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Chase Kline


Chase Kline

LINEBACKER :: 6-3 :: 227
Chardon, OH :: Chardon HS


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Named the 2017 Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association Division 3 Defensive Player of the Year . . . ranked one of the nation's top 500 players by 247Sports (No. 420) . . . rated one of the top 100 prospects in the Midwest by ESPN.com . . . ranked one of the top outside linebackers in the nation by Rivals.com (No. 27) and ESPN.com (No. 56) and one of the top inside linebackers by 247Sports (No. 22) . . . listed among the top prospects in the state of Ohio by 247Sports (No. 12) and Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . ranked top inside linebacker prospect in the state of Ohio by 247Sports and among the top outside linebackers in Ohio by Rivals.com (No. 3) and ESPN.com (No. 4) . . . two-year letterwinner for Coach Mitch Hewitt at Chardon High School . . . as a senior, earned first-team all-state honors by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association after collecting 129 tackles, including 23 tackles for loss and nine sacks, to go along with seven pass break-ups . . . named Northeast Lakes District Division III Defensive Player of the Year and first-team all-district honoree . . . named one of six finalists for the 2017 Tony Fisher Award, given to The News-Herald's football player of the year . . . two-time All-Western Reserve Conference selection . . . received an invitation to play in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl . . . had 17 tackles vs. Kenston on Oct. 20 . . . tallied 12 tackles, including four tackles for loss, in a victory vs. Willoughby South on Oct. 6 . . . registered 15 stops vs. Madison on Sept. 29 . . . had 14 tackles, including four tackles for loss and two sacks, in win over Riverside on Sept. 15 . . . also played running back . . . won linebacker MVP honors at Rivals Three-Stripe camp at Hilliard Bradley High School in May . . . named to The Associated Press Division II All-Ohio Second Team as a junior . . . recorded 122 tackles and five sacks in 2016 although he missed several games due to an injured hand . . . helped lead the Hilltoppers to an undefeated regular season, a conference title, and a berth in the state playoffs . . . played his freshman and sophomore seasons at Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin under Coach Ben Malbasa . . . son of Jeff and Maureen Kline . . . born March 13, 2000 . . . plans to major in fashion design.

Dantonio on Kline: "Chase is a big, physical and active player. He plays at 100 miles per hour with a sense of urgency. He's a great pass rusher and tackler who can really run and attack. He had an outstanding senior year and was named the Division 3 Defensive Player of the Year in the state of Ohio."



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