekend.

"Well, it was a big game because I have been going 100 percent the entire time," King said. "I'm 100 percent all out all the time, no plays off. I think that's really helped me this year with not taking any plays off.

"It felt great because my line blocked and it was a great game."

King said he has been "trying to show" the best leadership for some of the younger players while also producing on the field. He had 399 yards rushing and seven TDs in two games for Fort Meade.

"We're off to a good start but we've all worked so hard," he said. "We just want to keep working."

KIng, who scored 14 TDs as a junior, picked Western Kentucky in July over Colorado State, South Florida and several others. He said he talks to the WKU coaches all the time.

"I'm doing what I need to do, talking and trying to build relationships," he said. "I'm very excited about it."

King said he was watching the WKU win over Vanderbilt on Thursday night and "just smiled."

"It shows I made a really good decision,"he said.


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