21 Darnell King
Darnell  King


Tampa, FL

High School:
Gaither HS

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 155




Former FAU Men’s Soccer Standout Suits up for the Rowdies

Former FAU Men’s Soccer Standout Suits up for the Rowdies


Former FAU Star Darnell King Moves to Tampa Bay Rowdies

After three seasons with the Strikers, King will begin playing with the Tampa Bay Rowdies


King Notches First Professional Goal and Assist in Strikers' Tie

Former FAU star has big hand in 3-3 draw


FAU Has 189 Student-Athletes Achieve 3.0 GPA or Greater in Spring Semester

Ten student-athletes were named to the President's List, 19 student-athletes received Dean's List recognition


King Earns Start in Strikers' Second Game

Match ends in scoreless tie

Darnell King Photo Gallery

Junior (2010): Played in 16 games and started in 12...Led the Owls in points (10), goals (4), assists (2), shots (36) and shots on goal (14)...scored the game winning goal against FGCU (10/19)...received Mid-America Conference Second Team All-Conference honors.

Sophomore (2009): Led FAU in scoring with six goals and three assists (15 points)...appeared in 15 games and started 13...scored a season-high two goals in loss to Buffalo (10/30)...scored the game-winning goal in the victory over Florida Gulf Coast (9/7)...named to the NSCAA All-Region team after the season.

Freshman (2008): Made an immediate impact in the Owl's starting lineup with 18 starts...played in all 19 matches at the forward position...scored first collegiate goal in win at Jacksonville (9/7)...scored game-winning goal in a 1-0 decision at UCF (11/1)...tied for team lead with two assists at Jacksonville (9/7) and at Northern Illinois (9/26)...took 17 total shots during his first season as an Owl.

High School: Played three years for head coach Eric Simms at Gaither High School...scored 27 goals and had 17 assists...broke school record with 71 points...selected to the Hillsborough County All-Star team...named first team all county...scholar athlete.

Personal: Exercise science major...son of Timothy King and Rene Richardson...has one sister Danielle and a brother, Tyrese...born on Sept. 23, 1990, in Tampa, FL...enjoys basketball in free time.


Season GP Goals Assists Points Shots Shot% SOG SOG% GWG PK-Att
2008 19 2 2 6 17 .118 7 .412 1 0-0
2009 15 6 3 15 30 .200 13 .433 1 0-0
2010 16 4 2 10 36 .111 14 .389 1 0-0
TOTAL 50 12 7 31 83 .145 34 .41 2 0-0
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