Monday, October 28, 2013


Seth Klein
Leads the Nation in Completion Percentage
Annville, PA – Widener freshman quarterback Seth Klein (Wernersville, PA/Wilson West Lawn) continues to blitz through the Middle Atlantic Conference as he was picked to the league’s Honor Roll for the third straight week.

Klein had yet another solid game Saturday, this time only playing the first half of Widener’s 59-14 rout of FDU-Florham.  He completed 22-of-24 passes for 276 yards to give him 200 completions on the season, becoming just the sixth player in school history to accomplish this.  Klein has thrown for 1,928 yards this year and is fewer than 500 yards from cracking Widener’s single-season top 10 list.

The poise and accuracy Klein has showed this season has put him among the national leaders.  He now is tops in the country with a .778 completion percentage, third with 28.57 completions per contest and 23rd with 275.4 passing yards per game.

At this pace, he would easily break the school record for single-season completion percentage if the year ended today.  The record is held by Chris Haupt, who had a .627 mark a season ago in leading Widener to the NCAA quarterfinals.

Klein’s run only was interrupted due to a bye week as he also was honored on October 7 and 21.  He was tabbed the league’s Offensive Player of the Week on September 16 after getting a school-record 40 completions two days earlier against Lebanon Valley.

His play once again has the Pride in the thick of the league race.  Widener (5-2, 5-1 MAC) is in a three-way for first place with Lycoming and Lebanon Valley.  All three already have faced each other this season and are 1-1 in the mini season.

Klein on Saturday will be playing just minutes from home as Widener faces a big test at Albright, starting at 1:00 pm in Reading, PA.