(7-12-21) Hononegah’s (2023) Jacob Klink as an offensive lineman has started since he was a Freshman, as a Sophomore he started in all five games in a spring-delayed Illinois season. This fall Klink looks to continue to improve his rise in the NIC 10 and help the Indians to a season to remember.
Klink over the past two summers has attended camps around the country and his stock continues to rise, including DI schools taking a serious look.
Klink has what it takes to move to the next level, rival coaches know who he is and what he can do…sometimes they even make adjustments according to what he is doing. Impressive for an offensive lineman. He is listed by some sources at 6’4, 390lbs.
In a recent Deep Dish Football interview:
What do you like about playing on the line?
Where to start? Hahah I love the brotherhood that comes with the position and the idea of five guys moving together as one unit. I love the ability to be physical and aggressive in the trenches. And I love the ability to be able to protect my qb and open holes for my running back so that they can look good. There is no better feeling than that.
According to recent rankings by Prep Red Zone Illinois he is one of the top Class of 2023 linemen –
@PrepRedzoneIL Class of 2023 Rankings
Klink this year was able to compete in track in both shot put and the discus, after missing the entire 2020 season (his freshman year) was cancelled by the IHSA due to the pandemic.
He recently took 1st place at the Illinois Jr. Olympics and will move on to Houston for Nationals in a couple of weeks.
Did you know……
‘The apple doesn’t fall from the tree.’
Jacob’s dad Mickey was a Senior lineman on Rockford Guilford’s 1992 team that advanced two games into the play-offs, winning in the 1st round 5A playoff game over Carmel 42-0, they would lose in the 2nd round to Lake Forest 49-33.
now At Guilford Mickey wore jersey #76, the same number Jacob wears at Hononegah
Mickey would continue his football career at Trinity International University and played for Coach Leslie Frazier, a member of the Chicago Bears Super Bowl team. Today he is the pastor at Hope Evangelical Free Church in Roscoe.
(picture to the left is from Junior Year)
1991 Guilford Football Team…
Mickey Klink top row #76