- Alan Kline
- United States
- Tiffin, OH
- High School
- Current Team
- Ohio State
- 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993
Major: Economics (1992-93), Business (1990-91)
Weight: 275 (1993), 290 (1992), 280 (1990-91), 260 (1989)
1993 Media Guide: Looking to regain his form from 1991, when he was a first team all-Big Ten tackle selection … sprained his left ankle early in the second game against Bowling Green last season, which limited his effectiveness … missed the two games after BG and saw brief action in the fifth game of the season against Illinois … came back to start four of the final six games … as he got healthy, so did the OSU offense the last half of the season … played in 10 games (236 minutes) and registered eight starts … when healthy, has the size, speed, strength, agility and savvy to be one of the top offensive linemen in college football … has tremendous feet for a player his size … excellent pass blocker, intelligent and very good at sustaining his blocks … reminds some of former OSU standout Jim Lachey, now with the Washington Redskins … did not miss any time during spring ball and the Buckeye coaches are looking for him to rebound and have an outstanding final season.
1992 Media Guide: All-America and Outland Trophy candidate … the starting left tackle … has the size, speed, agility, strength, and savvy to be one of the top offensive lineman in college football … First-Team All-Big Ten last year in his first year as a starter … led the team in playing time in 1991 with 319 minutes … constantly graded out to a winning performance and was selected as the Buckeyes’ Lineman of the Week five times … has tremendous feet for a player his size … excellent pass blocker and very good at sustaining his blocks … reminds some of former Buckeye standout Jim Lachey, now with the Washington Redskins … very intelligent player, who will be one of the real forces among offensive lineman in college football the next two years.
1991 Media Guide: Will start at left tackle … big, strong, talented player with the potential to someday be one of the top lineman in college football … played in 11 games last year and was second in playing time among the freshman with 208 minutes … started five games in 1990, including the last three … has added 20 pounds and can effectively carry more … great work habits and very intelligent … has had stretches where he simply dominates … will only get better with experience.
1990 Media Guide: One of the Buckeyes’ brightest young offensive line prospects … redshirted last year … begins the fall as the No. 2 quick tackle … needs experience, but has the potential to be an outstanding Big Ten tackle … a very intelligent player who has quickly grasped Ohio State’s offensive system … has added 20 pounds since last year and has the frame to carry additional weight.
HIGH SCHOOL: First team All-Ohio … named to the Ohio Super 22 squad … also an all-Northwest District selection and first team Northern Ohio League … team captain as a senior … led his team to a three-year mark of 26-6, including an 11-1 record as a junior … also lettered in basketball and track.
PERSONAL: A National Football Foundation and Hall of Fame Scholar in high school … hobbies include fishing, hiking, and camping and playing guitar … admires Tony Mandarich … wants to get into sports management as a career, but has a lot of football left to play.