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#85 Faron Klingelhoefer
Position: Defensive Tackle
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 265
Year: Junior
City/State: Amherst, Neb.
High School: Amherst
Other College: Nebraska-Kearney

Honors and Awards

  • 2008 Big 12 Commissioner’s Spring Academic Honor Roll

2010 Outlook
Faron Klingelhoefer (pronounced fair-in KLING-ul-hoffer) enters his junior season hoping to earn playing time on the Nebraska defensive front. Klingelhoefer began his NU career at defensive end, before moving inside to tackle for the 2009 season. He is expected to add depth behind juniors Jared Crick and Terrence Moore and sophomore Baker Steinkuhler this fall. Klingelhoefer began his career at Nebraska-Kearney, before joining the Huskers in January of 2008. 

2009 (Sophomore)
Klingelhoefer played in two games, with an unassisted tackle against Arkansas State and an assisted tackle in Nebraska's win over Louisiana-Lafayette.  

2008 (Redshirt Freshman)
Klingelhoefer was a reserve defensive end, but did not see game action.  

Before Nebraska (Amherst HS/Nebraska-Kearney)
Klingelhoefer was enrolled at Nebraska-Kearney during the fall semester in 2007, but redshirted for the Lopers. He had a standout prep career for Class C Amherst High School, where he was a star on both sides of the ball at fullback and linebacker. Klingelhoefer was a two-time all-state selection as he helped the Broncos to two district championships. Klingelhoefer also earned all-state accolades from the Lincoln Journal Star and Omaha World-Herald during his junior and senior year.

A three-sport athlete, Klingelhoefer competed in track and field and wrestling during his high school career. He was a two-time all-state honoree in wrestling, capturing third place twice at 215 pounds. He threw the shot and discus in track. Klingelhoefer was a member of the National Honor Society and was named to the academic all-state list twice for football. 

Personal
Faron is the son of Kevin and Julie Klingelhoefer and was born on Aug. 14, 1988. He is majoring in agricultural education and was named to the 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll. Klingelhoefer has done outreach work at the People's City Mission and as part of Nebraska's team hospital visits.

Faron is the son of Kevin and Julie Klingelhoefer and was born on Aug. 14, 1988. He is majoring in agricultural education and was named to the 2008 Big 12 Commissioner's Spring Academic Honor Roll. Klingelhoefer has done outreach work at the People's City Mission and as part of Nebraska's team hospital visits.