Tuesday January 5th, 2016

Iowa cornerback Desmond King will forgo the NFL draft and return to the Hawkeyes for his senior year, reports the Daily Iowan’s Danny Payne.

In his junior season, King had eight interceptions, which tied an Iowa record from 1981. He also recorded 72 total tackles, 13 pass breakups and had 21 passes defended.

For his stellar performance in 2015, King was granted the Jack Tatum Award, which is presented to the top defensive back in the country. He was also named the Big Ten’s defensive back of the year, as well as the only unanimous choice as a first team All-Big Ten defender.

King broke up one pass and recorded five tackles in his team’s 45–16 loss to Stanford in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1.

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Iowa finished the 2015 season with a 12–2 record after dropping its final two games of the campaign.

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