|Position:||Assoc. Head Coach/Run Game Coordinator/Offensive Line|
|Alma Mater:||Hawaii/Excelsior '08|
In just a few short weeks in Westwood, he helped the Bruins bring in one of the nation's top classes for 2012 and was named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year by 24/7 Sports. He followed it up by bringing in one of the nation's top O-line groups in 2013 and was tabbed by Rivals.com as one of the nation's Top 25 recruiters. His offensive line recruiting group for 2015 has been ranked as high as number one in the nation.
Klemm’s O-line ranked first in the Pac-12 in fewest quarterback sacks allowed in 2015 (1.25), a mark which ranked 19th in the nation. Paul Perkins became the first Bruin running back to eclipse the 1,000-yard mark in back-to-back seasons at UCLA since DeShaun Foster in 2000-01 and he moved up to third on the all-time school rushing list. Center Jake Brendel, who became the first Bruin to start at least 50 games, and tackle Conor McDermott each earned second-team all-conference honors. Brendel, a National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete and finalist for the Campbell Trophy, earned first-team Academic all-confernece honors for the fourth straight season and was chosen a CoSIDA District 8 Academic All-America selection.
In 2014, his offensive line helped produce the leading rusher in the Pac-12 Conference, who totaled the second-highest rushing yard total in school history (1,575 yards). Running back Paul Perkins also became the 13th Bruin to reach the 1,000-yard milestone.Brendel earned second-team all-conference honors. Caleb Benenoch, Alex Redmond and Scott Quessenberry were each named honorable mention all-conference selections. McDermott emerged as a player to watch with his play as a first-year starter at tackle.
In each of his first two seasons, one of his Bruin linemen has been chosen in the NFL Draft. Xavier Su’a-Filo’s selection with the first pick in the second round in 2014 is the highest for a UCLA offensive lineman since the Baltimore Ravens tabbed Hall of Famer Jonathan Ogden with the No. 4 overall pick in 1996.
In 2013, Su'a-Filo earned the Morris Trophy, in a vote of the Pac-12 defensive linemen, as the top offensive lineman in the league. Brendel earned honorable mention all-conference recognition and first-team Pac-12 All-Academic team accolades. Redmond was tabbed for Freshman All-America post-season honors.
In his first season on the field with the Bruins, his offensive linemen helped pave the way for record-setting running back Johnathan Franklin. New school rushing records were established in 2012 for most rushing yards by a back in a season, most rushing yards by a back in a career, most all-purpose yards in a season, most all-purpose yards in a career and most 100-yard rushing games in a season. Senior guard Jeff Baca was selected in the 2013 NFL Draft. Su'a-Filo earned first-team all-conference honors and second and third-team All-America acclaim from several publications. In addition, center Brendel, tackle Torian White and tackle Simon Goines were recognized on Freshman All-America teams.
A four-year starter as a player at the University of Hawai'i, Klemm began volunteering with the SMU program in 2008 after spending seven seasons in the NFL and winning Super Bowls (XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXIX) as a member of the New England Patriots.He made an immediate impact at SMU, quickly emerging as one of the nation's top recruiters and helping coach June Jones produce his first 1,000-yard rusher.
In 2011, SMU featured the nation's seventh-leading rusher in Zach Line (122.4 yards per game). Two Mustang offensive linemen went on to be selected in the 2012 NFL Draft - Josh LeRibeus in the third round by the Redskins; Kelvin Beachum, in the seventh round by the Steelers.
On the field in 2010, Klemm tutored a young SMU line and guided Beachum to first-team All-Conference USA honors. He also led J.T. Brooks and Blake McJunkin to honorable mention all-conference accolades. His line helped the SMU offense set school records in total offense, passing yards, passing touchdowns and first downs among others. Line finished the season with 1,494 rushing yards, the second-best single-season total in school history, trailing only Eric Dickerson's 1982 effort.
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. 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.
In 2009, Klemm helped Beachum earn second-team all-conference honors. The line blocked for an offense that passed for a then-school record total of 3,666 yards and produced the first collegiate 1,000-yard rusher under coach Jones.
After a standout playing career at Hawai'i, Klemm was the 46th overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft. He played under Jones during his senior season (1999), and was a part of the biggest turnaround in NCAA history, as Hawai'i improved from 0-12 to 9-4 and won a bowl game that season. Klemm was selected as a starting left tackle at the Senior Bowl and also received invitations to the Hula Bowl and the East-West Shrine Game. He attended Saint Monica HS in Santa Monica, CA.
RECRUITING RESPONSIBILITIES — Los Angeles, South Bay, Dallas and Atlanta.
PERSONAL — Education: Attended the University of Hawai'i and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College; ('08); At UCLA: Fourth season (joined the staff in December of 2011); Born: May 21, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA.