A former Auburn quarterback has found himself in dire condition in a Georgia hospital.
Jeff Klein, who played for the Tigers between 1999-2001, was checked in to a Columbus, Ga. hospital after experiencing “severe back pain”, according to a GoFundMe page set up for him and his family. Unfortunately, an MRI revealed “spots” on his lower back and his condition has worsened.
“Jeff’s condition has rapidly become more drastic and equally challenging to the doctors since his admittance,” reads the GoFundMe post.
“There are still a lot of unknowns about future conditions and outcomes at this point. What we do know is that Jeff and Adrienne will have a long, difficult road ahead of them. This road will be paved with an unknown amount of financial hardships and other burdens placed on each family member.”
In his three seasons, Klein threw for 1,139 yards and seven touchdowns. His best season came in 1999 as a freshman when he completed 85 of 169 passes for 1,038 yards and six touchdowns in eight games.
Klein currently teaches, coaches baseball at Loachapoka, and is the football team’s offensive coordinator.
He is married with 3 young sons.