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Lewisville, Texas
High School
Hebron HS

2017 NFL Draft: 1st round (6th overall) by New York Jets
2016 LSU Permanent Team Captain
2016 First Team All-America (CBS Sports, Pro Football Focus)
2016 Second Team All-America (American Football Coaches Association, AP)
2016 First Team All-SEC (AP)
2016 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches)
2015 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)
2014 Freshman All-American (Sporting News,,
2014 All-SEC Freshman Team

One of top defensive backs in LSU history and continued to help validate the school’s claim of being “DBU” over the past three years … Played in 37 games with 26 starts, including every game in 2015 and 2016 … Finished career with 209 tackles, 17.5 tackles for loss, five interceptions and two sacks … First Team All-America and First Team All-SEC in 2016 when he was the leader of an LSU defense that allowed only 16 touchdowns all season … Freshman All-America in 2014 and Second Team All-SEC as a sophomore in 2015 … Played for three different coordinators during his LSU career … In three years at LSU, played on two units that ranked in the top 10 in the nation in total defense (No. 9 in 2015 with 316.8 ypg; No. 10 in 2017  with 314.4 ypg) and in the top five in scoring defense (No. 5 in 2015 with 17.2 ppg; No. 5 in 2016 with 15.8 ppg) … LSU also ranked No. 3 in the nation in pass efficiency defense in 2014 … Tenacious defender and a big hitter with a knack for always being around the football … Plays with a great deal of confidence, emotion, and swagger, much like that of former LSU All-America Tyrann Mathieu … One of the best tacklers in college football … A vocal leader both in the locker room and on the field … Dad played college football at Kentucky and was first round draft pick of the New York Giants in 1985.

Started all 12 games at safety earning First Team All-America honors from CBS Sports and Pro Football Focus after recording 76 tackles and 7.5 tackles for losses … Voted as a permanent Team Captain for the LSU defense following the season … Also named a winner along with Tre’Davious White and Kendell Beckwith as the Percy Roberts Outstanding Defensive Player of the Year for the Tigers … Leader of LSU defense that ranked among the best in the nation … LSU finished year allowing only 16 touchdowns in 12 games, the fewest in the nation … LSU also ranked No. 2 in the SEC in scoring defense (15.8) and rushing defense (117.2), No. 3 in total defense (314.0) and No. 4 in pass defense (197.2) … LSU held opponents to only nine passing touchdowns, which ranked as the second-lowest total in the FBS … Against the run, the longest rush LSU allowed all season was 35 yards … Played one the best game of his career in 29-9 win over Louisville in the Citrus Bowl as he had six tackles and was a key reason the Tigers held the Cardinals and Heisman Trophy quarterback Lamar Jackson without a TD for the first time all season … As part of the defense used to contain the Heisman winner, LSU held Jackson to season low of 33 rushing yards and to only 153 passing yards, his second-lowest total of the season … Had a sack, two tackles for loss and five total tackles in win over Texas A&M to close the regular season … Had an interception, six tackles and a tackle for loss against Alabama as the Tigers held the Crimson Tide scoreless for the first three quarters in a 10-0 setback … Posted career-best 13 tackles as LSU limited Auburn to six field goals in an 18-13 loss … Had 11 tackles in win over Southern Miss and added nine tackles in SEC victory over Mississippi State.

Played and started all 12 games at safety for the Tigers … Earned second team All-SEC honors from both the league coaches and the Associated Press … Finished third on team with 67 tackles, including 47 solo stops … Added 5.0 tackles for loss, six pass breakups and four interceptions … Had best statistical game against Western Kentucky with 11 tackles, a forced fumble and an interception in the win over the Hilltoppers … Had seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss, recovered a fumble and returned an interception 23 yards against Arkansas … Other interceptions came in wins over Auburn and Eastern Michigan … Had 10 tackles, all solo, against Alabama for the second of his two double-figure tackle games in 2015 … Capped season with seven tackles and a pass breakup in bowl win over Texas Tech.

Freshman All-America and member of All-SEC Freshman Team after playing in all 13 games with two starts … First player off the bench in secondary for the Tigers as he was inserted into game as LSU’s fifth defensive back in the nickel package … One of 17 true freshmen to see action for the Tigers in 2014 … Finished season with 66 tackles, 5.0 tackles for loss and a sack … Broke up five passes … Had best game of season in Music City Bowl against Notre Dame with career-best 10 tackles to go with 2.0 tackles for losses (-5 yards) … Against Notre Dame, had a tackle for a 4-yard loss on 4th-and-1 for the Irish at the LSU 20-yard line that ended a drive … Had eight tackles and a tackle for a 3-yard loss in road win over Texas A&M on Thanksgiving Night in what was his second career start … Had eight tackles, 1.5 tackles for losses and first career sack in win over Kentucky in Tiger Stadium … Registered seven tackles at Auburn … Added five stops versus No. 3 Ole Miss, Sam Houston State and New Mexico State … Tallied three pass breakups in win over Ole Miss … Earned his first career start at safety against No. 4 Alabama (2 tackles) … Named a captain for the ULM game, the first freshman to earn that honor during the Les Miles era … One of LSU’s top performers on special teams, finishing season with 10 tackles.

One of the top safeties in the country … A versatile player who spent time on offense, defense and special teams in high school … Rated as a composite five-star safety and the No. 31 overall player by … Ranked as the No. 1 safety prospect in the nation by … Ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect and third-best Texas recruit by … Participated in the Under Armour All-America All-Star Game … Honored as a selection to the 247Sports Top 247 … Accumulated 138 tackles over his final two high school seasons along with 7 interceptions and 4 passes defensed … Made an impact offensively with 62 carries for 453 yards and 11 touchdowns while also snagging 19 receptions for 477 yards and 9 touchdowns over his final two seasons … Named the District 5-5A MVP in his senior season … Finished his senior season with 618 kick return yards … Coached by Brian Brazil.

Parents are Michelle and George Adams … Born Oct. 17, 1995 … Majoring in general business … Dad played football at Kentucky, earning All-SEC honors at running back in 1984 … He was selected in the first round (No. 19 overall) in the 1985 NFL Draft by the New York Giants and was a member of their Super Bowl Championship Team the following year … He still ranks No. 5 in Kentucky history in career rushing yards with 2,648 and his 25 rushing TDs is ties for second in Kentucky history … His dad rushed for 100 yards in Kentucky’s 21-13 win over LSU in Tiger Stadium in 1983 … He finished his NFL career with 886 rushing yards and three rushing TDs … Also caught 111 passes for 1,014 yards and four scores … Spent four years with the Giants (1985-89) and two years with the Patriots (1990-91).

Total tackles: 13 at Auburn, 2016
Tackles for loss: 2.0 twice (Last: at Texas A&M, 2016; First: vs. Notre Dame, 2014 (Music City Bowl)
Sacks: 1 twice (Last: at Texas A&M, 2016; First: vs. Kentucky, 2014
Interceptions: 1, five times (Last: vs. Alabama, 2016; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)
Pass Breakups: 2, twice (Last: Missouri, 2016; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)


2014 13-2 38 28 66 5.0-11 1.0-1 5 0 0 0 0-0
2015 12-12 47 20 67 5.0-7 0-0 6 1 4-30 1 1-0
42 34 76 7.5-27 1.0-6 4
1-0 1
127 82 209 17.5-45 2.0-7 15
5-30 2
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