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A.J. Klein

LB

#53

Experience: 6 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 26

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Iowa State

2017 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    37
  • SCK
    2
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    0
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WK OPP RESULT Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
15 Jets W 31 - 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @Falcons L 19 - 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 Panthers W 31 - 19 3 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 @Rams L 19 - 31 5 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Redskins W 31 - 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 @Bills L 19 - 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Buccaneers W 31 - 19 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Bears W 31 - 19 3 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 @Packers L 19 - 31 6 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Lions W 31 - 19 1 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Dolphins L 19 - 31 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 @Panthers L 19 - 31 2 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Patriots W 31 - 19 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 @Vikings L 19 - 31 8 11 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

Career Stats

Defense Career

SEASON TEAM G GS Total Comb AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT YDS AVG LNG TDS FF OPP FR
2013 Carolina Panthers 16 2 18 21 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Carolina Panthers 14 8 25 39 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2015 Carolina Panthers 15 6 39 55 16 1 0 1 1 8 8 8 0 1 0
2016 Carolina Panthers 15 7 17 31 14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
2017 New Orleans Saints 12 12 37 54 17 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
TOTAL 72 35 136 200 64 6 0 6 1 8 8 8 0 5 0

Biography

NFL CAREER – A solid contributor on defense and special teams, A.J. Klein joined the Saints as an unrestricted free agent at the start of the 2017 free agency period. Klein spent his first four NFL seasons in Carolina after being selected by the Panthers out of Iowa State in the fifth round (148th overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft. The Wisconsin native’s played in 75 games with 35 starts posting 209 tackles (158 solo), six sacks, one interception, six passes defensed, four forced fumbles and 27 special teams stops. His combination of intelligence and versatility put him in position to earn a starting position for New Orleans’ defense during the 2017. Klein started in the 12 games he appeared in before being placed on Injured reserve with a groin injury and the team captain posted 54 tackles (37 solo), two sacks, five passes defensed and one forced fumble.

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