During his five years at UCLA, offensive line coach Adrian Klemm produced three NFL draft picks, including 2016 fifth-round draft pick Caleb Benenoch.
After the 39-year-old coach was fired this week, Benenoch, who played in five games as a rookie for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this season, took to social media Tuesday to support Klemm, quoting a tweet from fellow former UCLA offensive lineman Simon Goines. Goines was part of Klemm’s first recruiting class at UCLA, but was hampered by injuries most of his career.
ALL FACTS! https://t.co/RuSyX29PIB
— Caleb Benenoch (@CalebBenenoch) January 17, 2017
@IAMKLEMM is the best OL coach in the country regardless of what anybody thinks !
— SimonGoinesOfficial (@goines_simon) January 17, 2017
During Klemm’s tenure, UCLA sent Benenoch, Xavier Su’a-Filo (2nd round, 2014) and Jeff Baca (6th round, 2013) to the NFL through the draft.