Tavarres King
WR #12
Height:
6-1
Weight:
200
Age:
27
College:
Georgia
Hometown:
Cornelia, GA
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
16
YDS
170
AVG
10.6
TDS
1

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 5th-round (161st pick overall) draft choice by the Denver Broncos in 2013…Waived by Denver on Aug. 31, 2013…Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Sept. 1, 2013…Signed to Denver’s active roster on Oct. 15, 2013…Waived by Denver on Oct. 19, 2013…Awarded off waivers to the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013…Waived by Carolina on Aug. 30, 2014…Signed to Carolina’s practice squad on Aug. 31, 2014…Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 16, 2014…Released by Jacksonville on Oct. 25, 2014…Signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on Oct. 28, 2014…Signed to Tampa Bay’s active roster on Dec. 16, 2014…Released by Tampa Bay on Sept. 4, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 30, 2015…Signed to a reserve/future contract by the Giants on Jan. 5, 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    King played in 9 regular-season games - 2 for the 2014 Buccaneers and 7 for the 2016 Giants – and in 1 postseason game. He has 4 receptions for 63 yards (15.8-yard avg.) in the regular-season, and 3 catches for 73 yards (24.3-yard avg.) and a touchdown in the postseason.
-    In 2016, King played in 7 regular-season games and 1 postseason game in his first season with the Giants…Was inactive for 9 games…Played in each of the first 5 games at wide receiver and/or on special teams, but did not have a reception…Caught 2 passes for 50 yards – a 6-yarder vs. Cincinnati (11/14), and a 44-yarder at Washington (1/1) that set up Robbie Gould’s game-winning field goal…In the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8), had 3 catches for a team-high 73 yards, and scored the Giants’ only touchdown on a 41-yard pass from Eli Manning in the 3rd quarter. It was his first career touchdown…King became the 9th different player to catch a Manning postseason touchdown pass
-    In 2014, King played in 2 games for the Buccaneers: vs. Green Bay (12/21) and vs. New Orleans (12/28)…He caught 2 passes for 13 yards vs. the Saints…Also spent 4 games on Jacksonville’s active roster, but was inactive in each.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 56 games with 39 starts at Georgia from 2008-12…Finished his career with 136 receptions for 2,602 yards, and 21 touchdowns…As a senior, played in 14 games with 12 starts and totaled 42 receptions for 950 yards, and 9 touchdowns…As a junior in 2011, played in 14 games with 13 starts, and recorded 47 receptions for 705 yards, and 8 touchdowns…As a sophomore, played in 12 games with 5 starts and posted 27 receptions for 504 yards, and 3 touchdowns…As a redshirt freshman in 2009, played in 12 games with 9 starts, and 18 receptions for 377 yards, and 1 touchdown...Played in 4 games as a freshman in 2008, and registered 2 receptions for 66 yards before redshirting.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Served as Play 60 Ambassador adopting Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J...motivating the students, every week for a month, to get active and play outside followed by a large field day celebration...Led a Play 60 clinic at Memorial Middle School in Woodland Park, NJ, encouraging kids to get active for 60 minutes a day... Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Unloaded turkeys at the Food Bank for NYC and served a nutritious dinner to those in need at the Community Kitchen in Harlem...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.

PERSONAL:
-    Attended Habersham Central High School in Mount Airy, Ga., where he finished his career with 207 receptions for 3,726 yards and 37 touchdowns
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 5th-round (161st pick overall) draft choice by the Denver Broncos in 2013…Waived by Denver on Aug. 31, 2013…Signed to Denver’s practice squad on Sept. 1, 2013…Signed to Denver’s active roster on Oct. 15, 2013…Waived by Denver on Oct. 19, 2013…Awarded off waivers to the Carolina Panthers on Oct. 21, 2013…Waived by Carolina on Aug. 30, 2014…Signed to Carolina’s practice squad on Aug. 31, 2014…Signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sept. 16, 2014…Released by Jacksonville on Oct. 25, 2014…Signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ practice squad on Oct. 28, 2014…Signed to Tampa Bay’s active roster on Dec. 16, 2014…Released by Tampa Bay on Sept. 4, 2015…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 30, 2015…Signed to a reserve/future contract by the Giants on Jan. 5, 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    King played in 9 regular-season games - 2 for the 2014 Buccaneers and 7 for the 2016 Giants – and in 1 postseason game. He has 4 receptions for 63 yards (15.8-yard avg.) in the regular-season, and 3 catches for 73 yards (24.3-yard avg.) and a touchdown in the postseason.
-    In 2016, King played in 7 regular-season games and 1 postseason game in his first season with the Giants…Was inactive for 9 games…Played in each of the first 5 games at wide receiver and/or on special teams, but did not have a reception…Caught 2 passes for 50 yards – a 6-yarder vs. Cincinnati (11/14), and a 44-yarder at Washington (1/1) that set up Robbie Gould’s game-winning field goal…In the NFC Wild Card Game at Green Bay (1/8), had 3 catches for a team-high 73 yards, and scored the Giants’ only touchdown on a 41-yard pass from Eli Manning in the 3rd quarter. It was his first career touchdown…King became the 9th different player to catch a Manning postseason touchdown pass
-    In 2014, King played in 2 games for the Buccaneers: vs. Green Bay (12/21) and vs. New Orleans (12/28)…He caught 2 passes for 13 yards vs. the Saints…Also spent 4 games on Jacksonville’s active roster, but was inactive in each.

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 56 games with 39 starts at Georgia from 2008-12…Finished his career with 136 receptions for 2,602 yards, and 21 touchdowns…As a senior, played in 14 games with 12 starts and totaled 42 receptions for 950 yards, and 9 touchdowns…As a junior in 2011, played in 14 games with 13 starts, and recorded 47 receptions for 705 yards, and 8 touchdowns…As a sophomore, played in 12 games with 5 starts and posted 27 receptions for 504 yards, and 3 touchdowns…As a redshirt freshman in 2009, played in 12 games with 9 starts, and 18 receptions for 377 yards, and 1 touchdown...Played in 4 games as a freshman in 2008, and registered 2 receptions for 66 yards before redshirting.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Served as Play 60 Ambassador adopting Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J...motivating the students, every week for a month, to get active and play outside followed by a large field day celebration...Led a Play 60 clinic at Memorial Middle School in Woodland Park, NJ, encouraging kids to get active for 60 minutes a day... Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Unloaded turkeys at the Food Bank for NYC and served a nutritious dinner to those in need at the Community Kitchen in Harlem...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support.

PERSONAL:
-    Attended Habersham Central High School in Mount Airy, Ga., where he finished his career with 207 receptions for 3,726 yards and 37 touchdowns
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 20 233 11.7 44 1 2 3 1.5 11 0 0 0
2017 NYG 7 3 16 170 10.6 27 1 2 3 1.5 11 0 -- --
2016 NYG 7 0 2 50 25 44 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 TB 2 0 2 13 6.5 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 JAC 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 0 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @DAL L 3-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @DEN W 23-10 1 7 7 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SEA L 7-24 1 1 1 1 0 1 -8 -8 -8 0 -- --
9 LA L 17-51 3 33 11 14 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @SF L 21-31 2 22 11 15 0 1 11 11 11 0 -- --
11 KC W 12-9 3 48 16 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @WAS L 10-20 2 36 18 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @OAK L 17-24 4 23 5.8 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 DAL L 10-30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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