Mike Adams (safety)

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Mike Adams
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Adams with the Broncos in 2012.
No. 29     Indianapolis Colts
Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-03-24) March 24, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Paterson, New Jersey
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
College: Delaware
Undrafted in 2004
Debuted in 2004 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2014
Tackles 625
Quarterback sacks 5.0
Pass deflections 59
Interceptions 18
Forced fumbles 5
Touchdowns 1
Stats at NFL.com

Michael Carl Adams (born March 24, 1981) is an American football safety for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).[2] He was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2004. He played college football at Delaware.

Adams has also played for the Cleveland Browns and Denver Broncos.

Early years[edit]

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;[1] however, he was undrafted in the 2004 NFL Draft.[1]

Professional career[edit]

San Francisco 49ers[edit]

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.

Cleveland Browns[edit]

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.[3] Following the 2011 season, Adams became an unrestricted free agent and did not re-sign with the Browns.

Denver Broncos[edit]

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.[4] 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.[5] He was released by the Broncos early in May 2014.

Indianapolis Colts[edit]

Adams signed with the Indianapolis Colts on June 14, 2014.[6] On December 23, Adams was named as an alternate player for the 2014 Pro Bowl.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb. Total Ast. Sacks SFTY PDef Int Yds Avg Lng TDs FF
2014 Indianapolis Colts 15 15 83 65 18 0.0 0 11 5 24 4.8 10 0 1
2013 Denver Broncos 16 7 64 48 16 0.0 0 6 1 3 3.0 3 0 0
2012 Denver Broncos 16 16 80 60 20 1.0 1 11 0 0 0.0 0 0 2
2011 Cleveland Browns 16 16 64 44 20 0.0 0 6 3 33 11.0 29 0 1
2010 Cleveland Browns 15 2 45 39 6 1.0 0 6 2 51 25.5 26 0 0
2009 Cleveland Browns 16 9 69 58 11 1.0 0 8 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2008 Cleveland Browns 14 5 44 36 8 0.0 0 2 2 18 9.0 18 0 0
2007 Cleveland Browns 15 0 29 27 2 1.0 0 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2006 San Francisco 49ers 16 8 64 54 10 0.0 0 3 0 0 0.0 0 0 0
2005 San Francisco 49ers 14 10 74 57 17 1.0 0 5 4 36 9.0 40T 1 1
2004 San Francisco 49ers 8 0 9 5 4 0.0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0
Total 161 88 625 493 132 5.0 1 59 18 165 9.2 40 1 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Cleveland Browns - Players - Mike Adams". clevelandbrowns.com. Retrieved August 6, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Former Bronco Mike Adams Joins the Indianapolis Colts". 
  3. ^ "Mike Adams, SS for the Denver Broncos". NFL. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Broncos DB Mike Adams inherits more than Brian Dawkins' jersey number". BroncoTalk. May 23, 2012. Retrieved September 16, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kiszla, Mark (January 26, 2014). "Broncos' Mike Adams has dream of walking home after Super Bowl". Denver Post. 
  6. ^ Hanzus, Dan (June 14, 2014). "Veteran Mike Adams signs deal with Indianapolis Colts". NFL.com. Retrieved 2014-06-15. 
  7. ^ Keefer, Zak (December 24, 2014). "Colts earn 5 Pro Bowl nods". indystar.com. Retrieved December 25, 2014. 

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