FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – January 8, 2012
CONTACT: Melanie Madden (518) 847-4524
Authentic Athletix is delighted to welcome former Kansas State Wildcat Quarterback Collin Klein to its football family for exclusive contract representation, marketing and public relations. He is expected to be one of the top quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Klein holds the Kansas State single-season record for most rushing yards for a quarterback and most rushing touchdowns. He also was named the Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year in 2012, won the 2012 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and was a finalist for the 2012 Heisman Trophy. His 27 rushing touchdowns during the 2011 season would equal two national records—most rushing touchdowns in a season by a Big 12 player, and most rushing touchdowns in a season by a quarterback in the Football Bowl Subdivision. Collin will make his pro debut next week playing for Former Houston Oilers great Jerry Glanville on the East squad in the East-West Shrine Classic in Tampa, Florida.
Peter Schaffer, President of Authentic Athletix, offered high praise for his new client. “His high character, mental toughness, ability to pass and run and record setting achievements in football mean Klein has an exciting future in the National Football League.”
His future in the NFL is bright, and Authentic Athletix is proud to represent him as he begins this journey. Collin is married to Shalin Spani Klein, the daughter of Kansas City Chief great and Ring of famer Gary Spani and is an athlete of her own. She was a Basketball player at K-State, playing guard position.
Authentic Athletix, which is based in Denver, Colorado, is led by agents Peter Schaffer and JR Rickert, based in New York. Schaffer and Rickert make up one of the top agent tandems in the NFL today.
Look for all rookie signings to be posted on the website: www.AgentAA.com.