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Penn State Football CB Kalen King Named ‘Player to Watch’ Across College Football

Kalen King figures to play a starring role in the Penn State Football secondary in 2023, and is quickly garnering national preseason recognition.

King, 5-foot-11 and 188 pounds, will aim to replace 2023 second-round NFL Draft pick Joey Porter Jr. in the Nittany Lions‘ defensive backfield this fall.

Ahead of King‘s sophomore season, 247 Sports listed the Detroit native as one of College Football’s ‘Rising Stars’ for the 2023 season:

The other cornerback opposite Joey Porter in 2022, Kalen King might end up being better than Porter by the time he finishes his Penn State career. In fact, King is already on the short list of the best cornerbacks in college football. A 247Sports True Freshman All-American in 2021, King made a huge jump last season. He picked off three times as many passes (3 INTs) than touchdowns he allowed (1). He also held opposing quarterbacks to a 45.8 completion percentage despite drawing a high volume of targets playing across from Porter.

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