Posted by: marcmwm | September 8, 2008

Karl Klug is your Big Ten defensive player of the week

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

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Responses

  1. A nice honor for Karland Clayborn is playing lights out. Should be fun on Saturday!!!

  2. I’ve never seen a second teamer win this. This makes me wonder how much input the coaches have in this award. Maybe it’s all SIDs.

    Either way, Klug is showing promise. I wonder what he’d be like at 275.

  3. I got to play outside backer behind this dude in high school. He made my job pretty easy. Great player and a great guy..he deserves every bit of this honor. Congrats!

  4. Brandon, didn’t Karl have a twin brother? Am I getting him mixed up with someone?

    Good to hear from Minnesota, my second favorite vacation state, just behind Utah.

  5. […] Christian are experienced guys on the end. Broderick Binns has gotten better everyday in practice. Karl and Mike, they’re working to get better everyday, too. They learned a lot from Mitch and […]

  6. […] Christian are experienced guys on the end. Broderick Binns has gotten better everyday in practice. Karl and Mike, they’re working to get better everyday, too. They learned a lot from Mitch and […]


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