2015 All-SEC Second Team (Coaches, AP)
2014 Freshman All-American (Sporting News, Scout.com, 247Sports.com)
2014 All-SEC Freshman Team
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2015)
Earned Second Team All-SEC honors after starting all 11 games at safety, ranking third on the team with 60 tackles and leading the squad with four interceptions ... Added another tackle for a loss and a PBU at Ole Miss ... Recorded his team-leading fourth interception of the season to go along with seven tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss, one fumble recovery and one pass breakup against Arkansas ... Posted another double-digit tackle outing with 10 solo stops at Alabama ... Led the Tigers on defense with a career-high 11 tackles, one interception and his first career forced fumble against Western Kentucky ... Earned his second career interception against Eastern Michigan ... Second-leading tackler with five, including one TFL, at Syracuse ... Recorded his first career interception and added six tackles, two PBUs and a TFL against Auburn ... Tenacious defender with a knack for always being around the football and with a great deal of confidence and swagger, much like that of former LSU All-America Tyrann Mathieu … One of the top defenders in the SEC after earning Freshman All-America honors in 2014 ... A team leader as a sophomore in 2015.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2014)
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 the 1987 Super Bowl Champion Giants … 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.
Total tackles: 11 vs. Western Kentucky, 2015
Tackles for loss: 2.0 vs. Notre Dame, 2014
Sacks: 1 vs. Kentucky, 2014
Interceptions: 1, 4x (Last: vs. Arkansas, 2015; First: vs. Auburn, 2015)
ADAMS’ CAREER DEFENSIVE STATISTICS