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Five things to know about new Saints linebacker A.J. Klein

Klein agreed to terms on a three-year contract

Photos of new Saints linebacker A.J. Klein.

  1. Klein majored in kinesiology-physical therapy at Iowa State where he was a three-time All-Big 12 Conference choice at linebacker.
  1. Klein tied NCAA career record for linebackers with a school-record four interception returns for touchdowns at Iowa State.
  1. AJ posted a career-high 56 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in 2015 with the Panthers.
  1. He led his team to back-to-back Division II state championships in his final two seasons at Kimberly High School in Wisconsin. He recorded 121 tackles, five sacks, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries as a senior.
  1. Klein was drafted by the Panthers in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
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