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A.J. KLEIN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Panthers select Iowa State LB Klein in 5th round

Carolina has selected Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein in the fifth round of the NFL draft. The 6-foot-1, 250-pound Klein shared Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year honors in 2011 with Oklahoma defensive end Frank Alexander, whom the Panthers drafted in the fourth round last season. Klein can play all three linebacker positions, although his specialty is middle linebacker. He...
Via AP on Fox
April 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Need To Know: A.J. Klein

The Packers have a ton of bodies at inside linebacker but sources say they're high on Iowa State's A.J. Klein, a tackling machine who was lightly recruited out of Kimberly, Wis.
Via gnb.scout.com
April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

AJ Klein will be fine after suffering a knee injury at the combine

Today former Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein suffered a knee injury during drills at the NFL Scouting Combine. While ProFootballTalk.com is reporting that Klein suffered a serious knee injury, our very own Damond Talbot has indicated that Klein is fine. Klein even updated his Twitter status by claiming that he’s OK. To everyone wondering about my little fall… All is good no...
Via Pro Football Zone
February 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Exclusive Interview: Iowa State LB A.J. Klein

A.J. Klein needs no introduction to anyone paying attention. A monstrous 6/2 240+ pound LB from Iowa State, Klein plays the position the way it was intended- with fire and determination. After totaling 117 tackles as a senior (with 14 against West Virginia and 19 vs. Tulsa in the 2012 Liberty Bowl), Klein received an invite to the prestigious East/West Shrine Bowl, and later an invite...
Via NFL Draft Zone
February 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Heisman finalist on display in annual Shrine Game

A month ago, Collin Klein was being celebrated on one of college football's biggest stages as a finalist for the Heisman Trophy. Now he's back to trying to prove that he's more than just a good college player. The former Kansas State quarterback headlines a group of NFL hopefuls that will be on display for scouts in Saturday's annual East West Shrine Game in St...
Via AP on Fox
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

K-State's Klein voted AP Big 12 player of year

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is the AP's Big 12 offensive player of the year and Devonte Fields of TCU picked up the honor on defense. Klein received 14 of the 18 votes Wednesday from members of the media who regularly cover the league. West Virginia's Tavon Austin got three votes and Terrance Williams of Baylor received the other one. Fields got seven first-place...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
December 05, 2012  |  Discuss

LBs Knott, Klein lead revitalized Iowa St defense

Iowa State's program has come to be defined by the fiery, passionate persona of coach Paul Rhoads. The on-field identity of the Cyclones has been forged by seniors Jake Knott and A.J. Klein, a pair of once-overlooked linebackers who've blossomed into one of the top defensive duos in the country. The Cyclones are off to their second straight 3-0 start behind a defense that...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Williams Blog: Hide that Hawkeye shirt from A.J. Klein

If you're an Iowa State student wearing an Iowa shirt, stay away from A.J. Klein. 
Via Cyclone Fanatic
September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Phil Steele labels Klein, Knott first-team All-Big 12

The following is a press release sent out by Iowa State athletic communications.  AMES, Iowa – Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein has been named a fourth-team All-American by Phil Steele’s 2012 College Football Preview. Klein and his Cyclone linebacking mate Jake Knott were both selected first-team All-Big 12. Klein and Knott combined for 131 tackles last season. Jake McDonough...
Via Cyclone Fanatic
May 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Klein Named Big 12 Defensive Player Of The Week

AMES, Iowa - Iowa State junior linebacker A.J. Klein was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week the league office announced today. A media panel selected Klein to his first weekly league honor.
Via Cyclones.com
November 21, 2011  |  Discuss
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