Stats in 2013: Kloss had a relatively quiet year, becoming the first player in USF history to be a finalist for a major college football award when he was named one of three finalist for the Lou Groza College Kicker Award. Yeah, pretty quiet. Marvin was also named a second team All-American by Athlon and the team's Special Teams MVP after scoring 42 percent (69 points) of USF's points on the season. Kloss led the nation with 11 field goals of 40 yards or more and four of 50-plus yards. On the year he went 18-of-23 (78.3 percent) on field goal attempts with only seven attempts below 40 yards and was 15-of-16 on field goals under 49 yards and a perfect 7-7 on field goals below 40 yards.
Spot on 2013 Depth Chart: Starting placekicker and kickoff specialist.
How did he come to USF: Although Purdue offered him a scholarship, and Florida offered preferred walk-on status to him, Marvin chose a preferred walk-on offer from USF in 2010. At Naples' Barron Collier High School, Kloss made 91 of 92 extra points and hit all eight field goals he attempted as a senior. And just for fun, he also played a little wide receiver and running back, scoring two touchdowns. Here's his high school recruiting tape:
Recruiting Rankings: Scout listed Kloss as a three-star prospect, and ESPN.com ranked him as the 7th best kicker in the nation in the class of 2010.
Projected Playing Time in 2014: Baring any major injury, we will see plenty of Kloss this year.
Fun Fact: Kloss's father was a professional soccer player for Frankfurt in the German Bundislega and Kloss himself was born in Germany and lived there till he moved to the US when he was 8. That means if Kloss chose soccer instead of football, he could very well have been recruited by Jurgen Klinsman as yet another German-American convert.