Named to first team all-WAC...participated in the Casino Del Sol Bowl all-star game...played and started 12 games at linebacker...second on the team in tackles with 103 including 13.0 for loss...led the team with 70 solo tackles...ranked seventh in the WAC and 57th nationally averaging 8.6 tackles per game...tied for second on team with 4.5 sacks, which ranked 10th in the WAC...ranked fifth in the WAC and 59th nationally in tackles for loss...tied for team-lead with three interceptions, which tied for eighth in the WAC...also had three fumble recoveries, which tied for the WAC lead, and one forced fumble...career-high 12 tackles against UNLV (Sept. 17), New Mexico State (Oct. 22), and Nevada (Nov. 12)...had nine tackles including 1.5 for loss and an interception at Idaho (Oct. 29), earning the WAC Defensive Player of the Week award.
Started 10 games and played in all 14 at MAC linebacker...ranked third on the team with 83 tackles, including 9.5 for loss...tied for team lead with 5.0 sacks...also had three interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns against San Jose State (Nov. 20) and at New Mexico State (Nov. 27)...had two picks against SJSU while earning WAC Defensive Player of the Week honors...had two sacks vs. Charleston Southern (Sept. 25)...recorded eight tackles and forced two fumbles against Tulsa in the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl (Dec. 24)...career-high nine tackles in win over Nevada (Oct. 16)...finished with six pass break-ups and three quarterback hurries on the year.
Played in the first three games of the season as a backup linebacker and defensive back...made seven solo tackles...had one sack for a loss of 11 yards against Central Arkansas (Sept. 4)...earned a medical hardship.
A 2007 graduate of Puyallup High School in Washington...lettered two years in both football and wrestling...named first-team all-league and all-area as a running back and safety...as a senior in wrestling, placed third at the state meet in the 189-pound weight division...played for the Tsunami's Rugby team which advanced to the national tournament, where they placed sixth...also selected to the Northwest all-star team and the U-20 National Team in rugby.
Born in Spokane, Wash...majoring in sociology...has one brother, Brynsen, who plays for Eastern Washington...parents are Donna Mutch and Ernest King of Puyallup, Wash.