Strong numbers in the morning, small numbers in the afternoon, and intermittent rain were highlighted the Collin Klein Passing Academy which stopped through Redskin Field Tuesday. There were 40 kids for the 3rd-8th age group while about 15 showed for the afternoon. About 10 of Liberal's skill players are at LHS offensive coordinator Rob Green's Southwest Air Academy in Oklahoma City. Klein put on the camp from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and signed autographs and posed for pictures. Klein heads for Garden City for the same camp the next two days. He says he hopes to find an NFL camp somewhere but was not specific regarding targets.
Despite a K-State career in which he won 21 games in two seasons as full-time starter and became a Heisman Trophy finalist, Klein went undrafted and is a free agent. The Houston Texans invited him to a rookie camp in May and coach Gary Kubiak complimented Klein afterward, but Klein wasn’t offered a contract. Klein rushed for 56 touchdowns and passed for 30 TD's at K-State.