King, Moses - Football, 2004

King, a native Savannahian, attended Woodville (later named Tompkins) High School where he played football, basketball, and ran track. He was a starter on all of the teams and competed on the Woodville Championship 440-Relay team in 1955 at Fort Valley. He had many scholarship offers to attend college, but chose to stay home and play at Savannah State University. At Savannah State, King played football, basketball, baseball and ran track; and was coached by John Myles. In football, he was a running back, defensive back, and punter. He played as guard in basketball and primarily pitched in baseball. King was also an outstanding track athlete. He was a member of the SSU football team that won the Southeastern Athletics Conference Championship. He was an outstanding athlete and excelled academically. King has also made significant contributions to the community. In 2001, he was the recipient of the Sixth Joseph turner Merit Award, given to an individual who was a great athlete, outstanding student, and man of good character. Other awards King has received include: All-City and All-State honors at Woodville, All-Conference in SSU basketball, All-Conference in football two consecutive years.

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