Kyle Adams in 2012
|Date of birth:January 19, 1988|
|Place of birth: Wellesley, Massachusetts|
|High school: Austin (TX) Westlake|
|Undrafted in 2011|
|Debuted in 2011 for the Chicago Bears|
|Roster status: Free Agent|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Adams was born on January 19, 1988, in Wellesley, MA, to Robert and Anne Adams. He attended Westlake High School in Austin where he played football (coached by Derek Long) and basketball. He attended the same high school as another famous Purdue alumnus, Drew Brees. As a junior he had eight receptions, and as a senior he caught nine passes for 100 yards and one touchdown. He helped lead the team to district title every season he was there, and a quarterfinals appearance in 2003. In the classroom he was an Academic All-State and a National Merit Scholarship finalist.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||40‡||Commit date|
|Austin, Texas||Westlake High School||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||225 lb (102 kg)||4.8||Jun 29, 2005|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 72|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 65 (TE) Rivals: -- (TE), -- (TX) ESPN: 57 (TE)|
During the 2006 season, his first year, Adams appeared in eight games, including one start. He made his Boilermakers debut He caught his first two career passes for 17 yards at Northwestern on October 14 He later had his first career touchdown on a 25-yard pass from wide receiver Desmond Tardy at Hawai'i on November 25. For the season he had six receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown.
In 2007, he received the team's Newcomer Award, which is awarded to an offensive and defensive player who, in his first spring practice, makes the most progress.
Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Adams was projected to be undrafted by NFLDraftScout.com. He was rated as the twentieth-best tight end in the draft. Adams wasn't invited to the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but Purdue held a Pro Day which allowed Adams to showcase his talents
|Ht||Wt||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 4.6 in||257 lb||4.83 s||1.59 s||2.69 s||4.35 s||7.10 s||33 in||10 ft 02 in||24 reps|
|All values from 2011 Purdue Pro Day|
Adams was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011. He was released on September 2, 2013. On September 3, Adams was brought back by the Bears. He was released again on September 9, 2013.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers
On November 27, 2013, Adams was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Adams, a devout Christian, is a member of the Ephraim Orphan Project, an organization that provides aid to orphans in Haiti. In May 2012, Adams made a visit to the country to build a security fence as part of the construction of an orphanage, along with conducting sports camps and donating goods to other orphanages, his fifth visit. During his time at Purdue, he made three trips to Haiti as a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, including a visit in February 2012.
"My first time there in 2008 I accepted Christ as my savior and became a Christian, which was a great moment for me. When I was down there I saw the poverty in Haiti, and the Bible calls us to help those who are poor, who are impoverished and who are struggling."—Kyle Adams
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