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J.D. King Named Backup Running Back for Tulsa Game



True freshman running back J.D. King has been named the backup running back for Oklahoma State to start the season against Tulsa next Thursday, a source told Pistols Firing.

King won the job to backup Justice Hill to begin the season over fellow freshman Chuba Hubbard and a pair of redshirt freshmen in Ja’Ron Wilson and LD Brown.

King, an under-the-radar recruit from Fitzgerald, Georgia, rushed for just shy of 6,000 yards and scored 69 total touchdowns in his illustrious high school career — all of which he amassed in a three-year span.

The 5-foot-11, 205-pound tailback has garnered buzz in the preseason for his speed and ability to pass block from many, including All-American running back Justice Hill.

“He’s pretty much like me, except he’s a little bit bigger,” Hill said of King recently. “He runs hard, and he knows how to pass block.”

This is not a huge surprise as Gundy has raved about his young running backs in recent weeks. This is a development we thought would come to fruition, and it has.

“That’s going to be a special position for us over the next three or four years,” Gundy said at a recent Cowboy Caravan in Tulsa.

With a true sophomore and true freshman 1-2 punch lined up for the beginning of the year, I’d say that’s already started.

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