Kline named to PARADE's All-America team
Dallastown linebacker Ben Kline has raked in plenty of honors the last few months. A YAIAA Division I player of the year award. A second-team all-state selection. A full ride to Penn State. This one might trump them all. Kline has been named to PARADE Magazine's 48th annual All-American team. The Wildcats senior was one of 53 players selected to the team, and one of just two players selected from Pennsylvania. (The other was Oil CIty tight end Ben Koyack, a Notre Dame recruit.) PARADE's team features a starting offense, a starting defense and a bench. Kline and Koyack were both named bench players. The entire team will be featured in PARADE's Feb. 6 issue. The cover of that issue is pictured above. A 6-foot-3, 225-pound linebacker, Kline was a unanimous choice for Division I player of the year after piling up 152 tackles (93 solo), three interceptions and 1.5 sacks. On offense, Kline caught 39 passes for 615 yards and seven touchdown, and also ran for 330 yards and six more scores. On Wednesday, Kline signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Penn State. Kline was not, however, named to Pennsylvania's Big 33 team. Go figure that one.