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Collin Klein, QB

School: Kansas State  |  Conference: BIG12
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Loveland, CO
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 226 lbs.
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Career Notes
Finished with a 22-6 record as a starting quarterback, tying the school record.
2012 Season
One of three finalists for the Heisman Trophy. AP and Walter Camp second-team All-American. All-Big 12 first team by the media and coaches.

He led the Wildcats to their third conference championship in school history and the first since 2003 as Kansas State finished the regular season 11-1 overall and 8-1 in Big 12 play. Klein finished out his senior campaign with 920 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns, a mark that is second in school history to his 27 scores in 2011. He also greatly improved his passing as he went 197-of-304 for 2,641 yards and 16 touchdowns and finished with the second-best completion percentage in school history at 64.8.

2011 Season
Rushed for a Big 12 record and FBS quarterback record 27 touchdowns... Broke a 42-year school record for rushing touchdowns in a season... Ranks seventh in school history and tops among quarterbacks with 1,141 rushing yards... Ranked second among BCS quarterbacks and sixth in the Big 12 in rushing yards per game... Led the Big 12 with 317 rushing attempts, 64 more than the next highest... His 317 attempts rank first in school history and are the most by a quarterback.

Led the Big 12 and is third nationally (tops among quarterbacks) with 162 points... Also fifth in NCAA in touchdown responsibility... Accounted for three or more touchdowns in eight games, including five games with three or more rushing scores, the most in school history... Recorded 20 or more rushes 12 times, including 11 this season and a career-high 35 totes vs. Texas A&M, the school record by a quarterback... Progressed in the passing game over the final four games of the season as he threw for 188.3 yards per game on 71-of-127 (55.9) with five touchdowns and three interceptions.

2010 Season
A quarterback who earned spot duty early in the year before starting the Texas and Colorado games... A threat in the running game, while his passing skills improved throughout the season... One of just two Big 12 quarterbacks with at least two 100-yard rushing games last season... Led K-State to a win over Texas in his first career start at quarterback after rushing 25 times for 127 yards and two touchdowns.

His 127 rushing yards were the most by a quarterback in their first career start in school history... Teamed with Daniel Thomas to have two players with 100-yard games for the first time since 2006... Did not start at Missouri, but entered game late in first quarter and rushed 18 times for 141 yards... Also 4-of-6 for 65 yards and one touchdown through the air, setting career highs in each category... Started his second career game at Colorado, completing a career-long 40-yard pass and rushing for two scores.

Had a career-long 51-yard run for a score at Kansas, the longest touchdown run by a Wildcat during the season... Earned playing time against UCLA and Missouri State before seeing his first extensive action of the year vs. Nebraska as he went 2-for-2 through the air for 16 yards and rushed six times for 33 yards... Voted as a team captain... A Second Team Academic All-Big 12 honoree.

2009 Season
Appeared in all 12 games at either wide receiver or on special teams... Earned two starts at wide receiver...Caught six passes for 38 yards and a touchdown on the season... First career touchdown reception came against Texas A&M,a 16-yarder... Set career highs with two catches each against Iowa State and Texas A&M.
2008 Season
High School
Earned first team honors for Loveland in the Northern Conference in 2007 after completing 116-of-176 passes (65.9 percent) for 1,398 yards and 12 touchdowns... Also named to the PrepStar All-Region team... Rushed for 745 yards and 10 touchdowns... Had 1,457 passing yards with 15 touchdowns in 2006... Also contributed 403 yards rushing and five scores.

Holds school records for completion percentage (66-percent) and all-purpose yards... Named to the Reporter-Herald All-Area basketball team and garnered all-Front Range League honors after scoring 16.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game as a junior.

Collin Klein was born Sept.19, 1989... Parents are Kelly and Doug Klein... Younger brother, Kyle, is a freshman defensive end for K-State... Hobbies include playing the piano, violin and mandolin.
Latest News
02/22/2013 - For the second-straight year, Collin Klein had more than 3,000 total yards as Kansas State's quarterback. But he's primarily a runner (he had more than 500 rushing attempts the past two years), and that's not something the NFL covets. But despite an eventual switch to a different position being in the cards, Klein has no intentions of swapping positions now, and he said Friday at the 2013 NFL Combine that he will "pursue every door" to try to remain a quarterback. "Until every one one of those (doors) are closed, I'm not considering anything else," Klein said.

Klein's got experience at wideout, tight end and can obviously run the ball. As a quarterback, there are questions about his ability to make every throw (or even almost every throw) at the NFL level. But Klein believes he has "the tools" to succeed despite the folks who doubt him.

"That's my heart, I know I have the tools to do that," Klein said. "I know I'll bring a lot to the team at that position." We're seeing a similar situation unfold in the NFL right now as Tim Tebow faces an offseason where he could very well struggle to find work. Klein's obviously different because he doesn't bring some of the off-field baggage that accompanies Tebow wherever he goes. But he does have similar on-field problems, and it's going to create an interesting -- and potentially difficult -- marketplace for him if he remains as a quarterback going forward. - Will Brinson, CBSSports.com

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