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Marquette King Issues Bold Challenge to NFL Bettors

Marquette King Issues Bold Challenge to NFL Bettors

Former NFL star and current UFL star Marquette King has thrown down the gauntlet to NFL gamblers. The 35-year-old Arlington Renegades punter took to Twitter, sharing a video of himself betting in the UFL and issuing a bold challenge, stating, “You can’t tell me there are 32 gamblers better than me. All-UFL Punter in a league where gambling ain’t easy! I’m gonna be manifesting for another NFL team soon… btw, what was the problem?”

King’s resume speaks for itself. A proud alumnus of Fort Valley State University, King’s collegiate career was nothing short of spectacular. In his senior year, he was named All-First-team Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and was the 2011 FVSU Wildcats Most Valuable Player. With an average of 43 yards per punt, 21 of which came inside the opponents’ 20-yard line, and 16 punts that sailed 50 yards or more, King quickly distinguished himself as a superior prospect.

Despite going undrafted in 2012, King was signed by the then-Oakland Raiders. During his time with the Raiders from 2012-2017, he became one of the most entertaining and effective punters in the league. However, his career took a sharp turn when he was fired in a move he attributed to animosity from then-coach Jon Gruden. He briefly joined the Denver Broncos, but his stint lasted just four games and he has not punted in the NFL since 2018.

Fast forward to 2024, and King has further proven his worth in the United Football League (UFL). Playing for the Arlington Renegades, he had an outstanding season, averaging a league-high 48.5 yards per punt. His performance earned him an All-UFL selection, with nine punts landing inside the 20-yard line and five touchbacks. King’s consistency and ability to perform under pressure once again highlighted his elite skills and readiness for a potential return to the NFL.

King’s recent tweet does more than just showcase his talent; it challenges the status quo of NFL punting. By stating, “You can’t tell me there are 32 punters better than me,” King not only cements his place among the elite, but also challenges NFL teams to rethink their current punting rosters as the start of the season approaches.

The video attached to his tweet shows King effortlessly launching the ball with precision and power, reminiscent of his prime in the NFL. One thing is for sure: Marquette King is far from done, and he could very well end up on an NFL team’s roster.