Klever, of Anchorage, was the first Alaskan to be drafted by an NFL team, to play in the modern-day NFL, to score a touchdown in the NFL and to appear in the playoff game in the NFL. He spent five seasons (1983-87) with New York Jets, who converted him from running back to tight end. He started 25 of 65 games and caught 46 passes for 514 yards and three touchdowns. At the University of Montana, Klever left as the all-time leading rusher with 2,228 yards. At West High, he led the Eagles to a state title in 1975 and was twice named all-state at quarterback.