Collin Klein named Big 12 athlete of the year

Kansas State quarterback Collin Klein is the Big 12's athlete of the year, along with Oklahoma softball pitcher Keilani Ricketts.

The Wildcats quarterback led K-State to its first Big 12 title since 2003 and a Fiesta Bowl bid.

Klein finished third in Heisman voting last year after being named a finalist for the award. He left K-State with a 21-5 record as a starter and finished the last two seasons with 50 rushing touchdowns, the most ever by an FBS quarterback in consecutive seasons.

Klein also won the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm award this past season.