Hall of Fame Class of 1998
Football (1974 to 1976)
Linden King, known by his middle name of Keith when he played at CSU, was a standout football player at Air Academy High School in Colorado Springs who came to CSU in 1973. As a member of the tough Sark Arslanian defense of the mid-1970s, King earned All-WAC honors as a defensive back in his senior year of 1976. He also led the Rams in pass interceptions in 1976 and played in the Blue-Grey and Senior Bowls his final year at CSU.
King was selected in the third round of the 1977 NFL draft by the San Diego Chargers where he played nine seasons before moving on to play for the Raiders for four years. While in the NFL, King was known by his given first name of Linden. He recorded a career of eight interceptions for 118 yards in the NFL before retiring after the 1989 season. King also tried his hand at acting appearing in the 1989 motion picture Worth Winning.
- CSU All-Century Team (1992)
- Recorded 23 QB sacks in NFL
- All-Conference UPI (1975)
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