When you look at Collin Klein, you see a Tim Tebow clone. Both are big, strong quarterbacks known just as much for their hard-nosed running style as they are for their unorthodox, but effective throwing styles.
Football isn’t all the two players have in common, though. The Kansas State quarterback, like Tebow, is also deeply religious. He’s so religious in fact, that he had his first kiss on his wedding day according to Dennis Dodd from CBS Sports.
Klein made a pact with himself at 14 years old that he would not even share a peck until his wedding day. He kept that promise to himself when he and his wife finally kissed on July 21. That’s not the only unusual part of Klein and his wife, former-Kansas State basketball player, Shalin Spani‘s relationship. They never had a formal date until they were engaged.
Klein said that God told him that he would marry Spani, the daughter of former Kansas State and Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Gary Spani. Spani said she heard a voice in her head saying the same thing about Klein.
Klein is the No. 1 reason the Wildcats are 8-0 and serious contenders for a National Title. He’s has already run for 16 touchdowns this season on 122 carries for 634 yards. Klein’s also completing 70.9 percent of his passes for 1630 yards, 12 touchdowns and two interceptions. On top of carrying the team on his arm and legs, he’s also a serious Heisman contender.
Though Klein’s size, throwing ability, running ability and winning percentage is similar to Tebow, we still may not see him drafted in the first round like Tebow was. If anything, the Jets’ backup quarterback may deter teams from drafting Klein too high. He may not be the distraction that Tebow is, but if the NFL can’t trust Tebow as a starting quarterback, why would they trust his clone?
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“Don’t quote me on that … I know you will.”
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Canadians miss hockey so much they’re booing kids. At least they haven’t booed Santa Claus yet. Canada: 1, Philadelphia: 0.
A kid at my moms school dressed up as Gary Bettman and he was booed. By adults. #CanadianHalloween
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