Since Kansas State Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein took over, he has made an impact on the field. If you know anything about me, you know that I have always been a huge fan of both him and Wildcats head coach, Bill Snyder.
He ended his college career with a Big 12 championship and a trip to New York City as a Heisman finalist. But on January 19th, Klein has one last shot to impress everyone who has been skeptical of him being able to take his talents to the next level at the East-West Shrine game. With Klein’s speed and size, he may be able to be one of those players that can transition into another position and be successful in the NFL. We may see Klein line up on the outside in a wide receiver position, which would be interesting to see how he makes that transition. With his ability, I think he will be just fine.
Though he won’t have his normal targets to throw to during Saturday’s game, he will be in great quarterback company as Louisiana Tech‘s Colby Cameron and Nathan Stanley out of Southeastern Louisiana, who are all on the East team. Cameron had a phenomenal season running Sonny Dykes‘ air-raid offense.
Klein will be watching a familiar quarterback heading up the West team at times in Texas Tech‘s Seth Doege. The Big 12 is sending a total of eight players to represent their school and conference in the game. Besides Klein and Doege, the players are: OL Blaize Foltz - TCU, S Cody Davis - Texas Tech, CB Demontre Hurst - Oklahoma, OL Tanner Hawkinson – Kansas, CB Nigel Malone – Kansas State, S Bradley McDougald – Kansas. Klein is the only player from the Big 12 who is playing on the East team.
The East-West Shrine Game will air on the NFL Network on Saturday, January 19th.