|Birth Date:||Oct. 17, 1990|
|Hometown:||Stone Mountain, Ga.|
A mid-season injury halted what was turning into a promising
freshman season, and surgery kept Jerry sidelined throughout spring
drills...anxious to return to action, he should see playing time at
the middle linebacker position...has great instincts on the
field...talented young player with an extremely bright future in
purple and gold.
AT TECH (In 2009): Jerry was off to a solid first season for the Golden Eagles when he was sidelined by an injury...finished with 21 total tackles in just five games...had five stops against Kansas State and a career-high 10 tackles at UT Martin...also recorded 1.5 tackles-for-loss in the win over the Skyhawks...forced a fumble at Eastern Illinois.
HIGH SCHOOL: One of two signees who were teammates at Dunwoody High School (along with LB Blake Adams), Jerry was a first-team all-Dekalb County selection as a junior after gaining honorable mention as a sophomore...injury limited him to just four games as a senior, yet he still had 64 total tackles, four tackles-for-loss, three sacks and caused one fumble...junior season also netted him Defensive MVP honors at his high school, as well as the Offensive Lineman Award while being named the first-team all-area and All-Northside...named to the Atlanta Journal Constitution “Juniors to Watch” list in 2007, he was a four-year letterman in both football and track & field, and served as team captain of both squad...in the shot put he finished third in the state as a junior while setting the school record of 54-feet, and took first place in the region as both a junior and senior...as a sophomore he won the team’s Linebacker Award, and as a freshman won the Coaches’ Award...during 2007 he had 111 total tackles, including 11 tackles-for-loss...also had three quarterback sacks, forced two fumbles and had two interceptions.
PERSONAL: The son of Jerry and Catherine King...birthday October 17, 1990...full name is Jerry Wayne King, Jr.,...majoring in biology.