Tony Adams (American football)

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Tony Adams
No. 11
Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1950-03-09) March 9, 1950 (age 64)
Place of birth: San Antonio, Texas
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
College: Utah State
NFL Draft: 1973 / Round: 14 / Pick: 343
Debuted in 1974 for the Southern California Sun
Last played in 1987 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • All-WFL (1974)
  • WFL Tri-MVP - 1974
Career NFL statistics as of 1987
Pass attempts 408
Pass completions 212
Percentage 52.0
TD-INT 12-27
Passing yards 2,733
QB Rating 55.5
Stats at NFL.com

Anthony Lee Adams (born March 9, 1950) is a former gridiron football player in the World Football League (WFL), the National Football League (NFL), and the Canadian Football League (CFL). Adams served as starting quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL after Len Dawson retired.

He played for the Southern California Sun in the WFL in 1974, where he had his best pro season, completing 276 of 510 passes for 3905 yards and 23 TDs and 18 interceptions. He was an All-WFL selection that season. He was also named one of the WFL's Tri-MVP's during the 1974 season. He shared this award with Tommy Reamon of the Florida Blazers and J.J. Jennings of the Memphis Southmen. Adams led the Sun to a 13-7 record and the team won the 1974 WFL Western Division. They faced the Hawaiians in the opening round of the '74 WFL playoffs and fell by a score of 32-14.

He also played 20 games over two seasons (1979–1980) for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, his best year being 1979, when he hit 241 of 394 passes for 2692 yards and 13 TDs and 18 interceptions. He finished his career as a strike replacement player with the Minnesota Vikings in 1987.

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