Joe Adams (wide receiver)

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Joe Adams
Free agent
Position: Wide receiver / Kickoff returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-11-22) November 22, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Little Rock, Arkansas
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: North Little Rock (AR) Central Arkansas Christian
College: Arkansas
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 15, 2012
Receptions: 1
Receiving yards: 7
Total return yards: 335
Total TDs: 0
Stats at

Joe Adams (born November 22, 1989) is an American football wide receiver and return specialist who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the University of Arkansas, and was recognized as a consensus All-American. He was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Adams was born in Little Rock, Arkansas. Encouraged by his mother Charlotte Allmon, he finished his secondary education at Central Arkansas Christian High School in North Little Rock, Arkansas.[1]

College career[edit]

Adams attended the University of Arkansas, where he played for the Arkansas Razorbacks football team from 2008 to 2011. As a senior in 2011, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American, after being named to the first teams of ESPN, the Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), Pro Football Weekly,, and Sporting News.[2][3][4][5]

Professional career[edit]

The Carolina Panthers selected Adams in the fourth round, 104th overall pick, of the 2012 NFL Draft. He returned kicks in the first three games of the 2012 season before being benched after losing two fumbles in a game against the New York Giants. On August 27, he was waived.[6]

Adams signed with the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League in 2014, but was released before the season.

The Houston Texans signed Adams on August 1, 2014.[7] The Texans released Adams on August 25, 2014.[8]

Adams was signed to the BC Lions' practice roster on October 20, 2014. He was released by the Lions on October 31, 2014.[9]


  1. ^ Higbee, Zack (2011-07-20). "#3 Joe Adams". Arkansas Football (University of Arkansas Athletics). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  2. ^'s 2011 All-America Team
  4. ^ 2011 All-America Team
  5. ^ Adams is consensus All-American
  6. ^ "". Retrieved August 27, 2013. 
  7. ^ John McClain, "Texans sign WR Joe Adams, OT Brice Schwab," Houston Chronicle (August 1, 2014). Retrieved August 1, 2014.
  8. ^ Texans trim roster on Monday
  9. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved November 20, 2014. 

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