John Klotsche
John Klotsche

Player Profile

Palo Alto, CA

High School:
Palo Alto

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 235




Enjoyed his best season to date in 2001, carving up opposing offenses for team-high 71 tackles from his middle linebacker spot ... excels at filling the gaps between the tackles ... a smart player who is Cal's most experienced linebacker ... came to Cal as a walk-on in 1998 ... named to 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic second team ... 2001 ... started all 11 games at ILB, leading the team in solo (59) and total tackles ... also ranked second behind Tully Banta-Cain in tackles for loss with eight for losses of 41 yards ... chipped in with two sacks for minus-22 yards, while both forcing and recovering one fumble ... led Bears in tackles three times on the season, registering 11 stops at Rutgers and vs. Washington, and making 10 tackles at Oregon State ... also landed eight tackles at UCLA, while producing a five-tackle, 1-forced fumble, 1-sack afternoon vs. Arizona ... 2000 ... started Cal's opener vs. Utah and had one unassisted tackle ... came off the bench the next few weeks ... blocked and recovered a punt to set up a Cal touchdown at Arizona State ... returned to the starting lineup the next week vs. UCLA and came through with six tackles against the Bruins ... had his best game at Washington with 12 tackles, including five unassisted stops, two tackles for loss and a sack ... also recovered a fumble and ran it in 34 yards for a touchdown to give the Bears a 14-7 lead in the second quarter at UW ... had nine tackles at Oregon, including two for loss, and six unassisted stops vs. Stanford ... 1999 ... played on all six Cal special team units, participating in 11 games ... earned Cal's Special Teams Player of the Week honors for the Rutgers and Oregon games ... 1998 ... walked-on to the Cal program and redshirted in 1998.

High School/Personal: A three-year starter at Palo Alto HS ... the Defensive Player of the Year for the DeAnza League his senior season after recording 117 tackles ... earned first team Central Coast honors ... also played fullback his senior year and rushed for over 1200 yards ... served as his prep team's punter and had a career long punt of 60 yards ... recruited by several Division IAA schools, but elected to walk-on and play in the Pac-10 ... mass communications major ... earned honorable mention Pac-10 All-Academic honors in 2000 ... lists golf as a hobby ... born April 3, 1980 in Chicago, IL.

Klotsche's Career Statistics
Year UT AT TT Loss Sacks Int FR 1999 1 3 4 0-0 0.0 0 0 2000 31 13 44 4-18 1 0 3 2001 59 12 71 8-41 2-22 0 1 Totals 32 16 48 4-18 1.0 0 3