A.J. KLEIN NEWS

Defense at the Half: King George

The Cyclones have been blessed with standout 'backers the last couple years and George has helped make the transition from the Jake Knott/A.J. Klein era less rocky
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Ease with which No. 12 Baylor moves impresses ISU

Adds quotes, details. Will stand. With AP Photos. By STEPHEN HAWKINS AP Sports Writer When Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads watched film of Baylor's offense, there was more that impressed him than just all the big numbers. ''They do it so easy. There's just a relative ease that they accomplish all these absurd numbers, yardage, points, and the speed with what they'...
Via AP on Fox
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Iowa St eager for true breakthrough under Rhoads

For years, Iowa State coach Paul Rhoads has insisted that the Cyclones are bigger, stronger, faster and more athletic than ever. This could be the season that the Big 12 learns just how far Iowa State has come under Rhoads. The program is certainly a lot healthier than it was when Rhoads took over in 2009. The Cyclones have again broken their own record with more than 40,000 season...
Via Fox Sports
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

George, Miller lead revamped LB corps for Iowa St.

Iowa State had the luxury of leaning on one of nation's best linebacker duos of Jake Knott and A.J. Klein for the past three years. Both are now in the NFL, and how the Cyclones fill their void may be crucial to their success in 2013. Iowa State has to replace a pair of first-team All-Big 12 performers from the same position group. Knott and Klein were the centerpiece of coordinator...
Via Fox Sports
August 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers GM: We got great value for every pick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NFL Draft came to a conclusion with 254 players hearing their name called from the podium at New York Citys famed Radio City Music Hall. Only five of those will call themselves Panthers when rookie minicamp opens, but the lack of quantity didnt dilute the positive vibes emanating out of the Panthers' war room at the conclusion of the draft. We felt like...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers GM: We got great value for every pick

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The NFL Draft came to a conclusion with 254 players hearing their name called from the podium at New York Citys famed Radio City Music Hall. Only five of those will call themselves Panthers when rookie minicamp opens, but the lack of quantity didnt dilute the positive vibes emanating out of the Panthers' war room at the conclusion of the draft. We felt like...
Via Fox Sports Carolinas
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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.
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pro Day Tour: Te'o Leads Inside Linebackers

It was a big day for inside linebackers, with Notre Dame's Manti Te'o joined by Iowa State's A.J. Klein and Jake Knott as well as North Carolina's Kevin Reddick. Plus, the Packers got another look at first-round receiver prospect Quinton Patton. We have the scoop that we guarantee you won't find anywhere else.
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Prospect Rankings: Inside Linebackers

Queen City Sports’ Top 10 ILBs 1. Manti Te’o, Notre Dame 2. Kevin Minter, LSU 3. Kiko Alonso, Oregon 4. Nico Johnson, Alabama 5. Jon Bostic, Florida 6. A.J. Klein, Iowa State Analysis: Inside linebacker is one of the weaker positions in this year’s draft. Leading the way is Manti Te’o of Notre Dame. If you look at various draft boards, Te’o is battling neck and neck...
Via Queen City Sports
March 13, 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

2013 NFL Mock Draft Inside Linebacker Rankings by CJ

2013 NFL Mock Draft ILB RankingsBy CJ MilnerNFL Draft Prospect| Projected Draft RoundKevin Minter, LSU 1 Arthur Brown, Kansas State 1-2Jon Bostic, Florida 2Manti Te’o, Notre Dame 2A.J. Klein, Iowa State 3Kevin Reddick, North Carolina 3Vince Williams, Florida State 3-4Kiko Alonso, Oregon 4Nico Johnson, Alabama 5Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech 5-6Steve Beauharnis, Rutgers 6Tom Wort,...
Via New NFL Draft
February 05, 2013  |  Discuss

While We’re Waiting…Senior Bowl targets, Francisco Lindor, Colt’s raise

While We’re Waiting serves as the early morning gathering of WFNY-esque information for your viewing pleasure. Have something you think we should see? Send it to our tips email at tips@waitingfornextyear.com. “Over the past two weeks or so, several draft-related websites have made note of players who have confirmed that someone affiliated with a certain team has met with team...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 27, 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

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Bowl Season, Part Four

Liberty Bowl: Iowa State (6-6) vs. Tulsa (10-3) Iowa State LB A.J. Klein This game is a rematch between these two teams, as they played each other in week one, with Iowa State coming out on top 38-23. After that game, however, these two teams went in opposite directions; Tulsa ended up winning their next seven games and only lost two more games all year, while Iowa State’s season...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft; Liberty Bowl Preview: Iowa State vs. Tulsa

In the "sandwich" game between two much more NFL Draft talent-laden match-ups on this New Year's Eve, both teams will be fighting for viewership while these prospects on the respective teams will be fighting to earn respect and draft stock in their final games as seniors. While neither team is loaded with talent, both defenses, feature prospects that could intrigue...
Via Optimum Scouting
December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Stingy Iowa St D gets final shot in Liberty Bowl

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By LUKE MEREDITH AP Sports Writer Iowa State might have the best defense no one outside of Ames has heard of this season. The Cyclones held 11 of their 12 opponents below their season scoring average, and half of them at least 10 points under what they normally got. Iowa State's shaky offense is the main reason why the Cyclones are just 6-6 heading...
Via AP on Fox
December 20, 2012  |  Discuss

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

There were times when Collin Klein's mother couldn't help but worry, when she would watch her son take a snap from center, dodge a couple of defenders and then take off at a gallop. The play would usually end up with Kansas State's quarterback taking a big hit, the kind that caused Kelly Klein to gasp. The kid would invariably drag himself off the turf, blood usually...
Via AP on Fox
December 05, 2012  |  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 Southwest
December 05, 2012  |  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

Dirty Dozen: The Crystal Ball Run Week 7 Staff Picks

Here are the Crystal Ball Run, Week 5 staff picks! No. 5 Kansas State at No. 25 Iowa State: Saturday 12:00pm FX Andy Coppens’ Take: It's been a few years since Farmeggedon has mattered, in fact it's been over half a decade since this game decided the Big 12 North representative believe it or not. So, this game matters. Kansas State owns the Cyclones as of late,...
Via Bloguin Best
October 12, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 15 TCU without suspended QB against Iowa State

TCU coach Gary Patterson was walking away from the podium at the end of his weekly news conference when he suddenly offered an intriguing possibility for the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs' backup quarterback. ''What you'll probably see is Trevone Boykin at tailback,'' Patterson said in a surprising unsolicited statement. Boykin will indeed be in the backfield...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Texas Tech QB Doege learning to forget errors

(Eds: Updates. With AP Photos.) By BETSY BLANEY Associated Press Texas Tech quarterback Seth Doege is starting to enjoy his short memory. Last year, Doege's interceptions would linger and affect his play. Not anymore. Just last week, he bounced back after throwing a pick that Iowa State linebacker A.J. Klein took 87 yards for a touchdown. Doege and the Red Raiders (4-0, 1-0...
Via AP on Fox
October 03, 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
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