Slated as the backup to Brian Smith at strong safety heading into the fall ? Has good speed and cover ability ? Key special teams contributor ? Has played in 39 career games.
1999: Reserve defensive back, who played in every game of the season on special teams ? Also saw some action at strong safety ? Had five tackles on the year ? Recorded a pair of tackles in NCAA first round victory at Furman ? Made a pass breakup against Connecticut ? Had one tackle against Rhode Island ? Made two tackles against Hofstra.
1998: Backup strong safety, who saw a good deal of action as a member of the special teams ? Played in every game on the season ? Had 13 tackles on the year, nine of them solo and one for loss ? Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for a touchdown at Hofstra ??Also had three tackles in the Hofstra game, one for a 14-yard loss ? Named the ESPN / USA Today National Co-Special Teams Player of the Week following the Hofstra game ??Had two unassisted tackles at both Delaware and Richmond.
1997: Saw action in all 11 games at defensive back ? Registered 21 tackles, 11 of them solo ? Made a career-high five tackles (three solo) against Hofstra ? Recorded four tackles against UNH ? Had three tackles at Maine ? Posted three tackles against UConn.
Before UMass: Played defensive back and wide receiver for John Barr at Downingtown (Pa.) High School ? Made two interceptions during his senior season ? Averaged 30 yards per kickoff return and 14 yards per punt return, taking two back for touchdowns ? Named first team All-Chesmont League and Philadelphia Daily News second team All-Area at defensive back during his senior season ? Also selected Philadelphia Daily News honorable mention All-Area at wide receiver as a senior ? Team captain in his senior year ? Team went 13-1 during his junior campaign.
Personal: Full name is Bryan Charles King ? Son of John and Ruth King ? Born May 11, 1978 in Philadelphia, Pa. ? Majoring in Sport Management.
King?s Defensive Statistics