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Klein, Perry

Perry Sandor Klein

Klein was an incredible quarterback at C.W. Post and played in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons in the mid-1990s.

Birth and Death Dates:
b. March 25, 1971

Career Highlights:
Following his outstanding career at Carson High School, Klein chose to attend the University of California-Berkeley, spurning offers from such collegiate powerhouses as Penn State, Miami, and Alabama. When he was not given the starting job at Cal, however, Perry decided to transfer to C.W. Post, a small college in New York. He played at Post for one season and put up incredible numbers, including passing for 614 yards and 7 touchdowns in one game! In 1993, he set school and NCAA records with 3,757 yards passing and 4,052 yards of total offense.

After graduating in 1994, Klein was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth round (111th pick overall) of the NFL Draft. That year, Perry played sparingly in two games and went 0-1 passing. While he remained on the roster during the 1995 season, he did not play in any games. In 1996, he was waived by the team and played with the Amsterdam Admirals in the World League (now NFL Europe).

Santa Monica, California

Career Dates:
Klein played quarterback at C.W. Post in 1993 and then in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons in 1994.

Physical description:
6'2", 218 pounds

Career Statistics:
In the NFL:
Games: 2
Passes completed: 0
Passes attempted: 1
quarterback rating: 39.6

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