Senior Sedrick King earned his first significant playing time with Nebraska during the 2017 season. King played in seven games last fall and made three starts at outside linebacker. The 6-4, 235-pound King is again expected to contend for action at outside linebacker this season, but missed spring ball while rehabilitating from injury.
King lined up at defensive end in a 4-3 scheme in his first two years in the program before transitioning to outside linebacker in a 3-4 system. King is an economics major and is on track to graduate in December of 2018.
King had his most productive season in 2017. After appearing in 10 games and recording four tackles in his first two seasons combined, King saw action in seven games as a junior, registering 14 tackles, including his first two career tackles for loss. Each of his 14 tackles came during Big Ten play.
King earned his first career start in the conference opener with Rutgers, although he did not record a tackle. The next week at Illinois, he posted a then-career-high three tackles. After making a solo stop against No. 9 Wisconsin, King produced a career effort against No. 9 Ohio State. He tallied seven tackles against the Buckeyes – one shy of his career total entering the game – and recorded his first career TFL. He added another tackle for loss the next week at Minnesota. King wrapped up his junior season with a pair of tackles against Iowa, his third game of the year with multiple tackles.
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 has volunteered his time with the Nebraska Football Road Race and local hospital visits.