Do you have an All-America list? If so, you should probably go ahead and plug in Desmond King at first team cornerback on your list. All the cool kids are doing it.
Desmond King has earned unanimous Consensus All-American honors, our 23rd Consensus All-American | #Hawkeyes pic.twitter.com/mlk3wXRfa8— Hawkeye Football (@HawkeyeFootball) December 16, 2015
Congrats, Desmond! King has been picking up All-America honors with startling regularity since the regular season ended and now it's official: he's a consensus All-American -- and a unanimous consensus All-American, to boot. All-America selectors love them some King. As we've pointed out on more than a few occasions already this year, there are certainly plenty of reasons to appreciate King's tremendous play this season.
And in case you were wondering, here's a full breakdown of Iowa football's previous consensus All-Americans:
King becomes the 8th different Hawkeye under Kirk Ferentz to earn consensus All-America honors. He's just the second defender to do so (after Adrian Clayborn in 2010) and the first defensive back (Bob Sanders regrettably never earned more than second-team All-America consideration during his storied Iowa career). In fact, King is the first Iowa defensive back to ever earn consensus All-America honors and the first Iowa defensive back to earn first-team All-America consideration since Merton Hanks in 1990.
Anyhow, congrats to King. It's been a helluva season to remember.