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Michael Adams biography

Date of birth : 1985-06-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Dallas, Texas
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-11-27
Credited as : Football player NFL, cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals, Pro Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Michael Adams is an American football cornerback for the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League.

Pro Career:
Originally signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 4/30/07. Released after training camp on 8/31/07. Signed to the practice squad on 9/3/07 before being elevated to the active roster on 11/17/07. Released on 11/20/07 and re-signed to the practice squad on 11/21/07. Elevated to the active roster on 11/24/07. Signed to the practice squad on 9/1/08 and promoted to the active roster on 11/26/08. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 3/29/10 as an exclusive rights free agent.

2009:
Made the opening day roster and appeared in all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests with one start … recorded a career-high 32 tackles, 17 special teams tackles, and one INT during the regular season … tied for the team lead with a career-high three special teams tackles @ Sea (10/18) … saw time at CB after starter Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie injured his ankle in the 3rd quarter, registering four tackles and one pass defensed @ NYG (10/25) … from the 2nd quarter on, filled in for injured CB Bryant McFadden and led defensive backs with a career-high nine solo tackles while registering a team-best two special teams tackles @ StL (11/22) … started his second career game as part of a six DB formation and recorded the first INT of his career vs. Min (12/6); picked off a Brett Favre pass at the AZ 39-yard line in the 3rd quarter … registered two tackles and tied a career-high with three special teams tackles @ Det (12/20) … continued to see time as the nickel back, recording two tackles and one special teams tackle vs. StL (12/27) … filled in at CB after Rodgers-Cromartie left during the first possession with a knee injury and recorded six tackles and one pass defensed in the regular season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) … in fifth postseason game, registered two tackles and a forced fumble on a sack of Aaron Rodgers in OT that was recovered and returned for the game winning TD by Karlos Dansby in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/10/10); marked first sack and forced fumble of his career, including the regular season … saw action at nickel back after Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a knee injury in the 1st quarter and recorded one tackle and one pass defensed in the Divisional game @ NO (1/16/10).

2008:
For the second consecutive year, began the season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on 11/26 ... went on to play the final five games and all four postseason contests … registered career-best two special teams tackles and recovered a muffed punt in the 3rd quarter @ Phi (11/27) ... recorded first two defensive tackles of the season @ NE (12/21) … registered first career start as one of six DBs and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. Sea (12/28) ... in first career postseason game, recorded one special teams tackle vs. Atl (1/3/09); tackled Falcons punt returner Harry Douglas at the Atlanta eight-yard line for no gain … tied career-high with two special teams tackles @ Car (1/10/9) ... in Super Bowl XLIII, registered one special teams tackle and downed a Ben Graham punt at the two-yard line; the ensuing drive led to a safety pulling the Cardinals to within four with three minutes to play vs. Pit (2/1/09); tied for the team lead with four unassisted special teams tackles in the postseason.

2007:
Played in seven games as a rookie after signing to the active roster from the practice squad on 11/17/07 … in first career game recorded one special teams tackle @ Cin (11/18) … recorded his first career tackle @ NO (12/16) … registered first career pass defense and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. StL (12/30).

College:
Collected 140 tackles, four INTs and six tackles for a loss in his four-year career at Louisiana-Lafayette ... as a senior boasted 40 tackles in 10 games with three pass break-ups, an INT he returned 79 yards for a TD, and a sack … also the Cajuns leading punt returner with nine returns for a 7.4-yards-per-return average … appeared in 10 games at CB, starting seven and earning honorable mention All-Sunbelt Conference honors as a junior … collected career-highs with 45 tackles and two INTs … started all 11 games at CB as a sophomore tying for sixth on the squad with 37 total tackles while adding three pass breakups ... appeared in all 12 games as a freshman, earning one start ... blocked two FGs, one of which was picked up by a teammate and returned 89 yards for a TD.

Personal:
Full name Michael Wayne Adams … lettered two years in football at J.F. Kimball (Dallas, TX) High School ... won two district championships, helping team to two-straight 5-0 district records ... two-time all-district first team selection, had nine INTs, with 60 tackles, four blocked extra point attempts and 900 return yards as a senior ... finished career with 150 tackles, 11 INTs, four forced fumbles, six blocked FGs and one TD .

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