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After battling injury, Penn State's Ben Kline appreciates being back on field

After spending two years out with an injury, linebacker Ben Kline said he is not taking for granted his opportunity to play one last year for the Nittany Lions.

The Penn State football program means a lot to linebacker Ben Kline. As he spent the last two years battling injury, he said it killed him being unable to play. But in the Army game last weekend, Kline finally took the field again. It was his first game since 2013, when he suffered a chest injury against Minnesota.

"It was fun. I don't take for granted any opportunities to be out there playing with my teammates," Kline said Tuesday. "It was a lot of fun just to be out there with them and playing again to get back on the field, playing again and to get a win."

"You know what you're going to get from Ben, from a leadership standpoint, from a maturity standpoint," coach James Franklin said, noting professors always rave about him.