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Nittany Lions in the NFL: DL and DB

August, 23, 2012
Cameron WakeScott Boehm/Getty ImagesAfter a tour in the CFL, Cameron Wake has turned into a pass-rushing threat with the Miami Dolphins.
NittanyNation takes a look at every Penn State player currently playing in the NFL -- where they are, what their role is and what their careers have looked like.

NittanyNation will look at defensive linemen and defensive backs this afternoon and already glanced at linebackers and punters this morning.

Justin King, CB, Indianapolis Colts
Height/weight/age: 5-11/197/25
Role: Backup
PSU career: A highly-touted prospect who, like Derrick Williams, contributed solidly but never quite lived up to his elite billing. King declared for the draft after his junior season. King had 49 tackles in his final season with Penn State along with two interceptions.
NFL career: Drafted in the fourth round in 2008. Played 35 games for the St. Louis Rams before signing with Indianapolis. Tore a ligament his rookie season but rebounded by seeing time in eight games in 2010. He started 12 games last season with 58 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble. King had six tackles in Week 1 of the preseason.

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