Guidry, Klein Receive Honors

Raphael Guidry

Oct. 17, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. - Kansas State defensive lineman Raphael Guidry and quarterback Collin Klein were honored Monday for their performance last Saturday in the Wildcats' 41-34 victory at Texas Tech. Guidry was named the Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week, while Klein was one of eight quarterbacks nationally to earn Manning Award Star of the Week accolades.

A senior from Texas City, Texas, Guidry became the first player in the Bill Snyder era to block two field goals in a game when he batted down 48- and 38-yard Red Raider field goal attempts. He also added a tackle for loss.

Guidry became the fourth Wildcat this season to earn Big 12 weekly honors after Tre Walker and Arthur Brown picked up defensive honors following the Miami and Baylor games, respectively, while Anthony Cantele took home the special teams award after the contest against the Bears.

Klein rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Wildcat offense against the Red Raiders and pick up Manning Award Star of the Week honors. He also became the third quarterback in school history to top 1,000 career rushing yards and was the first K-State signal caller since 2002 to rush for at least three touchdowns in multiple games (Ell Roberson). Additionally, Klein tied his career high in passing yardage at 146 and threw for another score.

For being one of eight quarterbacks honored this week, Klein now has a chance to become the Overall Manning Player of the Week by a fan vote at Voting concludes at 9 p.m. (ET) on Thursday.

The Manning Award was created by the Allstate Sugar Bowl in 2004 to honor the college football accomplishments of Archie, Peyton and Eli Manning. It is the only quarterback award that includes the candidates' bowl performances in its balloting.

No. 12 Kansas State travels to Lawrence, Kan., on Saturday for the 109th edition of the Dillons Sunflower Showdown against Kansas. The game, which kicks off at 11 a.m., will be televised nationally on FSN.