Josh is son of NFL great Joe Klecko
When your last name is Klecko, there's a good chance people in New Jersey will take notice. Josh Klecko, the son of New York Jet all-time great Joe Klecko, will be beginning his own journey in the fall when he begins playing football for Rutgers in the spring. Josh's brother Dan Klecko also enjoyed a successful pro career with teams such as the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts. Josh, of Colts Neck, played defensive tackle and guard for Red Bank Catholic and was a standout player for the Caseys. Josh is our athlete of the week and each week we ask them the same three questions and print their answers verbatim. Why did you choose the college you did? I chose Rutgers over Old Dominion, Connecticut, Bowling Green, Temple and …
Defensive lineman heads to Scarlet Knights after earning Defensive Player of the Year
Wednesday, February 6
Standout Red Bank Catholic defensive lineman Josh Klecko will take his football talents to Rutgers University in the fall. Klecko, a Colts Neck resident, is among the many highly rated prospects to choose the Scarlet Knights on National Signing Day. Klecko had a dominant season for the Casey's, posting 48 tackles and 8.5 sacks en route to being named the All-Shore Defensive Player of the Year. He helped lead RBC to a perfect 10-0 record and berth in the NJSIAA Non-Public Group 3 semifinal, where the Casey's were ousted by St. Joseph's Regional of Montvale. The defensive tackle, 6'2", 260 lbs, is the son of former All-Pro New York Jet Joe Klecko and the brother of Dan Klecko, a former Temple standout and NFL veteran.