Captain Klein leads No. 22 Kansas St into season

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MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- The proclamation from Kansas State coach Bill Snyder following the annual spring game was hardly surprising, even though what it represented was downright historic.

Senior quarterback Collin Klein would be one of four captains for the 2012 season.

Klein ran for 27 touchdowns last season to break a school record set in 1969, and threw for 13 more while leading the Wildcats to a 10-3 record and a berth in the Cotton Bowl.

So everybody expected Klein to be a captain. But the fact that he was made a captain for the third straight year, something that had never before happened for an offensive player in school history, spoke volumes about how he's viewed.

Klein will lead the No. 22 Wildcats into the season opener Saturday against Missouri State.