Mike Adams (American Football) life and biography

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Mike Adams (American Football) biography

Date of birth : 1981-03-24
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Paterson, New Jersey
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-18
Credited as : Football player NFL, safety for the Cleveland Browns, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Michael Carl "Mike" Adams is an American football safety who is currently a member of the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League.

Career Transactions
Originally signed as an undrafted free agent by San Francisco on April 28, 2004…Waived by San Francisco on September 4, 2004…Signed by San Francisco to the practice squad on September 6, 2004…Signed by San Francisco to the active roster on November 13, 2004…Signed by Cleveland as a free agent on April 2, 2007…Re-signed by Cleveland as an unrestricted free agent on March 6, 2009.

2009
Played in all 16 games with nine starts, including six at cornerback and three at safety… Tallied 61 tackles (4 for loss), a sack, a fumble recovery and eight passes defensed on defense, and 10 stops on special teams, a figure which was fourth on the club. Game 1 vs. Minnesota 9/13: Played in a reserve role at defensive back, adding one tackle… Also contributed one tackle on special teams… Game 2 at Denver 9/20: Had one tackle apiece on defense and on special teams… Game 3 at Baltimore 9/27: Posted two tackles and a fumble recovery on defense and one stop on special teams… Game 4 vs. Cincinnati 10/4: Started at cornerback and registered seven tackles (1 for loss) and a pass defensed… Added a pair of stops on special teams… Game 5 at Buffalo 10/11: Posted three tackles and a pass defensed in a reserve role… Part of a backfield that held the quartet of Terrell Owens, Lee Evans, Josh Reed and Roscoe Parrish to six receptions for 55 yards… Game 6 at Pittsburgh 10/18: Recorded a tackle and a pass defensed in a reserve role… Game 7 vs. Green Bay 10/25: Posted a pair of stops and a pass defensed on defense and one tackle on special teams… Game 8 at Chicago 11/1: Started at strong safety and was second on the team with six tackles… Game 9 vs. Baltimore 11/16: Tallied one special teams tackle in a reserve role… Game 10 at Detroit 11/22: Started at cornerback and posted a pair of stops (1 for loss) and a pass defensed on defense… Added one tackle on special teams… Game 11 at Cincinnati 11/29: Tied for the team lead, along with Jason Trusnik, with 10 tackles, a figure that tied for his career best… Game 12 vs. San Diego 12/6: Started at cornerback and tied for team lead, along with Robaire Smith and Hank Poteat, with six tackles (1 for loss)… Helped limit Chargers wide receivers to a combined five catches for 84 yards… Added one stop on special teams… Game 13 vs. Pittsburgh 12/10: Opened at safety and recorded a pair of stops… Game 14 at Kansas City 12/20: Started at safety and registered six tackles… Game 15 vs. Oakland 12/27: Started at cornerback and led team with seven tackles, including his first sack of the season, and a season-high two passes defensed… Sack resulted in a 6-yard loss on third-and-3 from the Browns’ 10 and forced the Raiders into three points… Game 16 vs. Jacksonville 1/3: Opened at cornerback and recorded five tackles and a pass defensed on defense and a stop on special teams.

2008
Game 1 vs. Dallas 9/7: Started at FS for Brodney Pool (concussion) and ranked second on the club with 9 tackles, including 5 solo…Also played on special teams…Game 2 vs. Pittsburgh 9/14: Started at SS for Sean Jones (knee) and totaled 7 tackles, including 5 solo, and 1 TFL…Was part of a defensive effort that held the Steelers to 281 net yards of offense…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 3 at Baltimore 9/21: Started at SS for Sean Jones (knee) and totaled 3 tackles and 1 interception…Added his sixth career interception, first as a member of the Browns, in the 2nd quarter on a pass from Ravens QB Joe Flacco intended for WR Derrick Mason in the end zone…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Ravens to 273 net yards of offense…Game 4 at Cincinnati 9/28: Started at SS for Sean Jones (knee) and added 3 tackles, including 2 solo, 1 interception for 18 yards and 1 recovered fumble…In the 2nd quarter added his second interception on the year on a pass from Bengals QB Ryan Fitzpatrick at the Cleveland 7 yard line to thwart a potential scoring drive…In the 4th quarter, recovered a fumble by Bengals RB Chris Perry, forced by LB Kamerion Wimbley, at the Cincinnati 24 yard line and four plays later RB Jamal Lewis rushed for a 1 yard TD to open a 17-6 lead…Part of a defensive effort that limited the Bengals to 211 net yards of offense, including only 69 yards rushing, forced 5 turnovers and 3 sacks…Game 5 vs. N.Y. Giants 10/13: Started at SS and added 2 solo tackles…Game 6 at Washington 10/19: Inactive (hamstring)…Game 7 at Jacksonville 10/26: Inactive (hamstring)…Game 8 vs. Baltimore 11/2: Played safety in the nickel package and added 1 solo tackle…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 9 vs. Denver 11/6: Played safety in the nickel package with 1 PBU…Also played on special teams…Game 10 at Buffalo 11/17: Played safety and added 8 tackles, including 2 solo…Part of a defensive effort that forced four turnovers…Also played on special teams…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/23: Played safety with 1 tackle…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 12 vs. Indianapolis 11/30: Played safety with 6 tackles, including 1 solo… Part of a defensive effort that limited the Colts to 215 net yards of offense, including 125 net yards passing, 3 offensive points and forced 3 turnovers…Also played on special teams…Game 13 at Tennessee 12/7: Played safety and also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 14 at Philadelphia 12/15: Played safety and also played on special teams…Game 15 vs. Cincinnati 12/21: Played safety with 2 tackles, including 1 solo…Also played on special teams…Game 16 at Pittsburgh: Played safety and on special teams.

2007
Game 1 vs. Pittsburgh 9/9: Made his Browns debut by playing on special teams with 1 tackle… Game 2 vs. Cincinnati 9/16: Played safety with 3 tackles, including 2 solo, and 1 PBU…In the 3rd quarter, replaced starting FS Brodney Pool (concussion)…Also played on special teams…Game 3 at Oakland 9/23: Played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 4 vs. Baltimore 9/30: Played safety with 1 solo tackle…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 5 at New England 10/7: Played safety with 3 tackles, including 2 solo…Also played on special teams…Game 6 vs. Miami 10/14: Played on special teams…Game 7 at St. Louis 10/28: Played on special teams and led the team with 3 special teams stops…Game 8 vs. Seattle 11/4: Played on special teams with 2 tackles…Game 9 at Pittsburgh 11/11: Played on special teams with 2 solo tackles…Game 10 at Baltimore 11/18: Played safety and added 1 QB pressure and 1 sack for 7 yards…Recorded a sack in the 4th quarter on Ravens QB Kyle Boller for 7-yards…In the 1st quarter, recovered a fumble by Ravens PR Cory Ross, forced by Joshua Cribbs, at the Baltimore 28-yard line…Added 3 tackles on special teams and 1 recovered fumble…Game 11 vs. Houston 11/25: Played safety and also on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 12 at Arizona 12/2: Played safety with 2 solo tackles…Also played on special teams with 1 tackle…Game 13 at N.Y. Jets 12/9: Played safety with 1 solo tackle and 1 PBU…Also played on special teams and led the team with 3 stops…Game 14 vs. Buffalo 12/16: Played safety and on special teams…Game 15 at Cincinnati 12/23: Played safety and on special teams…Left the game in the 3rd quarter with a right knee injury and did not return…Placed on Injured Reserve on Dec. 24, 2007 with the right knee injury.

2006
In his third season with San Francisco, played in all 16 games, including eight starts, with 67 tackles and 3 PBU…Started seven games at free safety and one contest at corner in the nickel defensive package…Also added 12 special teams tackles…In the opener at Arizona on Sept. 10, started and posted 10 tackles…Started with 6 tackles and 1 PBU vs. St. Louis on Sept. 17…Started with 3 tackles vs. Philadelphia on Sept. 24, and 8 tackles at Kansas City on Oct. 1…Started with 6 tackles vs. Oakland on Oct. 8, and 5 tackles vs. San Diego on Oct. 15…Started at Chicago on Oct. 29, with 9 tackles and 1 PBU…Played safety and nickel back with 7 tackles and 1 PBU vs. Minnesota on Nov. 5…Added 5 tackles at St. Louis on Nov. 26…Totaled 2 special teams tackles at New Orleans on Dec. 3, and 2 special teams stops vs. Green Bay on Dec. 10…Started as the nickel back at Seattle on Dec. 14, with 5 tackles…Added 3 tackles vs. Arizona on Dec. 24, and 2 special teams stops at Denver on Dec. 31.

2005
Appeared in 14 games for the 49ers, including a career-high 10 starts with nine starts at free safety and one at left corner…Established a career-high with 68 tackles, 1 sack, 1 forced fumble and also tied for the team lead with 4 interceptions…In the opener vs. St. Louis on Sept. 11, saw extensive action at corner in nickel packages with 3 tackles, 1 sack for 5 yards and 1 interception with under one minute left in regulation to preserved a 28-25 win…Added 2 tackles at safety and 3 special teams stops at Philadelphia on Sept. 18…Made his first career start at free safety at Arizona in Mexico City on Oct. 2, replacing the injured Mike Rumph in the secondary…Started at free safety and had 7 tackles and recovered a fumble in the end zone by Edgerrin James to preserve a TD vs. Indianapolis on Oct. 9…Started a safety and led the team with 9 tackles at Washington on Oct. 23…Started and recorded 4 tackles vs. Arizona on Dec. 4, and intercepted QB Kurt Warner in the 2nd quarter…Inactive at Seattle on Dec. 18, and at Jacksonville on Dec. 18, due to a knee injury…Started at left corner with 2 interceptions vs. Houston on Jan. 1, and scored his first NFL TD on a 40-yard interception return and also added his second interception and lateraled to S Ben Emanuel to set up 49ers game-winning field goal.

2004
Joined the 49ers as an undrafted rookie free agent and spent the first eight weeks of the regular season on the practice squad…Signed to the active roster on Nov. 13, and went on to play in eight games with 4 tackles, 1 interception, 1 PBU and also added 5 special teams tackles…Made his NFL debut vs. Carolina on Nov. 14, and recovered a fumble on special teams…Added 2 tackles and his first career interception vs. Miami on Nov. 28…Saw action at corner and on special teams at St. Louis on Dec. 5…Added 2 special teams tackles vs. Buffalo on Dec. 26.

College Highlights
Started 23 of 43 career games at the University of Delaware (2000-03)…Posted 213 tackles, 11 interceptions and 14 pass breakups…His 11 interceptions ranked 11th in school history…Was team captain his senior year as he helped the team to the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision National Championship in a 40-0 win over Colgate in 2003…Earned second-team All-Atlantic 10 honors as a senior, registering 70 tackles, four interceptions, six pass breakups, 2.5 tackles for loss and one blocked field goal…Graduated with a degree in communications.

Personal
Born Michael Carl Adams in Paterson, N.J…Prepped at Passaic Tech High School in Wayne, N.J…Inducted in the Passaic Tech Hall of Fame in 2009 and will have his jersey retired in 2010...Nicknamed ‘Pops’ by grandmother…Earned all-state honors and was one of top 100 players in New Jersey…An All-area, All-Passaic County and second-team all-state selection as a senior…Helped his team to the New Jersey Group 4 state title in 1998…Also lettered in track and baseball…Has a personal website, www.pops20.com...Received a community service award from the House of Representatives and the New Jersey State Senate for his community service and volunteer work…Along with childhood friend Gerald Hayes of the Arizona Cardinals, has a joint foundation named the Rising Stars Foundation to assist underprivileged youth www.risingstars-foundation.org...Hosts an annual bowling event and football camp in New Jersey…One of three Delaware Blue Hens alumni currently playing in the NFL (Joe Flacco-Baltimore, Ben Patrick-Arizona).

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