Former Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is calling it a playing career, and will reportedly return to Manhattan as a member of the Wildcats’ staff. Klein famously led Kansas State to an 11-2 record in 2012, helped the team win its first Big 12 title since 2003, and was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, ultimately coming in third behind Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame’s Manti Te’o. In his career, Klein threw for 4,573 yards, 29 touchdowns and 13 interceptions. He also ran for 2,455 yards and 55 touchdowns.
Collin Klein tells me that he is back and will serve on the K-State football staff in some capacity in 2014. Huge get for Bill Snyder.
— D. Scott Fritchen (@DScottFritchen) June 25, 2014
There is no word on exactly what role Klein will have on Bill Snyder’s staff. Klein was a member of the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League prior to his return to KSU.