Kyle Adams

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Kyle Adams
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Kyle Adams in 2012
No. 88, 86
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1988-01-19) January 19, 1988 (age 30)
Wellesley, Massachusetts
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight: 255 lb (116 kg)
Career information
High school: Austin (TX) Westlake
College: Purdue
Undrafted: 2011
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • Honorable Mention All-Central Texas (2005)
  • 2nd Team All-Region (2005)
  • 1st Team All-District (2005)
Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 4
Receiving Yards: 40
Touchdowns: 0
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Kyle Robert Adams (born January 19, 1988) is a former American football tight end who played in the National Football League. He was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He played college football at Purdue.

Early years[edit]

Adams was born on January 19, 1988 in Wellesley, Massachusetts to Anne and Robert Adams. He attended Westlake High School in Austin where he played football and basketball. He attended the same high school as another famous Purdue alumnus, Drew Brees. His teammate at Westlake was future Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles. As a junior, Adams had eight receptions, and as a senior he caught nine passes for 100 yards and one touchdown.[1]

He helped lead the team to district title every season he was there, and a quarterfinals appearance in 2003.[2] In the classroom he was an Academic All-State and a National Merit Scholarship finalist.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
Kyle Adams
Austin, Texas Westlake High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) 4.8 Jun 29, 2005 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:2/5 stars   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 72
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 65 (TE)   Rivals: -- (TE), -- (TX)  ESPN: 57 (TE)
  • ‡ Refers to 40 yard dash
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height, weight and 40 time.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.


Adams committed to Purdue University on June 29, 2008.[3] Adams wasn't heavily recruited as he only had one other FBS scholarship offer from Duke.[4]

College career[edit]

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[5] He later had his first career touchdown on a 25-yard pass from wide receiver Desmond Tardy at Hawai'i on November 25.[1][6] For the season he had six receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown.[7]

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.[8]

Adams sustained a season-ending knee injury in the season opener against Northern Colorado in 2008.[9] In 2010, Adams served as team captain, and led the team with 36 catches for 244 yards.[10]



Season Team GS GP Rec Yds Avg TD Long
2006 Purdue 1 8 6 58 9.7 1 25
2007 Purdue 1 13 8 109 13.6 2 28
2008 Purdue 1 1 0 0 -- 0 --
2009 Purdue 12 12 29 249 8.6 0 23
2010 Purdue 12 12 36 244 6.8 0 19
Totals 27 46 79 660 8.4 3 28

Professional career[edit]


Prior to the 2011 NFL Draft, Adams was projected to be undrafted by He was rated as the twentieth-best tight end in the draft.[12][13] Adams wasn't invited to the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, but he was able to showcase his talents during Purdue's annual Pro Day.[14]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 4.6 in
(1.95 m)
257 lb
(117 kg)
4.83 s 1.59 s 2.69 s 4.35 s 7.10 s 33 in
(0.84 m)
10 ft 02 in
(3.10 m)
24 reps
All values from 2011 Purdue Pro Day[12]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Adams was signed by the Bears as an undrafted free agent on July 26, 2011.[10] He was released on September 2, 2013.[15] On September 3, Adams was brought back by the Bears.[16] He was released again on September 9, 2013.[17]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers[edit]

On November 27, 2013, Adams was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Personal life[edit]

Adams, a devout Christian, is a member of the Ephraim Orphan Project, an organization that provides aid to orphans in Haiti.[18] 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.[19][20]

"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[19]


  1. ^ a b c "#85 Kyle Adams". Purdue University. Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  2. ^ "Chaparral Football Records & Achievements". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  3. ^ "Kyle Adams". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  4. ^ "Kyle Adams". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  5. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers vs. Northwestern Wildcats - Box Score". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  6. ^ "Purdue Boilermakers vs. Hawaii Warriors - Box Score". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  7. ^ "2006 Purdue football stats". Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  8. ^ "2011 Purdue Football Information Guide" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-11-08. 
  9. ^ "85 Day to Purdue Football: Kyle Adams". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  10. ^ a b
  11. ^ "Kyle Adams". Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  12. ^ a b "Kyle Adams, DS #20 TE, Purdue". Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  13. ^ "Kyle Adams, TE". Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  14. ^ "Pro Day Tracker". April 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-17. 
  15. ^ Associated Press (2013-09-02). "Bars get TE Rosario from Cowboys for draft pick". Yahoo! Sports. Archived from the original on 2013-09-03. Retrieved 2013-09-02. 
  16. ^ Florio, Mike (2013-09-03). "Bears bring back Kyle Adams, dump Jonathan Scott". Retrieved 2013-09-04. 
  17. ^ Wright, Michael (2013-09-09). "Bears bring back Scott, Johnson". ESPN. Retrieved 2013-09-09. 
  18. ^ "Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2013-01-28. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  19. ^ a b "Adams inspired to help Haitian people". 2012-05-18. Retrieved 2012-07-14. 
  20. ^ "Adams spends week volunteering in Haiti". Retrieved 2012-07-14. 

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