When former Michigan State wide receiver Macgarret Kings Jr.’s playing days were over for the Spartans, it might not have dawned on him that his football career might be over. However, a year removed from Michigan State – and a year removed from football – Kings still refuses to let football be taken from him.
Last night, Kings posted a photo on Instagram featuring himself holding a cardboard sign outside the Miami Dolphins facility in his native Florida. Kings went on to explain in the caption that he was ready to get back to the game he loved and missed and would do anything to play again.
A lot of nights I stared at my ceiling asking God: why me? Is it my talent? Do I have the right connections? What is it Lord? When all along he just wanted me to come back to the root of it all – which is HIM! We tend to lose sight of GOD when we are at a high point in life & forget to glorify HIS name and thank HIM for all the blessings HE has already blessed us with on our journey of obtaining success. For a full year the Lord took the game that I have loved since the age of 3, to remind me that without HIM I wouldn't even be the gifted player that I am today! While I was off the map HE took away my pride, HE humbled me, & made me a light for others! Now that I am back and reincarnated, IM READY FOR WHATEVER! My faith in GOD is at a FOREVER all time high! I'll do whatever it takes to live out my lifelong dream of being an NFL player. If I have to come in front of this facility everyday I WILL! I'll compete against WHOEVER, WHEREVER, & WHENEVER cuz I know I got GOD got my back! I'll compete against ya grandma if she get out there and line it up! I'M BACK AND READY TO WALK INTO WHATEVER GOD HAS FOR ME! #TagRepost #Hungry #Humble #GodsChild #NotAStunt #ThisIsRealLife #ForTheLoveOfTheGame #MKJ #ReturnOfTheKing #Forces
“What led me to this decision was my faith in the Lord and knowing what my purpose of being here was,” says Kings on what lead him to do this. “I know he didn’t bless me with the talent for nothing but I used my talent with negative energy not being that leader and that light that he wanted me to be, also I was keeping my forces together! I never stopped training for football because it’s my heart and soul it’s what I’ve been doing since the age of 3 it’s like second nature to me, so I stayed prepared!”
Kings was always a solid pair of hands for Michigan State, as well as an entertaining and elusive ball carrier. The 5’10”, 192-pound Kings collected 116 catches for 1461 yards and nine touchdowns while earning four letters. Kings’ resume also includes two Big Ten championships, championships in both the 100th Rose Bowl and the 2014 Goodyear Cotton Bowl as well as a playoff berth in the 2015 Cotton Bowl.
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