Eastern Michigan signs defensive lineman named Lion King
Southfield, Mich. native Lion King Conaway has legally changed his name to simply Lion King, Eastern Michigan clarifies.
Yes, that's the name: Lion King. Per his EMU bio, Lion King is the son of parents Rudy and Diane Conaway, but has ... well, just read our favorite tweet of the day:
Also, EMU athletics informs me that Lion King Conaway has legally changed his name to simply Lion King— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) February 5, 2014
King once told his student newspaper that he liked the name -- which, after the legal name change, seems pretty obvious in retrospect.
Lion King DL 6-4 205 Fr.-Fr. Southfield, Mich.-Southfield
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Southfield High School in Southfield, Mich...Played under Head Coach Tim Conley as a Blue Jay...Part of a team that finished 7-0 in league play and 7-3 overall in 2013...Ranked as the 129th-best player in the state of Michigan...Returned a fumble 27 yards for a touchdown against Bloomfield Hills...PERSONAL: Son of Diane and Rudy Conaway.
King and the rest of first-year coach Chris Creighton's initial recruiting class have a mountain to climb to get the Eagles back to respectability. But even if it doesn't happen, hey, you know what they say: MACuna matata**.
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