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2012 UCLA Football Signing Day Press Conference
Former NFL offensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl winner Adrian Klemm joined the Bruin staff in December, 2011 after coaching four seasons at SMU.
In just a few short weeks in Westwood, he helped the Bruins bring in one of the nation's top recruiting classes for 2012 and was named the Pac-12 Recruiter of the Year by 24/7 Sports. Klemm was also tabbed by Rivals.com as one of the nation's Top 25 recruiters.
In his first season on the field with the Bruins, his offensive linemen helped pave the way for record-setting senior running back Johnathan Franklin. New school rushing records were established 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 during the 2012 campaign. Sophomore offensive guard Xavier Su'a-Filo earned first-team all-conference honors and All-America acclaim from several publications. In addition, center Jake Brendel was recognized on Freshman All-America teams. Jeff Baca was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2013 NFL Draft.
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 paved the way for an SMU offense which 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 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.
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.
Klemm was the 46th overall selection in the 2000 NFL Draft after a standout playing career at Hawai'i. 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. Following the 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 -- Orange County, National
PERSONAL -- Education: Bachelor's Degree in Liberal Arts from Excelsior College; ('08); At UCLA: First year (joined the staff in December of 2011); Born: May 21, 1977 in Los Angeles, CA.
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