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#33 Jamal Adams
Position: Safety
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 213 lbs.
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Lewisville, Texas
High School: Hebron HS
Major: Human Science & Education
Born: 10/17/1995
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Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/11/2016

2015 Second Team All-SEC (Coaches, AP)
2014 Freshman All-American (Sporting News, Scout.com, 247Sports.com)
2014 All-SEC Freshman Team

One of the top defensive backs in college football heading into the 2016 season … Tenacious defender 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 … Earned Freshman All-America honors in 2014 and followed that with second team All-SEC honors in 2015 … A vocal leader both in the locker room and on the field … Heads into 2016 with 133 career tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and four interceptions … Expected to thrive under first-year defensive coordinator Dave Aranda and will likely be in line for national honors this year … Dad played college football at Kentucky and was first round draft pick of the New York Giants in 1985.

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 247Sports.com … Ranked as the No. 1 safety prospect in the nation by Scout.com … Ranked as the No. 18 overall prospect and third-best Texas recruit by ESPN.com … 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: 11 vs. Western Kentucky, 2015
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Sacks: 1, Kentucky, 2014
Interceptions: 1, four times (First: vs. Auburn, 2015; Last: vs. Arkansas, 2015)
Pass Breakups: 2 vs. Auburn, 2015


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2015 12-12 47 20 67 5.0-7 0-0 6 1 4-30 1 1-0
85 48 133 10.0-18 1.0-1 11
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