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Kline recognized for academic success
Senior among 11 FBS selections for their contributions in the community
Penn State football team brings all-time total to more than $1.12 million raised for Kidney Cancer awareness and research since 2003
Annual event set for July 11 at Penn State Lacrosse Field to help in the fight against kidney cancer
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➤ 2014 ➤ Junior Season
Missed the 2014 season due to an injury that occurred during a summer workout...Served as the president of Penn State's Uplifting Athletes chapter...Led the organization to raise a Penn State-record $151,990 for the Kidney Cancer Association in 2013-14...Graduated in December 2014 with his degree in finance, doing so in 3.5 years.
➤ 2013 ➤ Sophomore Season
Awards: Earned Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District® for the second consecutive season...Named Academic All-Big Ten for the second time. Season: Battled through injuries during the season...Missed the final three contests due to a chest injury sustained during the game at Minnesota...Was held out of all contact drills during spring practice due to offseason shoulder surgery...Appeared in six games, earning two starts...Missed games against Eastern Michigan, at Indiana and against Michigan due to injury, as well...Recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), including 1.5 tackles for loss and 1.0 sack. Syracuse (8/31): Made a pair of tackles in the neutral site contest at MetLife Stadium...Logged his first career tackle for loss, a combined stop with Jordan Lucas in the second quarter. Kent State (9/21): Made two stops. At Ohio State (10/26): Contributed two tackles...Notched his first career sack, a second-quarter takedown of Braxton Miller for a loss of 8 yards. Illinois (11/2): Made his first career start...Posted a career-best eight tackles. At Minnesota (11/9): Notched four tackles...Injured (chest) making a tackle on the second play of the game and remained in the game...Made three of his four stops late in the third quarter and in the fourth quarter.
➤ 2012 ➤ Redshirt Freshman Season
Awards: Selected CoSIDA Academic All-District® and Academic All-Big Ten. Season: Appeared in all 12 games...Earned playing time on defense and special teams...Recorded 18 tackles (nine solo), which ranked third among the defensive reserves. Ohio (9/1): Made his collegiate debut...Posted two stops. At Virginia (9/8): Made one tackle. Navy (9/15): Totaled a season-best three tackles. Temple (9/22): Added one tackle. At Illinois (9/29): Equaled his season-best with three tackles. Northwestern (10/6): Made one stop. At Iowa (10/20): Logged two stops. Ohio State (10/27): Had one tackle. At Purdue (11/3): Added one stop. Indiana (11/17): Had two tackles. Wisconsin (11/24): Made one tackle.
➤ 2011 ➤ True Freshman Season
➤ High School
A four-year letterman for head coach Kevin Myers at Dallastown Area High School...Named York-Adams League Division I Player of the Year as a senior...Led Dallastown to an 11-1 record and its first York-Adams League Division I title in 30 years during his final prep season, playing on both sides of the ball...Paced the team with an impressive 152 tackles (93 solo), while recording 1.5 sacks and three interceptions...Also contributed nearly 850 yards of offense (rushing and receiving) and 13 touchdowns...Became the first freshman to start on the Dallastown varsity...Also was a decorated sprinter on the track and field team.
Full name is Benjamin Richard Kline...Son of Rick and Lisa Kline...Has one sister, Taylor...Enjoys snowboarding, fishing and hunting...Received his degree in finance in December 2014...Enrolled in graduate level courses in the Smeal College of Business...Born October 31, 1992 in York, Pa.
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