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Klemm promoted to offensive line coach

The Steelers promoted Adrian Klemm to offensive line coach, after he served the last two seasons (2019-20) as the team's assistant offensive line coach.

Klemm spent the last two seasons working with the offensive line, helping to develop young players and working with veterans like Maurkice Pouncey, who once again was voted to the Pro Bowl.

Klemm originally came to the Steelers prior to the 2019 season from the college ranks where he had nine years of experience. His most recent collegiate experience was as the associate head coach/run game coordinator/offensive line coach at UCLA from 2012-16.

During his time at UCLA, Klemm helped coach an offense that set school records, including single season passing and rushing yards and total offense. UCLA also set a record for fewest sacks allowed in a season and school history in 2014, while having the leading rusher in the PAC-12 Conference. Klemm coached two All-American offensive linemen, eight All PAC-12 Conference selections and multiple freshmen All-American selections.

Klemm started his coaching career as a graduate assistant at Southern Methodist (2008), before becoming the offensive line coach/recruiting coordinator there from 2009-11. During his time at SMU the school set numerous team offensive records, including total offense and passing yards.

Klemm's experience isn't limited to coaching as he played six seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by the New England Patriots in the second round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the 46th pick overall. He spent five seasons with the Patriots and was a member of the three Super Bowl championship teams. He finished his playing career in 2005 with the Green Bay Packers.

Klemm, who is from Los Angeles, played college football at the University of Hawaii where he was a four-year starter and was selected to the Senior Bowl and received invitations to the East-West Shrine Game and Hula Bowl.

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