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Titans' Karl Klug returns to glory days as running back





By John Glennon

October 12, 2014

One offensive play, one touchdown.

That's the NFL track record for defensive lineman Karl Klug following the Titans' 16-14 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

Klug, who hadn't played running back since his senior year of high school, entered the game as a fullback with the Titans facing a first-and-goal at the Jacksonville 1. With Klug helping open up a hole, Jackie Battle rumbled into the end zone for the Titans' only touchdown of the day.


"It was pretty cool," the fourth-year pro said. "I was telling the guys it brought back the glory days of high school."

Klug isn't exactly sure how he was recruited to play fullback, but he has a hunch that defensive coordinator Ray Horton "looked at my background and saw that I played running back in high school."

Klug's reaction when running backs coach Sylvester Croom told him he was going to be in the backfield? "I'm like, 'Sweet.' "

How did he feel things went on the play, which also featured a couple of extra offensive linemen in Byron Stingily and Chris Spencer?

"It went good enough," Klug said. "We got a touchdown and that was pretty cool."

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