Terps possess the 11th-ranked defense nationally
Maryland, NC State square off Saturday at 3:30 p.m.
Maryland, Virginia to meet for 77th time in history
Maryland set to open conference play
Maryland and West Virginia set to square off at noon Saturday in Morgantown
As a Junior (2012): Started the first four games at left tackle and played in all 12 games ... part of Terp line that held William & Mary without a sack (9/1) ... part of the line that helped Maryland rush for 144 yards against Temple (9/8) ... helped open lanes for Wes Brown to set career-highs with 14 rushes for 74 yards (5.3 avg.) and one touchdown vs. Connecticut (9/15) ... saw action as a reserve vs. Wake Forest (10/6) ... played as a reserve on the line that helped the Terps rush for a season-high 206 yards against NC State (10/20) ... saw reserve time as a member of the line that helped Maryland record 337 total yards of offense against Boston College (10/27) ... played a reserve role against Georgia Tech (11/3) and helped Maryland rush for 144 yards... played a reserve role against Clemson (11/10) and helped Maryland run for 139 yards... played a reserve role against Florida State (11/17) ... played in a reserve role against North Carolina (11/24).
As a Sophomore (2011): Saw action in six games along the offensive line ... played as a reserve tackle and special teams performer ... helped the offense rank third in the ACC in rushing (169.3 yards per game) and fourth in fewest sacks allowed (1.4 pg) ... played in the first four games, helping the team run for 198 yards against Towson (10/1), including 102 by Davin Meggett, while holding the Tigers without a sack ... also played vs. Boston College (10/29) and NC State (11/26).
As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in 11 games as a reserve right tackle for an offense which ranked 29th in the FBS in scoring (32.2 ppg) and tied for fifth nationally in fewest turnovers (15) ... also played on special teams ... did not see action vs. Navy (9/6) and Clemson (10/16) ... helped the Terps post 221 rushing yards vs. Morgan State (9/11), his first-career game ... aided the offense in racking up 446 yards of total offense, including season-high 261 on the ground against Wake Forest (10/30), while not surrendering a sack ... helped the offense roll up season highs in total yards (478) and rushing yards (279), and score a bowl-record 51 points vs. East Carolina in the Military Bowl (12/29).
As a Freshman (2009): Served a redshirt season ... made the travel squad for the final four road games.
At Wheeler High School: A two-sport star who showed great improvement on the football field from his junior to season seasons ... a three-year starter on the offensive line ... also played defensive line during his career ... a 2008 honorable mention all-county choice by the Marietta Daily Journal despite the Wildcats suffering through an 0-10 campaign ... selected for the county Senior Bowl ... also a pitcher for the baseball team ... threw in the mid 80s ... also considered Boston College, Purdue, Wake Forest and Syracuse ... coached by Tom Flugum.
Personal: Born in Marietta, Ga. ... parents are Sue and David Klemm ... brother, Andrew, is a senior at Georgia ... likes Maryland for the family atmosphere ... enjoys hunting and fishing in his spare time ... an American studies major.