Andrew Adams
S #33
Height:
5-11
Weight:
202
Age:
25
College:
Connecticut
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
13
SCK
0.0
FF
1
INT
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Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 6, 2016…Waived on Sept. 3, 2016…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 4, 2016…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Sept. 24.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Adams played in the last 14 regular-season games, starting the final 13 at free safety…He played in but did not start the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay (1/8)…Adams joined defensive end Romeo Okwara and wide receiver Roger Lewis, Jr. as undrafted rookies to start for the Giants in 2016. That is the highest number of rookie free agents to start for the Giants in a non-strike season since 1980, when they had 7 such starters…When Okwara and Adams started together vs. Dallas on Dec. 11, it was the first time the Giants started 2 undrafted rookies on defense since 2005, when linebacker Chase Blackburn (2 games) and safety James Butler (1) each started.
-    Finished the season with 45 tackles (31 solo), 5 passes defensed, and 1 interception…Made his NFL debut vs. Washington (9/25) and had a special teams tackle…Started for the first time at Minnesota (10/3), and had 6 tackles (2 solo), and 1 pass defensed…Had 4 solo tackles at the Rams in London (10/23)…Contributed season-high totals of 9 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed, including his first career interception when he picked off a Carson Wentz pass and returned it 19 yards vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…Tallied 4 tackles (3 solo) at Pittsburgh (12/4) and 3 solo tackles vs. Dallas (12/11) and vs. Detroit (12/18).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 44 games with 33 starts at UConn, where he tallied 263 tackles (164 solo), including 9 interceptions and 15 passes defensed…As a senior in 2015, played in 13 games and led the Huskies with 103 tackles (7.9 per game).
-    Had a career-high 17 tackles vs. Navy…Named 2nd-team All-American Athletic Conference…In his junior season, led the team with 4 interceptions, and tied a program record with 3 interceptions in a win over UCF.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who each received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Attended The MDA Muscle Team Dinner, which raises over $1 million toward treatments and cures for muscle diseases and was a buddy for the evening to a child living with muscular dystrophy...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters.

PERSONAL:
-    Native of Fayetteville, Ga.…Played safety at Woodward Academy in College Park Ga., where he earned first-team All-City/South Fulton County by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Played in 2009 GISA All-Star Game...Had 10 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns in a first-round state playoff game in 2010 vs. Ridgefield High School…Team had a 10-2 record during his senior season…Majored in Economics…Was offered a baseball scholarship by Furman University.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally signed as a rookie free agent by the Giants on May 6, 2016…Waived on Sept. 3, 2016…Signed to the Giants’ practice squad on Sept. 4, 2016…Signed to the Giants’ active roster on Sept. 24.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    Adams played in the last 14 regular-season games, starting the final 13 at free safety…He played in but did not start the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay (1/8)…Adams joined defensive end Romeo Okwara and wide receiver Roger Lewis, Jr. as undrafted rookies to start for the Giants in 2016. That is the highest number of rookie free agents to start for the Giants in a non-strike season since 1980, when they had 7 such starters…When Okwara and Adams started together vs. Dallas on Dec. 11, it was the first time the Giants started 2 undrafted rookies on defense since 2005, when linebacker Chase Blackburn (2 games) and safety James Butler (1) each started.
-    Finished the season with 45 tackles (31 solo), 5 passes defensed, and 1 interception…Made his NFL debut vs. Washington (9/25) and had a special teams tackle…Started for the first time at Minnesota (10/3), and had 6 tackles (2 solo), and 1 pass defensed…Had 4 solo tackles at the Rams in London (10/23)…Contributed season-high totals of 9 solo tackles and 2 passes defensed, including his first career interception when he picked off a Carson Wentz pass and returned it 19 yards vs. Philadelphia (11/6)…Tallied 4 tackles (3 solo) at Pittsburgh (12/4) and 3 solo tackles vs. Dallas (12/11) and vs. Detroit (12/18).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 44 games with 33 starts at UConn, where he tallied 263 tackles (164 solo), including 9 interceptions and 15 passes defensed…As a senior in 2015, played in 13 games and led the Huskies with 103 tackles (7.9 per game).
-    Had a career-high 17 tackles vs. Navy…Named 2nd-team All-American Athletic Conference…In his junior season, led the team with 4 interceptions, and tied a program record with 3 interceptions in a win over UCF.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    Visited the children’s hospital at Hackensack University Medical Center with fellow rookies in costume on Halloween to spend time with young patients and their families...Attended the Giants annual Jingle Jam holiday party for 600 New Jersey foster children, who each received winter coats, clothes, athletic equipment and enjoyed a night of dancing and many fun activities...Attended The MDA Muscle Team Dinner, which raises over $1 million toward treatments and cures for muscle diseases and was a buddy for the evening to a child living with muscular dystrophy...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended the 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Played in the Giants Foundation Golf Outing at Westchester Country Club with foundation supporters.

PERSONAL:
-    Native of Fayetteville, Ga.…Played safety at Woodward Academy in College Park Ga., where he earned first-team All-City/South Fulton County by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution...Played in 2009 GISA All-Star Game...Had 10 tackles, 2 interceptions, and 2 touchdowns in a first-round state playoff game in 2010 vs. Ridgefield High School…Team had a 10-2 record during his senior season…Majored in Economics…Was offered a baseball scholarship by Furman University.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 59 44 15 0.0 0 6 1 19 -- 19 0 1 0
2017 NYG 10 1 13 13 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
2016 NYG 14 13 46 31 15 0.0 -- 5 1 19 19 19 0 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @DAL L 3-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET L 10-24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 @PHI L 24-27 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @TB L 23-25 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 LAC L 22-27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @DEN W 23-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 SEA L 7-24 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
9 LA L 17-51 3 3 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @SF L 21-31 2 2 0 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 --
11 KC W 12-9 5 5 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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