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ASU football hires Klayton Adams as offensive line coach

Klayton Adams, left, and Colorado head coach, Mike MacIntyre, talk during the game with Arizona State on October 6, 2018. (Photo by Cliff Grassmick/Digital First Media Group/Boulder Daily Camera via Getty Images)


The Arizona State football program announced Sunday that Klayton Adams has been added as the offensive line coach and run game coordinator.

Adams joins the Sun Devils after spending two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, helping the team finish No. 11 in the NFL in rush yards per game and with the No. 7 offensive line as graded by Pro Football Focus.

Adams will replace Dave Christensen who retired at the end of 2020.

“I cannot wait to start working for Coach (Herm) Edwards at Arizona State,” Adams said in a release. “It’s a huge dream come true to work for him and this school. You have to work for someone that you believe in as a leader.”

He has also spent six seasons at Colorado from 2013 to 2018 where he served in roles ranging from co-offensive coordinator, offensive line coach, running backs coach to tight end coach before gaining experience at the NFL level.

“Klayton Adams has a unique blend of college football and NFL coaching experience to go along with a tremendous personality,” Edwards said. “His skill set fits perfectly within our Pro Model. He brings a great knowledge of the run game to our offensive staff. Our young offensive linemen will greatly benefit from his knowledge and experience.”

Adams spoke of his excitement to work with Arizona State’s offensive coordinator.

“Zak Hill and I have a relationship that goes way back. I know what he wants to do with the offense so it will be perfect. They’ve done a tremendous job recruiting and I am excited to start working with this offensive line group,” Adams said.

Last season the Sun Devils led the Pac-12 averaging 458.5 yards per game and 264.3 rushing yards per game.


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