Cotton Bowl 2012: Kansas State Will Ask 'Optimus Klein' To Transform

Everyone knows The Honey Badger. But what about Optimus Klein?

When the Kansas St. Wildcats take the field against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the 2012 Cotton Bowl, they'll be featuring a secret weapon that might just "transform" the outcome of the game.

via Kansas.com, we learn how to properly refer to KSU quarterback Collin Klein:

The nickname, which plays off the beloved fictional leader of the Autobots, Optimus Prime, popped up earlier this week on twitter and has gained a bit of momentum from fans since. A reader suggested yesterday Optimus Klein would look good on a T-shirt, and a fan sent in a humorous Optimus Klein question to ESPN’s Big 12 Mailbag as well. So it’s out there.

If Klein makes it to the NFL, we may just get the showdown we've all been waiting for. Optimus vs. Megatron (Detroit Lions' WR Calvin Johnson). I guess we'll save that for the sequel.

For the latest updates on the Cotton Bowl, be sure to follow this StoryStream. For more on Kansas State, visit Bring On The Cats. For updates on Arkansas, visit Arkansas Expats.

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