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Anthony Adams biography

Date of birth : 1980-06-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Detroit. Michigan
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-01-03
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Chicago Bears, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Anthony Adams is a player in the National Football League. He plays for the Chicago Bears, and previously played for the San Francisco 49ers.

NFL Career
Collected 276 tackles, 8.5 sacks, 3 fumble recoveries and 2 forced fumbles in 94 games played (54 starts) in seven NFL seasons with San Francisco (2003-06) and Chicago (2007-09)... Also has posted 13 TFLs in his three seasons in Chicago.

2009 : Played in all 16 games for the second time in his career (8 starts), tallying 42 tackles (18 solo), 2.0 sacks, 1 PBU and career highs in fumble recoveries (2) and TFLs (7).

2008 - Played in nine games and started the final four, notching 30 tackles (16 solo) and 2 TFLs... Collected a career-high 10 tackles in his first start of the season vs. JAX (12/7)...

2007 - Emerged as a starter due to injury along the defensive line, playing in 11 games with 8 starts before suffering a season-ending elbow injury... Registered 49 tackles, the second highest total of his career and the third most among Bears linemen and his first career fumble recovery.

2006 - Appeared in 14 games with 5 starts in last season with the Niners, recording 2 sacks and 29 tackles.

2005 - Started all 16 contests (15 at NT and 1 at LDE) for first time in career... Also saw time as a blocking fullback in short-yardage situations.

2004 - Set a career high with 61 tackles (27 solos)... Appeared in 14 games with 12 starts before a knee injury suffered in practice forced him to be inactive for the final 2 games. 2003 - Saw action in 14 games including 1 start at LDT... Collected 31 tackles and 1.5 sacks with 4 PBUs.


Finished career at Penn State (1999-2002) with 166 tackles (94 solos), 11 sacks, 33 tackles for loss... Honorable Mention all-Big Ten selection following junior season while starting every game at LDT... Earned a degree in business management.


Prepped at Martin Luther King (Detroit, MI) High School, where he was named USA Today honorable mention All-American... Worked toward earning degree from Penn State during the 2003 and 2004 off-seasons, graduating in May of 2004... During Super Bowl XL in his hometown of Detroit, Adams took part in the Read Across America Program and gave a pair of Super Bowl tickets and an autographed jersey to the top two students of Youth Ville, an after-school program for inner city kids, who had the most improved report cards... Adams and wife Andenika have a son, Anthony Adams III, and daughter, Ameena..

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