Kluck to play in FCS championship

Published 9:49 pm Thursday, January 5, 2017

Former King’s Fork quarterback Ryan Kluck will play in the FCS national championship on Saturday as a walk-on with James Madison University.

Kluck is a 2016 graduate of King’s Fork High School. He played quarterback for the Bulldogs his last two years of his high school career. During his senior year, he helped the team win 10 games and made the playoffs under then-head coach Joe Jones last year. Then 10-win mark was the most in program history.

Kluck played as a receiver in his sophomore year at KFHS and switched to quarterback his junior and senior years He is back to playing as a receiver at JMU.

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Kluck committed to JMU last February. He is in the rare position of being a freshman with the opportunity to win a national championship ring. He wears number 84 for the Dukes.

JMU made it to the FCS national championship game with a record of 13-1, knocking off last year’s national champion, North Dakota State University, in the semifinal game to reach the national championship.

JMU was the No. 4 seed in the FCS playoffs.

The championship game will be played in Frisco, Texas. The Dukes will face Youngstown State University. Game time is set for noon, and the game will be broadcast on ESPN-2.