Miami coach Al Golden, on Kansas State QB Collin Klein: "“I can’t imagine there’s a better running quarterback in the country."
Imagine tracing the outline of a flesh wound that starts off to the right, smooth and clean, seemingly coverable, but then jags severely to the left, back to the right again, left, right—a bloody, gnarly mess that keeps getting worse because it is constantly being smashed into the ground.
How would you even begin to control the damage?
Now imagine tracing the path of one of Collin Klein's brutally hard-fought touchdown runs. The co-owner, along with former Navy star Ricky Dobbs, of the FBS single-season record of 27 rushing touchdowns by a quarterback, Klein runs the ball like no one else in the college game.
He is both fast and, at 6-5, 226 pounds, country strong. As a runner and as a passer, he is jagged around the edges—much like the shredded elbows and forearms he played with throughout his, and his 10-win team’s, astonishing season in 2011.