News From Terre Haute, Indiana

August 3, 2013

ISU safety Larry King to miss season due to knee injury

The Tribune-Star

TERRE HAUTE — Indiana State defensive back Larry King has been lost for the season due to a torn ACL.

King suffered the injury during ISU’s first day of practice Thursday. Once swelling went down he undewent a magnetic resonance imaging test that revealed the tear.

ISU coach Mike Sanford learned the news Saturday morning.

“Just kind of a freak thing. Planted in a weird way as he was being blocked. No one hit him,” Sanford said. “It’s a tragedy for him and a tragedy for us because he’s a really good football player and leader. When a warrior goes down, somebody else has to step up.”

King was an All-Missouri Valley Football Conference honorable mention selection in 2012, ranking fourth on ISU with 57 tackles. He also had three interceptions.

King was a redshirt in 2009 so he would have to petition the NCAA for a sixth year of eligibility to continue his football career at ISU.