|Hometown:||Plant City, Fla.|
|High School:||Plant City|
Sedrick King enters the 2017 season looking to compete for more significant playing time in the Huskers’ new 3-4 defensive scheme. A Florida native, the 6-4, 245-pound King has been a reserve defensive end the past two seasons, before making the move to outside linebacker this spring.
King was a reserve defensive end and saw action in eight games. King finished with four assisted tackles, including two against Tennessee in the Music City Bowl and single tackles against Fresno State and Wyoming.
2015 (Redshirt Freshman)
King was a reserve at defensive end, and appeared in Nebraska wins over South Alabama and Minnesota. He did not have a tackle.
King redshirted in his first season with the Huskers.
Before Nebraska (Plant City HS)
King emerged during his senior season at Plant City High School for Coach Wayne Ward. King exhibited great speed off the edge and finished the season with 50 tackles, including 11 tackles for loss and six sacks. He had an impressive 30 quarterback hurries, along with two interceptions and two fumble recoveries, helping his team to an 8-3 record and a trip to the Class 7A state playoffs.
King began his junior season splitting time between safety and linebacker before settling into a spot in the front seven. He made 35 tackles as a junior, including five sacks. King also saw action as a sophomore, posting eight tackles and a sack for a 7-3 team. King was regarded as one of the top 65 defensive ends in the nation according to the 247 Sports composite rankings. King also visited Central Florida before choosing the Huskers, and had offers from Florida Atlantic, Florida International, Louisville, Marshall, Memphis, South Florida, Rutgers, Wake Forest and West Virginia.
The son of Kita and Sedrick King Sr., Sedrick Jr. was born on May 27, 1996. He is majoring in economics. King has volunteered his time with Uplifting Athletes and local hospital visits as part of Nebraska’s community outreach efforts.
King's Career Statistics
Games Played--10, 2 in 2015, 8 in 2016
Tackles--4 AT in 2016
Single-Game Tackle High--2 vs. Tennessee, 2016 Music City Bowl