Klein More Than Just a Football Player at Washington

Extra Effort: Logan Klein

WASHINGTON, Ill. - Very, very busy.

That's how Logan Klein describes high school.

The Washington senior is a starting wide receiver and defensive back for the state semifinal-bound Panthers football team. But when he isn't making plays on the football field, he dabbles in just about anything he can get his hands on.

"I'm trying to do whatever I can outside and inside of school to stay busy," Klein said. "I have as much fun as I can, do whatever I can."

He is the treasurer of the senior executive board at school, where he and three colleagues make important decisions like organizing Prom and graduation.

"We actually campaign, which people usually don't do," Klein said of his student government position. "We campaign and hand out stickers and stuff and make it as much fun as we can.

Klein also volunteers in his off time, helping with the Washington leadership and community club, the United Way, and Dax Fest. It's a quality that Panthers football coach Darrell Crouch admires.

"I think there are people that see him in lots of different lights than just a football player,"said Crouch. "I think he does a lot of things well, not just on the field but off the field, too.

On top of it all, Klein has one more job, the one he calls the most important. He ranks near the top of the class in academics.

"I sure love coming out and playing football, but at the end of the day, academics is what kind of matter in the end. I like to succeed at whatever I do," said Klein.

Washington hosts Dunlap in the Class 5A state semifinals Saturday at 3 p.m.


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