Royce Adams

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Royce Adams
No. 40     Cleveland Browns
Defensive Back / Wide Receiver / Kick Returner
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-03) May 3, 1988 (age 26)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
High school: Cleveland (OH) Glenville
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2010
Debuted in 2011 for the Pittsburgh Power
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013
Tackles --
Sacks --
Interceptions --
Forced fumbles --
Receptions --
Receiving yards --
Stats at
Career Arena football statistics
Tackles 47
Interceptions 0
PBU 10
Forced fumbles 1
Stats at

Royce Bernard Adams (born May 3, 1988) is an American football defensive back who is currently a member of the Cleveland Browns. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Purdue.

Early years[edit]

He transferred from Lakewood St. Edward High School to Glenville High School for his senior in which he recorded seven interceptions for the season. His head coach at Glenville High School was Ted Ginn, Sr., the father of Carolina Panthers wide receiver and punt returner Ted Ginn, Jr..[1]

College career[edit]

He played at Purdue University. He finished with 91 tackles, one interception, 3 passes defended and a forced fumble.[2]

In his senior season, he finished the season with 6 tackles.[2]

In his junior season, he played in 12 games, recording 18 tackles for the season.[2] On October 18, 2008, he recorded a career high 10 tackles against Northwestern but Purdue loss that game 48-26.[3]

In his sophomore year, he played in 13 games. he finished the season with 30 tackles and a passes defended.[2] On October 13, 2007, he had 4 tackles in a game against Michigan in which Purdue loss 48-21.[4]

In his freshman year, he played in 14 games in which he recorded 37 tackles, one interception, 2 passes defended and a forced fumble.[2] On October 14, 2006, he had 2 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection against Northwestern as Purdue won the game.[5] On November 4, 2006, he recorded 2 tackles and a forced fumble against Michigan State as Purdue wins the game 17-15.[6]

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Power[edit]

On November 22, 2010, he signed with the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League.[7] He finished the 2011 season with 47 tackles and a forced fumble.[8]

New York Jets[edit]

On January 5, 2012, Adams signed with the New York Jets.[9][10]

On July 31, 2012, he was placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury in which he suffered during the offseason.[11] He was released on August 31, 2013.[12]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

He was signed by the Cleveland Browns on February 12, 2014


  1. ^ "Royce Adams Purdue Profile". Retrieved 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Royce Adams College Statistics". Retrieved 2012. 
  3. ^ "Purdue 26, Northwestern 48 Box score". Retrieved 2012. 
  4. ^ "Purdue 21, Michigan 48 Box score". Retrieved 2012. 
  5. ^ "Purdue 31, Northwestern 10 Box score". Retrieved 2012. 
  6. ^ "Purdue 17, Michigan State 15 Box score". Retrieved 2012. 
  7. ^ "Power Continue to Build Roster". Retrieved 22 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "Royce Adams Pittsburgh Power Statistics". Retrieved 2012. 
  9. ^ "Former Power DB Joins Jets". Retrieved 5 January 2012. 
  10. ^ "January of 2012 NFL Transactions". Retrieved 2012. 
  11. ^ "July of 2012 NFL Transactions". Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  12. ^ Lange, Randy (31 August 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on 1 September 2013. Retrieved 1 September 2013. 

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