Hawk Item – – Earned Dean’s List recognition, spring, 2019, and fall, 2020.
2020 Honors – – Academic All-Big Ten for second year . . . 2020 – – Saw action in four games, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . . saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . saw action in 26-20 win over Nebraska, recording one solo tackle for first career tackle . . . saw action in 35-21 win at Illinois, but had no statistics . . . did not see action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin.
2019 – – Academic All-Big Ten . . . 2019 – – Did not see any game action.
2018 – – Redshirted . . . did not see any game action.
High school honors — Named prep team Most Valuable Player for three straight years…named Class 1A Player of the Year as a senior by the Iowa Football Coaches Association (IFCA)…named Ames Tribune Player of the Year as a senior…earned first-team all-state honors, district MVP honors on defense, and first-team all-district honors as a senior…second-team all-state linebacker and first-team all-district running back as a junior, while being named to Ames Tribune All-Area team…second-team all-district running back as a sophomore…second-team all-district linebacker as a freshman, while being named to Ames Tribune All-Area team. Career — Played linebacker, running back, and receiver while earning four letters…helped team reach state playoffs as a senior with 8-2 overall record…holds school records for rushing yards in a game (294) and career scoring…recorded 82.5 tackles as a senior, including 12 tackles for loss and six sacks, to go with two interceptions…rushed 188 times for 1,260 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, with 11 receptions for 131 yards and one touchdown…completed only pass attempt as a senior for 34-yard touchdown…recorded 52 tackles as a junior, with 9.5 tackles for loss, five sacks, and two recovered fumbles…rushed for 889 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, with 218 receiving yards and two touchdowns…collected 60 tackles as a sophomore, including 6.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks, with one interception…rushed for 712 yards and four touchdowns…as a freshman, recorded 10.5 tackles, including four tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, and six interceptions, with one touchdown…collected 11 receptions for 176 yards and two touchdowns as a freshman…four-year letterman in basketball and track…placed seventh in state in the shot put as a junior…team captain for final three prep seasons.
Personal — Born 8/4/99…elementary education major…earned Academic All-District honors as a junior and senior…Academic All-State as a senior…Rotary Leadership Club as a senior…named to prep Honor Roll four straight years…parents are Amy and Corey Klemp…high school coach was his father.