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A.J. Klein

LB

#53

Experience: 7 years

Height: 6-1

Age: 28

Weight: 240 lbs

College: Iowa State

2019 SEASON

  • TCKLS
    47
  • SCK
    2.5
  • FF
    1
  • INT
    1

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Defense

YEAR TEAM G Total Solo AST SCK SFTY PDEF INT TDS YDS AVG LNG
2013 Carolina Panthers 16 20 17 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Carolina Panthers 14 38 24 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 Carolina Panthers 15 53 37 16 1 0 1 1 0 8 8 8
2016 Carolina Panthers 15 28 14 14 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 New Orleans Saints 12 54 37 17 2 4
2018 New Orleans Saints 16 66 38 28 2 3 1 0 6 6 6
2019 New Orleans Saints 15 65 43 22 2.5 0 2 1 1 14 14 14
TOTAL 103 324 210 114 10.5 0 11 3 1 28 4.7 28

Fumbles

YEAR TEAM G FUM LOST FF OWN FR OPP FR TD
2013 Carolina Panthers 16 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 Carolina Panthers 14 0 0 1 0 0 0
2015 Carolina Panthers 15 0 0 1 0 0 0
2016 Carolina Panthers 15 0 0 2 0 0 0
2017 New Orleans Saints 12 1
2018 New Orleans Saints 16 0 2 0
2019 New Orleans Saints 15 1 1 0
TOTAL 103 0 0 6 0 3 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 88 games with 51 starts posting 281 tackles (202 solo), eight sacks, two interceptions, nine passes defensed, four forced fumbles and 29 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 and 2018 campaigns. In 16 regular contests with 15 starts in 2018, he posted a career-high 72 tackles (44 solo), one interception, two sacks, three passes defensed and two fumble recoveries, playing a key role in a run defense ranked second in the NFL in opponent yards per rush and opponent rushing yards per game.

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