19 year-old athlete, student Chris Klotz, is known for his exceptional gift of balancing his lifestyle of sports, work, and academics.
He grew up in Western Springs, Illinois, where he still currently lives, with his older sister and brother.
“I loved being outside all the time, playing baseball or soccer.”
Middle school is when he tried football and found passion for the sport, and in high school he participated in track and field, and football.
Klotz holds a number of records in track and field, like an indoor 200 record, a 4 by 100 record, and a 4 by 200 record.
His high school football career at Lyons Township High School in LaGrange earned him the Spina Award, which refers to leadership on and off the field, and he was also the Lions’ football captain his senior year.
While dedicated to athleticism, Klotz also maintained a 3.5 GPA.
He chose to start off at COD for his college education and hopes to get recruited to a university where he will continue playing football. He most likely will go for a major in education.
Right now he’s taking comparative politics, intro to religion, intro to health, and intro to education.
Klotz was starter and receiver of the Chaparral football team this year and he was also captain.
Outside of COD he has a job at a little kids’ sports camp.
When asked how he manages to balances everything out, he said it’s matter of finding your own routine.
“You have to get into a certain rhythm. I might be really busy I but I know it’s all going to pay off in the end.”