45 Bryan Klitzke  
Bryan Klitzke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chippewa Falls, Wis.

High School:
Chippewa Falls

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210

Position:
Defensive Back


12/07/2011

Gophers Earn 59 Spots on Academic All-Big Ten Teams

Fall Academic All-Big Ten teams boast several Gopher Standouts

12/07/2011

Nineteen Golden Gophers Named Academic All-Big Ten

Big Ten Conference announces Fall academic honorees.

11/21/2011

Gophers Send Seniors Off With Contest vs. Illinois

Twenty-four seniors will be recognized on Senior Day Saturday at TCF Bank Stadium.

2011 • SENIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 10 games in 2011 • earned third varsity letter• named Academic All-Big Ten.

2010 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Appeared in 11 games during the 2010 season on special teams and a reserve in the secondary • recorded four tackles (two solo) • earned second varsity letter.

2009 • SOPHOMORE SEASON:
Recorded seven tackles, mostly on special teams • saw action in 12 games • earned first varsity letter • member of the Big Ten All-Academic Team.

Game-by-Game: In the season opening 23-20 OT win at Syracuse (9/5), finished with one tackle • appeared in the 20-13 win over Air Force (9/12), finishing with one tackle • finished with one tackle in the 35-21 loss to No. 8 Cal (9/19) • appeared in the 35-24 win at Northwestern (9/26), but did not record any statistics • in the 31-28 loss to Wisconsin ( 10/3), finished with one tackle • recovered his first career fumble in the 35-20 win over Purdue (10/10) • in the 20-0 loss at No. 14 Penn State (10/17), recorded one tackle • appeared in the 38-7 loss to No. 18 Ohio State (10/24) and the 42-34 win over Michigan State (10/31), but did not record any statistics • did not appear against Illinois (11/7) • appeared in the 16-13 win over South Dakota State (11/14), the 12-0 loss to Iowa (11/21) and the 14-13 Insight Bowl loss to Iowa State (12/31), but did not record any statistics.

2008 • FRESHMAN SEASON:
Did not see action as a member of the squad • scholar-athlete award winner.

2007:
Redshirted • walk-on.

HIGH SCHOOL:
A 2007 graduate of Chippewa Falls (Wis.) High School • two-time All-Big Rivers Conference selection • two-time all-county honoree also earned all-area honors as a senior in 2006 • also lettered in hockey and track and field • ran on school-record sprint medley relay team • high school coach was Chuck Raykovich.

PERSONAL:
Son of Robert and Gayle Klitzke • born April 2, 1989 • political science major.