Jim Thorpe winner Desmond King to return to Iowa for senior year

Desmond King tied the Hawkeye single-season record with eight interceptions in 2015.

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With the national championship game looming, the run on college players declaring for the NFL Draft started long ago. Some teams are getting good news, however. The Iowa Hawkeyes learned that star cornerback and Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King will be returning to school for his senior season:

King’s mother, Yvette Powell, spoke with the Daily Iowan who broke the story:

With the Hawkeyes getting the consensus All-American back, it will bolster their chances significantly of repeating as Big Ten West champions.

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