#FootballFriday Flashback: Robert Morris’ Pass-catching King

Shadrae King - 3x all-NEC TE

Shadrae King – 3x all-NEC TE

On this #FootballFriday, we remember a man who was arguably the greatest pass-catching tight end in Northeast Conference history.

Robert Morris alumnus Shadrae King enjoyed a fulfilling career in Moon Township. Playing under the tutelage of former NFL tight end Joe Walton, King flourished to the tune of three consecutive all-NEC selections.

King graduated as, and still remains, Robert Morris’ all-time program leader in career receptions (145). He ended his career by making at least one catch in 30 straight games, another RMU program record.

His finest season came in 2010 when he helped Robert Morris to its first-ever FCS playoff appearance and earned All-America honors from three organizations, including the Associated Press and STATS Inc (formerly The Sports Network), for his efforts.

He totaled 43 receptions for 531 yards in 2010, both league-leading marks for a tight end. His seven receiving touchdowns were second-most on the overall leader board.

In a 2010 NCAA FCS playoff game at North Dakota State, King made five catches for 68 yards.

And, don’t let all of his receiving accolades fool you. He could block well, too. King was part of a unit that helped spring Myles Russ loose for 4,271 rushing yards (sixth most in NEC career history).

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