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May 21, 1977 |
|2000–2004||New England Patriots|
|2005||Green Bay Packers|
|Coaching career (HC unless noted)|
|Accomplishments and honors|
|Pac-12 South Division Champions (2012)|
|3x Super Bowl champion (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX)|
Adrian William Klemm (born May 21, 1977 in Inglewood, California) is a former National Football League offensive lineman, who played for the New England Patriots and Green Bay Packers Klemm served as the offensive line coach for four seasons at Southern Methodist University before serving in the same position at UCLA from 2012 to 2016. He is perhaps best known for being drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft, the same draft in which they selected Tom Brady in the sixth round. Klemm spent seven seasons in the NFL, winning three Super Bowls as a member of the Patriots.
High school years
Klemm attended Saint Monica Catholic High School in Santa Monica, California, and was a prep teammate of Marcellus Wiley and was named the Santa Monica athlete of the year as a senior. Klemm was a two-time All-League selection in both football and basketball.
Klemm attended the University of Hawaii and was a four-year starter. He played under June Jones during his senior season (1999), and was a part of the biggest turnaround in NCAA history, as Hawaii improved from 0-12 to 9-4 and won a bowl game that season. Following his senior season, Klemm was selected as the starting left tackle at the Senior Bowl and also earned invitations to the East-West Shrine Game and the Hula Bowl.
Klemm was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round (46th overall selection) of the 2000 NFL Draft. Klemm spent five years with the Patriots, appearing in 26 contests with 10 starts. Klemm was also a member of three Super Bowl champion teams during his time with the Patriots. Klemm spent his final professional season with the Green Bay Packers in 2005, appearing in 16 games and starting in half of those games for the Packers.
Klemm began his coaching career in 2008 as a volunteer with the SMU Mustangs, coached by Klemm's former college coach June Jones. In 2009, Klemm was named the Offensive Line coach and in 2011, he added the title of recruiting coordinator for the Mustangs. During his time at SMU, Klemm quickly became known for being one of the nation's top recruiters. Following the 2010 season, Klemm was named the top non-BCS AQ Recruiter in the nation by Rivals.com, and was further recognized by the outlet as one of the top 25 recruiters in the country overall. Fox Sports/Scout.com also named him the 2010 Conference USA Recruiter of the Year.
In December 2011, Klemm accepted an offer to become the Offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the UCLA Bruins under coach Jim Mora, Jr. In just a few short weeks on the job, he helped the Bruins bring in one of the nation's top recruiting classes and was named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year by 24/7 Sports. Klemm coached for five seasons before parting ways with UCLA on January 15, 2017.