Father provided Army LB King motivation to serve his country
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Father provided Army LB King motivation to serve his country

AFAN: Air Force, Army, Navy newsletter on Black Knights' Andrew King and his father

Photo: Andrew King (11) leads the Black Knights in tackles. Below, photos with his father at Yankee Stadium for the 2010 Army-Notre Dame game and at West Point.

Army West Point linebacker Andrew King eyes an offensive backfield with laser-focus, similar to Mike Singletary’s stare with the 1980s Chicago Bears. Not much gets past the Black Knights’ leading tackler.

King’s knack for observation dates at least as far back to age 7 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorists attacks in New York. His father Rhonny King, then a New York Police Department sergeant and now a lieutenant, was a first-responder on that tragic day of chaos. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego, Chargers.com, Rivals.com, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

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