Mike Adams (safety)
Adams during the 2012 NFL season
No. 20 Denver Broncos
|Date of birth:March 24, 1981|
|Place of birth: Paterson, New Jersey|
|Undrafted in 2004|
|Debuted in 2004 for the San Francisco 49ers|
|Roster status: Active|
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Michael Carl "Mike" Adams (born March 24, 1981) is an American football safety for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2004 and also spent time with the Cleveland Browns. He played college football at Delaware.
Born in Paterson, New Jersey, Adams attended Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, New Jersey before going on to the University of Delaware. At Delaware, he played 43 times with 23 starts. During his college career he made 213 tackles and 11 interceptions. He earned second-team All-Atlantic 10 honors as a senior; however, he was undrafted in the 2004 NFL Draft.
San Francisco 49ers
Adams signed with the San Francisco 49ers as a undrafted free agent. Adams spent three seasons in San Francisco, starting in 18 games and recording five interceptions. Following the 2006 season, Adams left San Francisco and signed with the Cleveland Browns.
Adams joined the Cleveland Browns in 2007 and went on to start in 32 games over a five-year period with the team. During that time, Adams recorded seven interceptions and forced a fumble. Following the 2011 season, Adams became an unrestricted free agent and did not re-sign with the Browns.
On March 15, 2012, Adams signed with the Denver Broncos as a free agent. After joining the team, Adams chose jersey No. 20—which was previously worn by legendary safety Brian Dawkins before he retired during the 2012 offseason. “Hopefully I make him (Dawkins) proud wearing his number,” Adams stated in May. Heading into the 2012 season, Adams is expecting to be one of Denver's two starting safeties this season.[needs update] Before the start of Super Bowl XLVIII, Adams vowed to walk about 12 miles (19 km) from MetLife Stadium back to his childhood home if the Broncos were to win the Championship.
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