Fitzgerald FB has two 200-yard games

Eddie Senkbeil 


J.D. King, a junior fullback from Fitzgerald, is unofficially the state’s leading rusher after two games, and it’s no huge surprise.
 
King rushed for 1,559 yards last season and averaged 152.5 yards in Fitzgerald’s four playoff games. He has topped 200 yards in each of his first two games in 2015.
 
King has good speed. He was the Region 1-AA champion in the 200 meters and runner-up in the 100 and was the third leg of the state runner-up 4×100 relay team. He had a 10-foot-8 broad jump at Dawg Night this summer.
 
“He’s really an explosive, physical runner,” Fitzgerald coach Jason Strickland said. “He’s also a great student, one of the best character kids I have been around.”
 
King and Mount Paran Christian RB Taylor Trammell are the newest members of the POY Watch, which is still headed by Lanier’s Derrick Brown, the state’s No. 1 college prospect.
 
7. FB J.D. King, Fitzgerald: King rushed for 217 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in a 29-7 victory over Heard County. King rushed for 239 yards in the opener, a 48-27 victory over Worth County. His 456 rushing yards in two games are believed to be the most in the state. King rushed for 1,559 yards last season. He has an offer from Georgia Southern.
 
Courtesy of GHSFD

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