Chargers DB Desmond King named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

King me!

Los Angeles Chargers defensive back Desmond King was named the AFC Defensive Player of the Week, the league announced on Wednesday.

It’s the first-such accolade for the second-year pro out of Iowa.

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During last Sunday’s 25-17 win vs. Seattle, King picked off his third pass of the season and returned it 42 yards for a score, his second-career Pick-6. King also recorded three tackles as the Chargers won their fifth-straight game.

On the year, King has 20 stops, two tackles for a loss and has also returned 23 kicks for the

King recorded his third interception since Week 6, this one coming in timely fashion in the fourth quarter as the Detroit, Mich., native returned it 42 yards for his second career interception return for a touchdown. King added three tackles and returned six kicks (4 PR, 2 KR) to help seal the fifth straight win for the 6-2 Chargers.