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Gaines Adams

Adams in 2006 while at Clemson
No. 90, 99
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-06-08)June 8, 1983
Place of birth: Greenwood, South Carolina
Date of death: January 17, 2010(2010-01-17) (aged 26)
Place of death: Greenwood, South Carolina
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 258 lb (117 kg)
Career information
High school: Fork Union (VA) Military Academy
College: Clemson
NFL Draft: 2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4
Career history

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2007–2009)
Chicago Bears (2009)

Career highlights and awards

PFW / PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007)
Unanimous All-American (2006)
First-team All-ACC (2006)
ACC Defensive Player of the Year (2006)

Career NFL statistics
Tackles: 93
Quarterback sacks: 13.5
Interceptions: 2
Forced Fumbles: 3
Player stats at

You know you've made your mark when you're on the cover of a videogame.
Gaines Adams
I want to be a great player. I don't want to play for the money. I don't want to play for fame. I'd just as soon no one knew who I was. I want to play football because it's football.
Gaines Adams
Julius Peppers is a beast, man. I don't know how many pounds he outweighs me by… I still try to do things like him to make my game better.
Gaines Adams
It's funny, as a little kid, you look up to those guys who you play as in 'Madden,' and now to see myself in the game, it's an honor.
Gaines Adams
I feel like by me putting on a couple more pounds will help my game tremendously. Putting on 10-15 pounds will help me stop the run better and be a more dominant pass rusher.
Gaines Adams
Coach Morris wasn't too hard on me, not at all. Being drafted where I was at, there were high expectations for me. I still have high expectations for myself.
Gaines Adams
Greg White got a boxer because I said I was getting one. I was talking about getting a boxer since before training camp.
Gaines Adams
I love getting after that quarterback! That's my deal: sacking the quarterback.
Gaines Adams
Every day I went to work at Tampa, I gave it my all.
I like to have fun, but I also try to make time for my son.
I'm a four-down guy. I can rush the passer and stop the run. I know I can be a difference-maker.
Gaines Adams
Back home in South Carolina, you have a lot of little soul food restaurants you can run to and get some quick, decent food.
Gaines Adams
It really doesn't matter to me whether it's defensive end or linebacker. I just want to play the game of football. I've been working on linebacker drills since I got out to Fischer Sports in Phoenix.
Gaines Adams
First of all, I want to thank the Buccaneers for giving me the opportunity and for picking me in the draft. This is the nature of the beast, though, and this is a new start for me. I wish them the best of luck, and I am just glad to be a Bear.
Gaines Adams