Panthers Linebacker Klein Goes from Overlooked to the NFL

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Panthers Linebacker Klein Goes from Overlooked to the NFL
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After the Panthers selected A.J. Klein in the fifth round of the 2013 NFL draft, Klein went with his family and friends to Tanners Grill and Bar in Kimberly, Wis. The restaurant was the same one he and his high school teammates ate at before Friday night games during their two state championship seasons. And it was where the former Iowa State linebacker wanted to go that Saturday night four years later to thank his supporters.

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