Klingler to sling color commentary for Houston

Updated: April 6, 2006, 1:59 PM ET
Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Former Houston quarterback David Klingler will be a color analyst on Cougars' games this season, the school announced.

He will join Tom Franklin in the booth and replace Tony Fitzpatrick, who became an assistant coach on the Cougars' staff.

Klingler set NCAA single-season records in 1990 for passing yards (5,140), total offense (5,221) and passing touchdowns (54). He had an NCAA-record 11 touchdown passes against Eastern Washington on Nov. 17.

Klingler finished his career with 9,430 passing yards and 91 touchdown passes, both school records. Klingler was a first-round draft pick in 1992 by the Cincinnati Bengals and played in six NFL seasons for the Bengals and Oakland Raiders.

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