Yes, Karl Klug, the backup defensive tackle who terrorized Florida International in mop up time Saturday. He’s your Big Ten defensive player of the week.
Do you think they meant Adrian Clayborn?
Just kidding. Klug makes the most out of his 255 pounds and is singlehandedly becoming “the” rotation among tackles.
Straight from the Big Ten offices:
Karl Klug, Iowa, SO, DE, Caledonia, Minn./Caledonia
After missing most of last season due to injury, Klug posted career highs with nine tackles and two sacks while also forcing a fumble to help the Iowa defense post a shutout against Florida International. The sophomore defensive end’s second sack forced a fumble that was recovered by Iowa on FIU’s final drive. The Hawkeyes limited the Golden Panthers to 56 rushing yards and four-of-15 on third downs. Iowa posted its fifth shutout in Kirk Ferentz’ nine-plus seasons as head coach and its second straight dominant defensive outing, after holding Maine to a field goal on Aug. 30. Klug earns his first weekly honor.
LAST IOWA DEFENSIVE POW: LB Mike Humpal on Oct. 15, 2007