Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is one of three finalists for the 2012 Heisman Trophy.
Klein will join Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o for the Heisman Trophy presentation on Sat., Dec. 8 in New York City. The finalists were announced by Heisman winner Ty Detmer on Monday during a SportsCenter broadcast.
The senior led Kansas State to an 11-1 record, the program's highest win total since 2003. Klein has thrown for 2,490 yards, an average of 208 yards per game, for 15 touchdowns and seven interceptions. In addition, his nearly-unequaled red-zone prowess has helped the team's rise, as Klein has also rushed for 890 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground. His rushing attempts resulted in a 4.6 yards-per-carry average.
Klein led the Wildcats from a No. 22 preseason ranking all the way to No. 1 in the BCS standings, before being upset by the Baylor Bears on Nov. 17. Kansas State is slated to play the Oregon Ducks in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 3, 2013.