Klauzer inducted into DSU Athletic Hall of Fame

 klauzer  Kylan Klauzer, formerly of Baker, was recently inducted into the Dickinson State University Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding achievements as a student athlete.

   Klauzer was born and raised in Baker. He graduated from Baker High School in 2002 and then attended Dickinson State University (DSU) in the fall of 2002. He completed his bachelor of arts degree in political science in the spring of 2006. Klauzer chose DSU because of the opportunities it presented to him educationally and athletically. The location of DSU allowed for his family to attend events and games frequently, and be a close part of the Blue Hawk family.

   Klauzer was hired by the Dickinson Police Department (DPD) in the spring of 2006. He attended the Basic Law Enforcement Academy while finishing his degree and took the opportunity to work for the DPD in order to stay and give back to a community that has given him so much. The people in the community of Dickinson have become a second family and his decision to stay in Dickinson has solely rested on the relationships he has developed since attending DSU. Klauzer completed his master’s degree in public administration from American Military University (AMU) in the fall of 2014.

   During his four year college career at DSU, Klauzer was a standout defensive end for the Blue Hawk football team. The Hawks went on to win four consecutive titles. The Blue Hawk defense was ranked in the top ten in the NAIA two of the four years. He obtained multiple All-Conference and All-American awards. He was given the NAIA Champions of Character Award and was voted a DAC-10 most valuable player in 2005. Klauzer is rated in the top ten for total tackles, number one in tackles for loss, number one in yards from tackle for loss, number two in QB sacks, number one in yards from sacks, and had eight career INTs with two returned for TDS.

   “I want to thank Coach Hank Biesiot for the opportunity to be a Blue Hawk. I also want to thank the entire coaching staff of my era. Coach Arlan Hofland, Coach Pete Stanton, Coach Duane Monlux, and Coach Pete Leno for their contributions to my life. The life lessons learned from this group of men has helped me immensely in the years following college,” Klauzer commented.

   Two of Klauzer’s teammates, Nick Walker and Josh Epperle, were also inducted into the Hall of Fame.