PHILADELPHIA - Shortly after the conclusion of the NFL Draft, tight end and captain of the 2014 Penn Football team, Mitch King recieved an invitation from the Green Bay Packers to attend their three-day rookie mini-camp beginning on Thursday.
King was a three-year letterwinner for the Quakers and played in all but three games over the last three seasons. He played in every game for the 2012 Ivy League championship team and finished with 14 career receptions for 174 yards and five touchdowns. The Essex, Conn., native also excelled as akey blocker for the second-best passing offense in the Ivy League, and protected quarterback Alek Torgersen who finished with the second-best offensive season in school history.
King is the second Penn player to earn a chance at making an NFL roster. Former teammate and captain from that 2012 title team, Brandon Copeland, signed with the Detroit Lions earlier this spring.