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Wild, confrontational, charismatic and stubborn, Terrence "TK" King (Mehcad Brooks) is the New York Hawks' star wide receiver and Coach Purnell's biggest headache. Though a gifted player, TK is something of a loose cannon, with a violent temper, serious authority issues, and a nasty habit of dropping the ball. When his off-the-field antics grow out of control, TK is sent to Dr. Dani to work through his issues, and with her help, manages to make some positive steps, both on the field and in his personal life. But TK has still has a long way to go, especially after getting shot in a nightclub by an angry fan of the defeated playoff team. Will the trauma of the shooting make him go back to his old erratic ways and ultimately be the end of his career?
Actor Mehcad Brooks has appeared in numerous television and film roles, most recently starring as "Eggs" on Alan Ball's HBO hit series "True Blood," opposite Anna Paquin and Steven Moyer. He is a SAG Award winner for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series on the ABC show "Desperate Housewives," on which he played the son of Alfre Woodard's character Betty Applewhite. This role earned him a nomination for an Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Image Award, and inclusion in Daily Variety's "Ten Young Actors to Watch" feature in August 2005. He has also appeared in guest-starring roles on "Malcolm in the Middle," "Boston Public," "One on One" and "Cold Case," among other television series.
Mehcad has appeared in a number of feature films, including Chris Carter's upcoming feature "Fencewalker," the Paul Haggis film "In the Valley of Elah" alongside Tommy Lee Jones and Charlize Theron, and Disney's "Glory Road," in which he appeared opposite Josh Lucas as a star NCAA basketball player.
An athlete himself, Mehcad grew up in Austin, Texas where, in addition to playing football and baseball, he was an All-State basketball player. He attended the University of Southern California, where he studied in the School of Cinema-Television. Mehcad modeled during his high school and college years, and is currently one of the faces (and bodies) of Calvin Klein Underwear.