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Former Maryland receiver Nigel King transfers to Kansas

Former Maryland wide receiver Nigel King has transferred to Kansas, according to multiple reports and the player's Twitter page.

King already graduated, so he will be eligible to play immediately as long as he enters into a graduate program that is not offered at Maryland.

The 6-foot-3, 210-pound King had 33 catches for 450 yards and four touchdowns as a sophomore last season. But the Terps deep at wide receiver, and King was set to enter preseason camp as a backup.

King will compete for one of Kansas' two outside receiver jobs.

Senior Tony Pierson had 24 catches for 333 yards in seven games last year, but fellow first-team receiver Justin McCay finished with just nine catches for 84 yards and one touchdown.

King begins preseason practice listed as the backup to Pierson on the Jayhawks’ depth chart, according to the Kansas City Star.

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