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Phillip Adams (American football)

Phillip Adams
Adams with the Raiders in 2012.
No. 24     New York Jets
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-20) July 20, 1988
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school: Rock Hill (SC)
College: South Carolina State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224
Debuted in 2010 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-MEAC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2014
Tackles 74
Pass deflections 11
Interceptions 4
Forced fumbles 0
Stats at

Phillip M. Adams (born July 20, 1988) is an American football cornerback for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He played college football for South Carolina State University.

He has also played for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders and Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Adams attended Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he was a teammate of Ko Simpson and Jonathan Hefney. In 2004, he helped the Bearcats to a Class 4A Division I state championship.

College career

In his freshman year at South Carolina State University, Adams saw action as a backup and on special teams. He recorded 12 tackles and 2 interceptions, along with a 30-yard punt return. As a sophomore, he played in 11 games.

As a junior, Adams ranked 6th on the team with 48 tackles, and led the team in interceptions with five, and pass deflections with nine. In his senior year, he was a First Team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection, after registering 48 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

Adams was selected in the seventh round (224th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 10⅝ in 192 lb 4.50 s 1.62 s 2.57 s 4.34 s 7.16 s 34½ in 10 ft 4 in
All values from South Carolina State Pro Day on March 31, 2010[2]

In week 16 against the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 26, 2010, Adams had his left ankle broken while blocking on the opening kickoff of the 2nd half.[3] He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011.[4]

New England Patriots

On September 21, 2011, the New England Patriots signed Adams and Landon Cohen after season-ending injuries to Dan Koppen and Myron Pryor. He was waived on October 8, then re-signed on October 13 after Mike Wright went on injured reserve. On October 14, Adams was once again released to make room for Marcus Harrison. On November 21, Adams recorded his first interception in the NFL. He was waived again on November 29.

Seattle Seahawks

On December 20, 2011, Adams was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.

Oakland Raiders

On September 1, 2012, Adams was signed by the Oakland Raiders.

Second stint with Seahawks

Adams signed with the Seattle Seahawks on March 27, 2014.

New York Jets

Adams was signed by the New York Jets on September 1, 2014.[5]

Career Statistics

Year Team Games Combined Tackles Tackles Assisted Tackles Sacks Forced Fumbles Fumble Recoveries Fumble Recovery Yards Interceptions Interception Return Yards Average Interception Return Yards Longest Interception Return Interception Return Touchdowns Passes Defended Stuffs Stuff Yards Kick Blocks
2010 SF 15 13 9 4 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2011 NE 6 8 7 1 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2012 OAK 15 15 13 2 0.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 5 1 3 0
2013 OAK 16 30 26 4 0.0 0 1 26 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total Total 52 66 55 11 0.0 0 1 26 3 0 0 0 0 8 1 3 0


  1. ^ Former South Carolina State Defensive Back Phillip Adams Drafted by San Francisco 49ers
  2. ^ "Phillip Adams Draft Profile". Retrieved October 26, 2010. 
  3. ^
  4. ^ 49ers Trim Roster to 53
  5. ^ Lange, Randy (September 1, 2014). "Jets Sign CB Adams, Release WR Enunwa". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2014. Retrieved September 1, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Phillip Adams Stats". ESPN Internet Ventures. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

External links

  • Seattle Seahawks bio
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