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Collin Klein vs. Tim Tebow, the comparison

November 03, 2012|By Mike Hiserman
  • Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein unloads a pass against Texas Tech during a 55-24 victory last week.
Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein unloads a pass against Texas Tech… (Shane Keyser / Kansas City…)

The comparisons between Kansas State’s Collin Klein, a Heisman Trophy candidate, and former Florida star Tim Tebow, who won the Heisman in 2007, are not lost on people.

Both are big, physical, run-first quarterbacks who aren’t the prettiest of passers. The are also humble, straight-laced Christian fellows who are known as fierce competitors.

Their statistics may end up being similar, too.

In 13 games during his Heisman-winning season, Tebow passed for 3,286 yards and 32 touchdowns with six interceptions, completing 66.9% of his throws. He also ran for 895 yards and 23 touchdowns.

These are Klein’s 13-game projections heading into Saturday night's game against Oklahoma State: 2,649 yards passing with 20 touchdowns and three interceptions; 1,030 yards and 26 touchdowns rushing.

All Klein needs now is a signature move, like Tebowing.

We suggest that it not be re-Kleining.


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