Catch KSU QB Collin Klein now, because his show might not play on Sundays
SINCE COLLIN KLEIN was named Kansas State's starter under center last season, he has proved two things in the Little Apple. First, he's a playmaker: In 2011, Klein rushed for 1,141 yards and 27 scores, tying a single-season TD record for an FBS quarterback. Through five games this season, he had accounted for 1,292 total yards and 14 TDs. Second, he's a winner: Klein led K-State to its first 10-win season in eight years, and entering Week 7, the 5-0 Wildcats were No. 6 in the nation, their highest ranking since Sept. 14, 2003.
The 23-year-old senior, who got married this summer, is essentially a grown man (6'5", 230) playing a kid's game. And based on all the media, coaches and players I've polled, Klein would be the runaway winner if college football had a most likable award. So why then, in a league desperate for leaders, is the NFL seemingly disinterested in the native of Loveland, Colo.?
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