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Adrian Klemm
Adrian Klemm

Position:
Offensive Line Coach/Recruiting Coordinator


Former NFL lineman and three-time Super Bowl winner Adrian Klemm is in his fourth year on the Hilltop and third as the offensive line coach. Klemm, who was a four-year starter at Hawaii, began volunteering with the SMU program in 2008 after spending seven seasons in the NFL and winning three Super Bowls as a member of the New England Patriots.

Klemm has made an immediate impact at SMU, quickly becoming 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. Other services took note as well, as FoxSports/Scout.com named him the Conference USA Recruiter of the Year. Following this success, Klemm was named SMU's Recruiting Coordinator in the summer of 2011.

On the field, Klemm tutored a young SMU line and guided tackle Kelvin Beachum to first-team All-Conference honors. He also led J.T. Brooks and Blake McJunkin to honorable mention All-C-USA accolades. His line paved the way for an SMU offense which set school records in total offense, passing yards, passing TDs and first downs among others. Running back Zach Line finished the season with 1,494 yards rushing, the second-best single-season total in school history, trailing on Eric Dickerson's 1982 effort. Line was just the second 1,000-yard collegiate rusher under June Jones.

In his first season on the Hilltop, Klemm led Beachum to All-Conference honors and Brooks and Josh LeRibeus to honorable mention All-Conference accolades. The line blocked for an offense that passed for a then-school-record 3,666 yards and produced the first collegiate 1,000-yard rusher under June Jones.

Klemm was the 46th overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft after a standout career at Hawaii. 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 the 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.

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