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70 days to kickoff: John Kling

After increasing his test score in protective insticts, Kling moves back to left tackle

Who is wearing #70 in 2015?

John Kling

Hometown: Cheektowaga, New York

Year: Redshirt Senior

Position: Offensive Line

High School: Depew

Freshman (2011): Kling Redshirted

Redshirt Freshman (2012): Kling played in his first game against Morgan State

Redshirt Sophomore (2013): Kling played in 11 games in 2013, starting the final 6 at left tackle

Redshirt Junior (2014): In 2014 Kling started at right tackle for every game.

Overall:  Kling is 8-9 in 17 starts. As a starter, UB has run for 2,966 yards, (174 yards/game) at a rate of 4.43 yards per carry and UB has allowed 29 sacks, at a rate of 1 sack allowed for every 21 QB dropbacks.

Outlook: Kling is slotted to protect the blindside as starting left tackle.

#70 UB Football Game

September 10, 2011 - UB 35, Stony Brook 7

The 2011 Bulls have a bad reputation for the 3-9 record and the "failed" Chazz Anderson experiment. In a season where UB lost 2 games by 3 or less and 2 more by 14 or less, history should look upon the season as the development year for UB's 2nd era of stars.* Those stars were on full display against Stony Brook.

The biggest breakthrough came from Branden Oliver. In 20XX BO ran for 102 times for 298 yards and no TDs. In the season opener at Pitt BO ran for 114 yards and against the Seawolves he ran for 114 yards on 3 long TD runs (he finished the day with 126 yards).

The other breakout star was Khalil Mack. Mack had 8 tackles, a sack, 3.5 TFLs two forced fumbles and an interception returned for a TD that was called back for premature excessive celebration. Alex Dennison and Devon Hughes also caught TD passes as UB cruised to an easy victory over the little brothers on the island.

*2012 escapes the disappointment reserved in 2011, but you look at the roster and 2011 should have been the development year, 2012 should have been the bowl year, 2013 should have been the championship year.