FB: After Further Review - NAU Edition
SDSU Football-Northern Arizona postgame notes
Klitzing: Aztecs make strong first impression
SDSU cruises past Northern Arizona, 38-7, in opener
Klitzing Football preview - special teams
Worked his way up from special teams to seeing time at middle linebacker as a true freshman ... Is a big, strong tackler ... Is listed as the backup to senior Cody Galea at outside linebacker after spring drills.
2013: Played in 11 games as a true freshman, registering four tackles (three solo) ... Saw time on special teams and as a middle linebacker ... vs. Eastern Illinois (Aug. 31) ... Did not play in the opener vs. Eastern Illinois ... at No. 3/2 Ohio State (Sept. 7) ... Was on the travel roster to Ohio State, but did not play ... vs. Oregon State (Sept. 21) ... Saw his first career action on special teams vs. Oregon State ... at New Mexico State (Sept. 28) ... Logged playing time vs. New Mexico State without recording a stat ... vs. Nevada (Oct. 4) ... Played again vs. Nevada, but did not find the stat sheet ... at Air Force (Oct. 10) ... Saw time at Air Force without making a stat ... vs. 15/18 Fresno State (Oct. 26) ... Played vs. Fresno State without finding the stat sheet ... vs. New Mexico (Nov. 2) ... Played again against New Mexico with more time at middle linebacker, but did not record a stat ... at San José State (Nov. 9) ... Saw time again at special teams and MLB at San José State without making a stat ... at Hawai'i (Nov. 16) ... Had his first three career tackles (two solo) at Hawai'i ... vs. Boise State (Nov. 23) ... Played again vs. Boise State, but did not make a stat ... at UNLV (Nov. 30) ... Also played at UNLV without finding the stat sheet ... vs. Buffalo (Dec. 21, Famous Idaho Potato Bowl) ... Made one solo tackle in a reserve role vs. Buffalo in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.
High School: A linebacker, who was named the GAC South defensive player of the year after making an eye-popping 193 tackles, nine sacks and three interceptions as a senior in 2012 ... The 193 tackles were the most in the greater St. Louis area ... Named a first-team all-state selection as a senior and earned second-team honors as a junior ... As a senior, was chosen as the defensive state player of the year by both the coaches and media ... Was a two-time first-team all-league selection ... Also saw some time as a wildcat-formation quarterback, where he rushed for 150 yards and four scores ... Helped lead Francis Howell to a 12-2 record as a team captain in 2012, where it was Missouri Class 6 runner-ups ... The Vikings also were 9-4 in 2011, advancing to the Class 6 semifinals for the first time, and 10-2 in 2010... Is a two-star recruit by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Also was ranked as the 98th-best middle linebacker by Scout.com ... A three-star athlete who also played basketball and baseball and can throw in the low 90s as a right-handed pitcher ... As a senior, led Francis Howell to a Missouri Class 5 state title and a 33-5 record, going 9-0 on the mound with a 0.64 ERA and 74 strikeouts and hitting .434 with nine home runs and 46 RBIs ... As a junior, went 4-4 with a 1.34 ERA, while striking out 56 in 57 2/3 innings ... Was drafted with the 935th overall pick in the 31st round of the MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals in June 2013 ... A team captain in both football and baseball.
Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1994, in Beaverton, Ore. ... Son of Kurt and Kristen Munson ... Father, Kurt, was a defensive lineman at Oregon State ... Was also recruited by Ohio and Toledo, and received more scholarship offers from Missouri State, Murray State, Tennessee-Martin and Southern Illinois ... Received more interest from Arizona State, California, Illinois, Iowa and Missouri ... Also considered Wyoming, Hawai'i and Fresno State ... Is majoring in business administration with a focus in marketing.