Houston Cougar David Klingler set a record after throwing six touchdown passes in the second quarter of the August 31, 1991 football game against the Louisiana Tech Vikings.
Klingler played a major role in the 73-3 victory on the Cougars home field. The record for most touchdown passes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Football Bowl Subdivision is still held by Klingler. The all-time record is seven, which was claimed by Neil Lomax with the FCS Portland State Vikings in 1980.
Klingler played for the Cougars for two years before he was chosen by the Cincinnati Benglas in the first round of the 1992 draft. He started for three of the four years he was with the team. He also spent two seasons with the Oakland Raiders as the backup quarterback. After playing for the Green Bay Packers in training camp ’98, the first round flop went to the Dallas Theology Seminary to study religion.
Klingler also holds the record, 11, touchdown passes in a game which was set on November 17, 1990 against Eastern Washington. He also won the Sammy Baugh trophy for most outstanding passer in ’90.