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Ben Kline
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Ben Kline

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Silver Valley, Pa.

High School:
Dallastown

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 229

Position:
LB

Experience:
JR

H.S. Coach:
Kevin Myers


04/15/2014

Record 387 Awards Presented at 27th Annual SAAB Academic Achievement Awards Banquet

Men's and Women's Golf Teams Earn Team GPA Awards

01/23/2014

Nearly 50 Football Student-Athletes Earn 3.0 GPA or Higher During Fall Semester

Thirteen Lions earn Dean's List recognition by earning a 3.5 GPA or higher this past semester

11/07/2013

Urschel and Kline Earn Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District Honors

All-Big Ten Guard Urschel With Opportunity to be Two-time First-Team Academic All-American®

05/30/2013

Nearly 50 Members of Penn State Football Team Earn 3.0 GPA During Spring Semester

Twenty Nittany Lions Earn 3.5 GPA; 34 Returnees Own Cumulative 3.0 GPA or Higher

04/12/2013

Trio Leading Linebacker Corps During Spring

Blue-White Game set for April 20 at noon on BTN

11/02/2013

Penn State Football vs. Illinois 11/2

Penn State Football vs. Illinois

10/20/2012

AP Photos: Football vs. Iowa

AP Photos: Football vs. Iowa

10/06/2012

Football vs. Northwestern (Oct. 6, 2012)

Penn State Football vs. Northwestern

09/15/2012

Penn State vs Navy - AP Photo Gallery

Penn State vs Navy - AP Photo Gallery

With the graduation of a pair of highly-productive starters, Ben Kline will have a great opportunity to get himself in the thick of the battle at the outside linebacker spots this fall. His progress was slowed due to off-season shoulder surgery that prevented him from having any contact during spring drills, but Kline should be 100 percent when training camp commences. He likely will battle Mike Hull and Nyeem Wartman for time in the OLB rotation. The athletic and physical Kline possesses the skills, size and instincts that numerous "Linebacker U." products have brought to the field. The former Dallastown Area High School standout loves to hit and exhibited some of his potential by making numerous plays on special teams last season. One of the squad's elite students, Kline brought a 3.94 grade-point average into the summer semester after compiling a perfect 4.00 GPA during the spring. The Dean's List student should be a strong candidate for Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America® honors after being selected CoSIDA Academic All-District® in 2012. He also earned Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the first time.

2012 (Sophomore Season)
In his first season on the field, Kline appeared in all 12 games, earning playing time on defense and special teams. He recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), which ranked third among the defensive reserves. He made three tackles each in the wins over Navy and Illinois and two stops each against Ohio, Iowa and Indiana. Kline was selected to the CoSIDA Academic All-District® and Academic All-Big Ten squads. He compiled a perfect 4.00 GPA during the 2013 spring semester.

2011 (Freshman Season)
Redshirt season.

High School
Kline was named York-Adams League Division I Player-of-the-Year under Coach Kevin Myers at Dallastown Area High School. As a senior, Kline led Dallastown to an 11-1 record and its first York-Adams League Division I title in 30 years, playing on both sides of the ball. He paced the team with an impressive 152 tackles (93 solo), while recording 1.5 sacks and three interceptions. He contributed nearly 850 yards of offense (rushing and receiving) and 13 touchdowns. Kline was the first freshman to start on the Dallastown varsity. He also was a decorated sprinter on the track and field team.

Personal
Full name is Benjamin Richard Kline. He is the son of Rick and Lisa Kline and has a sister, Taylor. He enjoys snowboarding, fishing and hunting. He is a finance major in the Smeal College of Business. Born October 31, 1992 in York, Pa.

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