Jerell Adams
TE #89
Height:
6-5
Weight:
247
Age:
24
College:
South Carolina
Hometown:
Summerton, SC
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2017):

REC
1
YDS
38
AVG
38
TDS
0

Biography

TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 6th-round (184th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 2016, Adams played in 13 games with 2 starts…Did not play in 2 games, and was inactive at Washington (1/1)…Finished with 16 receptions for 122 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown against Cincinnati…Joined wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis, Jr. as Giants rookies to catch a touchdown pass in 2016…The Giants and Tennessee Titans were the only teams to have 3 rookies catch touchdown passes in 2016…The last season in which the Giants had at least 3 rookies with touchdown receptions was 1987, but that was because 3 strike-replacement games were played. For a non-strike season, you have to go all the way back to 1948 to find at least 3 Giants rookies with touchdown catches. That year, 6 first-year players accomplished the feat: John Atwood, Bruce Gehrke, Joe Johnson, Anthony “Skippy” Minisi, Joe Scott, and Bill Swiacki. From that group, only Scott and Swiacki played more than 1 season for the team.
-    Made his NFL debut in limited action at tight end and on special teams vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Had his first 2 career receptions for a season-high 27 yards, including a 14-yarder, at Green Bay (10/9)…Caught 3 passes for 24 yards vs. Philadelphia (11/6), and 3 for 18 yards, including a 10-yarder for the game’s and his first career touchdown vs. Cincinnati (11/14)…Had at least 1 reception in 4 consecutive games: 1 for 10 yards at Pittsburgh (12/4), 2 for 11 yards vs. Dallas (12/11), 3 for 18 yards vs. Detroit (12/18), and 1 for 9 yards at Philadelphia (12/22)…Made his first career start vs. the Lions, and started the following week vs. the Eagles…Inactive due to a shoulder injury at Washington and for the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay (1/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games with 15 starts at South Carolina…Finished his career with 66 receptions for 977 yards and 7 touchdowns…Also contributed on the coverage teams, recording 8 tackles (7 solo)…As a senior in 2015, played in 12 games with a career-high 9 starts…Was South Carolina’s 2nd-leading receiver, with 28 catches for 421 yards and 3 touchdowns, all career-high totals...Had touchdown receptions vs. Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee...Caught a career-high 6 passes for 105 yards vs. the Citadel.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    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...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended JT Thomas’ Monday Night Bowling fundraiser that benefited Intensive Therapeutics, a program that offers individual and group services for children with a variety of special needs...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation...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 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Attended the Play 60 Challenge Field Day Celebration at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J.

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated in December 2015 with a degree in public health…Two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll...Named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative of the University of South Carolina at the 2015 spring game…Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in the fall of 2011…Played quarterback, tight end, linebacker, defensive end and punter at Scott’s Branch High in Summerton, S.C., graduating in 2011...Led the Eagles to the 1A Division II state title as a senior...In 2 years at quarterback he threw for 689 yard and 12 touchdowns in a run-dominated offense… Also caught 21 passes for 581 yards and 8 scores in his career...Contributed 96 tackles, 5 interceptions and a sack as a junior...Was the first player from his school to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, where he caught 3 touchdown passes...Also played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach...The Eagles were the 2008 1A Division II state champions and the 2009 state runners-up...Was also a power forward on the basketball team, averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds as a junior.
TRANSACTIONS:
-    Originally a 6th-round (184th pick overall) draft choice by the Giants in 2016.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
-    As a rookie in 2016, Adams played in 13 games with 2 starts…Did not play in 2 games, and was inactive at Washington (1/1)…Finished with 16 receptions for 122 yards, including a 10-yard touchdown against Cincinnati…Joined wide receivers Sterling Shepard and Roger Lewis, Jr. as Giants rookies to catch a touchdown pass in 2016…The Giants and Tennessee Titans were the only teams to have 3 rookies catch touchdown passes in 2016…The last season in which the Giants had at least 3 rookies with touchdown receptions was 1987, but that was because 3 strike-replacement games were played. For a non-strike season, you have to go all the way back to 1948 to find at least 3 Giants rookies with touchdown catches. That year, 6 first-year players accomplished the feat: John Atwood, Bruce Gehrke, Joe Johnson, Anthony “Skippy” Minisi, Joe Scott, and Bill Swiacki. From that group, only Scott and Swiacki played more than 1 season for the team.
-    Made his NFL debut in limited action at tight end and on special teams vs. New Orleans (9/18)…Had his first 2 career receptions for a season-high 27 yards, including a 14-yarder, at Green Bay (10/9)…Caught 3 passes for 24 yards vs. Philadelphia (11/6), and 3 for 18 yards, including a 10-yarder for the game’s and his first career touchdown vs. Cincinnati (11/14)…Had at least 1 reception in 4 consecutive games: 1 for 10 yards at Pittsburgh (12/4), 2 for 11 yards vs. Dallas (12/11), 3 for 18 yards vs. Detroit (12/18), and 1 for 9 yards at Philadelphia (12/22)…Made his first career start vs. the Lions, and started the following week vs. the Eagles…Inactive due to a shoulder injury at Washington and for the NFC Wild Card Game in Green Bay (1/8).

COLLEGE:
-    Played in 47 games with 15 starts at South Carolina…Finished his career with 66 receptions for 977 yards and 7 touchdowns…Also contributed on the coverage teams, recording 8 tackles (7 solo)…As a senior in 2015, played in 12 games with a career-high 9 starts…Was South Carolina’s 2nd-leading receiver, with 28 catches for 421 yards and 3 touchdowns, all career-high totals...Had touchdown receptions vs. Kentucky, LSU and Tennessee...Caught a career-high 6 passes for 105 yards vs. the Citadel.

OFF-THE-FIELD ACTIVITY:
-    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...Served lunch with fellow rookies to more than 400 people at Eva’s Village in Paterson, N.J. during Thanksgiving week...Attended JT Thomas’ Monday Night Bowling fundraiser that benefited Intensive Therapeutics, a program that offers individual and group services for children with a variety of special needs...Participated in a conversation with Senator Cory Booker and the non-profit RISE regarding current social justice issues in our nation...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 2017 Giants Draft Party, thanking season ticket holders for their support...Attended the Play 60 Challenge Field Day Celebration at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in Teaneck, N.J.

PERSONAL:
-    Graduated in December 2015 with a degree in public health…Two-time member of the SEC Fall Academic Honor Roll...Named the recipient of the prestigious Dr. Harris Pastides Outstanding Student-Athlete Representative of the University of South Carolina at the 2015 spring game…Attended Fork Union (Va.) Military Academy in the fall of 2011…Played quarterback, tight end, linebacker, defensive end and punter at Scott’s Branch High in Summerton, S.C., graduating in 2011...Led the Eagles to the 1A Division II state title as a senior...In 2 years at quarterback he threw for 689 yard and 12 touchdowns in a run-dominated offense… Also caught 21 passes for 581 yards and 8 scores in his career...Contributed 96 tackles, 5 interceptions and a sack as a junior...Was the first player from his school to play in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas, where he caught 3 touchdown passes...Also played in the Offense-Defense All-American Bowl in Myrtle Beach...The Eagles were the 2008 1A Division II state champions and the 2009 state runners-up...Was also a power forward on the basketball team, averaging 19 points and 13 rebounds as a junior.
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 17 160 9.4 38 1 0 0 -- 0 0 1 0
2017 NYG 2 0 1 38 38 38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2016 NYG 13 2 16 122 7.6 14 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @DAL L 3-19 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 DET L 10-24 1 38 38 38 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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