Adams in 2006 while at Clemson
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|Date of birth:||June 8, 1983|
|Place of birth:||Greenwood, South Carolina|
|Date of death:||January 17, 2010(aged 26)|
|Place of death:||Greenwood, South Carolina|
|Height:||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight:||258 lb (117 kg)|
|High school:||Fork Union (VA) Military Academy|
|NFL Draft:||2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 4|
|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|
You know you've made your mark when you're on the cover of a videogame.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Greg White got a boxer because I said I was getting one. I was talking about getting a boxer since before training camp.
I love getting after that quarterback! That's my deal: sacking the quarterback.
I'm a four-down guy. I can rush the passer and stop the run. I know I can be a difference-maker.
Back home in South Carolina, you have a lot of little soul food restaurants you can run to and get some quick, decent food.
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.
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.