Ready when needed: Franklin grad Haynes No. 2
on depth chart for reigning PSAC champ Kutztown

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Ian Haynes not only has changed his look a little bit from last year, but he's continuing to put on more weight. He's still 6-3, but has gone from 210 in 2020, to 225 in 2021 and 230 this season. He was a 195-pounder coming out of Franklin High School where he threw for 9,471 yards and 95 touchdowns.

Ian Haynes graduated from Franklin in 2020 after throwing for more than 9,000 yards for the Knights.

He's starting his third year as Kutztown "property," and he's still a freshman!

No, not because the criminal justice major is not killing it in the classroom -- he's a past Pennsylvania Conference Scholar-Athlete -- but because of Covid. 

"My freshman year, they gave us back because of covid and then last year I was redshirted, so in the classroom I'm a junior (and) on the field I'm a covid redshirt freshman," he PM'd.

The 6-3, 230-pounder hopes to see the field this season when he backs up Donny Blaine, who -- Haynes believes -- has two years on eligibility left.

Blaine, 6-2, 205 who hails from northeastern Pa. (North Pocono H.S.) threw for 513 yards in four games last season, two of them starts.

Haynes hopes to fill a role similar to that this season for the Golden Bears, defending PSAC champions who were 11-2 and and reached the NCAA Division II playoffs in 2021.

"I am ready to play when they need me," Haynes wrote. "We have a great opportunity to repeat as PSAC champs."

Kutztown upset No. 9 Slippery Rock, 23-21, Nov. 12 in a rematch of last year's PSAC championship game. The Golden Bears finished 8-3 after making the NCAA Division II playoffs the last three years. IUP got the No. 1 seed in the East. The Rock, which was without several starter vs. Kutztown, is the No. 3 seed. Haynes saw action in two games for Kutztown this fall and had three yards rushing in his only carry.