Phil King (American football)

Phil King
Date of birth (1936-06-22)June 22, 1936
Place of birth Dyersburg, Tennessee
Date of death January 1973 (age 36)
Place of death Memphis, Tennessee
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Vanderbilt
NFL draft 1958 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Career history
As player
1958–1963 New York Giants
1964 Pittsburgh Steelers
1965–1966 Minnesota Vikings
Career stats

Philip Edgar King (born June 22, 1936 January 1973) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the New York Giants, Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Minnesota Vikings. He played college football at Vanderbilt University and was drafted in the first round (twelfth overall) of the 1958 NFL Draft. Nicknamed "The Chief" due to his Native American heritage. Wore number 24.

Phil King died January 1973 (36 years old), victim of an accidental shooting accident while cleaning his gun in a hotel room.

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