Andrew William Kline, (born October 5, 1976), is a retired American football player. Kline was selected by St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of the 2000 NFL Draft with the #220 overall pick.

Early life

Andrew attended Beverly Hills High School in Beverly Hills, California, and began playing football in ninth grade. He was a three-year starter at Beverly Hills High and played both offensive and defensive tackle. As a senior he registered 62 tackles, six sacks, four tackles for loss, five fumbles caused, four fumbles recovered and two pass defections. Top game was against North Torrance High when he notched 14 tackles. He was a First-team All-CIF, All-Ocean League and All-Los Angeles Times West Side selection. Kline was a pre-season All-American candidate. Also competed in track and field as a shot putter and on the Varsity basketball team.

College football career

Kline was a 1999 All-Mountain West Conference selection and manned the right guard position on what was considered by many one of the finest offensive lines in San Diego State history. During his senior season he graded out at 88.6% and made 38 knockdowns and registered 33 other big blocks the most among the team’s offensive lineman, and a school record. He helped the offense average 382.4 yards-per-game.

Kline lined up at right guard in 1998, collecting 30 knockdown blocks, the most among the team’s offensive lineman. He graded out at 86.1% for the season, giving up 1.5 sacks and six pressures on the year as the offense averaged 186.6 yards-per-game rushing. In 1997 he started seven games, seeing action at quick tackle and strongside guard. In 1996 he saw action with the first and second unit at guard and tackle while also performing on the special teams/kicking units. In 1995 he rdshirted as a freshman.

Pro football career


Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 2⅛ in 305 lb 5.43 s 1.88 s 3.13 s 4.60 s 7.54 s 28 in 8 ft 7 in 26 reps
All from NFL Combine.[1]

Kline was a seventh-round pick of the St. Louis Rams in 2000, and the 220th pick overall. He was on the Rams squad from 2000–02. He retired in 2003 due to multiple concussions suffered while playing.

After football

Kline is the Founder and Managing Director of Park Lane, an investment bank that provides advisory services to sports teams and sports based businesses. Some of Park Lane's clients include NHL, NBA, NFL, and MLB teams and owners as well as other sports based businesses such as Golfsmith, LockerDome, and Dyrdek Enterprises. In 2013, at the age of 36, Kline was named to The M&A Advisor’s 4th annual 40 Under 40 list in the Dealmakers category.

Kline now lives in Los Angeles, California, and enjoys collecting art and Road bicycle racing. He is active in his community and is the founder and Director of Project PLAY!, a not-for-profit foundation that provides funding for sports, music, and art youth programs in Los Angeles. He is currently a member of the Stanford Executive Circle, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), the Association of Corporate Growth, the NFLPA, the NFL Retired Players Association, the Cedars-Sinai Sports Spectacular, and the Los Angeles Sports Council, and was the Chairman of the Athletes for Rudy Giuliani Coalition.