Carl “Fuzzy” Klusman joined the KFOA in 1970 and has been a member for over 45 years. He served on the Board of Directors for over 30 years including a term as President Elect in 1978 and President in 1979. During much of that time he was our “Rules Interpreter and Referee in Chief”. Due to his knowledge of the rules and mechanics, Fuzzy was very instrumental in the creation and editing
of our “First and 10” mechanics manual. Many, if not every referee in our association, has at one time or another picked up the phone and made the “let’s see what Fuzzy thinks” call. Consistently rated as one of our top officials, he was selected to work four state championship assignments over the course of his career. He is a mentor to our younger and experienced officials, both on and off of the field. It is this unequalled dedication to the KFOA and the sport of football that this award has been renamed in his honor.