Adam Gettis
Gettis at Redskins training camp in 2012
No. 72     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-12-09) December 9, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Frankfort, Illinois
Career information
College: Iowa
NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 5 / Pick: 141
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Washington Redskins ( 2012 2013)
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Career NFL statistics as of 2017
Games played     17
Games started     1

Adam Gettis (born December 9, 1988) is an American football guard for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.[1] He played college football for the University of Iowa.

Early yearsEdit

From 2004 to 2006, Gettis played high school football for the Lincoln-Way East Griffins as a starter. In 2005, Gettis and the Griffins went on to win the Class 8A State Championship in Illinois.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
6 ft 2 in 293 lb 5.00 s 4.65 s 7.99 s 31.5 in

Washington RedskinsEdit

Gettis was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Washington Redskins. He was officially signed by the Redskins to a four-year contract on May 5, 2012.[3][4] After performing well in the preseason, even starting at the right guard position for the injured Chris Chester for the first two preseason games.[5][6] He made the final 53-man roster by the start of the 2012 season, and made his NFL debut in Week 3 of the 2013 season against the Detroit Lions.

Gettis was waived on August 24, 2014.[7]

Pittsburgh SteelersEdit

Gettis was signed to the practice squad of the Pittsburgh Steelers on October 14, 2014. [8]

New York GiantsEdit

Gettis was signed from the practice squad of the Steelers to the active roster of the New York Giants on December 16, 2014.[9] On September 5, 2015, he was waived by the Giants.[10] On September 6, 2015, he was signed to the Giants' practice squad.[11] On October 15, 2015, Gettis was released by the Giants.[12] On October 21, 2015, he was re-signed to the practice squad. On November 4, 2015, Gettis was released by the Giants.

Oakland RaidersEdit

On November 17, 2015, Gettis was signed to the Oakland Raiders' practice squad.

Second stint with the GiantsEdit

On December 1, 2015, Gettis re-signed with the Giants.[13] On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Giants and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He was promoted to the active roster on November 9, 2016.[16] He was waived by the Giants on December 10, 2016 and was re-signed to the practice squad.[17][18]

Gettis signed a reserve/future contract with the Giants on January 12, 2017.[19] On August 28, 2017, Gettis was placed on injured reserve.[20] He was released with a settlement on November 16, 2017.

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

On December 20, 2017, Gettis signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[21] On March 26, 2018, Gettis re-signed with the Buccaneers.[22] On September 11, 2018, Gettis was released by the Buccaneers.[23]

Atlanta FalconsEdit

On April 3, 2019, Gettis signed with the Atlanta Falcons.[24]

Personal lifeEdit

Gettis is the cousin of wide receiver David Gettis, who was drafted in sixth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the Carolina Panthers.[25]

He married Dionna Taylor on June 27, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois.


  1. Tinsman, Brian (May 5, 2012). "Redskins Sign Draft Pick Adam Gettis". Retrieved May 22, 2012.
  2. NFL Combine Profile
  3. "Redskins sign 5th-round pick Adam Gettis of Iowa". May 5, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  4. Tinsman, Brian (May 5, 2012). "Redskins Sign Draft Pick Adam Gettis". Retrieved May 5, 2012.
  5. Maske, Mark (August 9, 2012). "Redskins-Bills: Chris Chester out, Adam Gettis in at right guard". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  6. Keim, John (August 19, 2012). "Redskins vs. Bears game review (offense)". Retrieved September 1, 2012.
  7. Jones, Mike. "Redskins cut Adam Gettis, Bryan Shepherd". Washington Post. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  8. Bryan, Dave. "Steelers sign G Adam Gettis, DB Jordan Sullen to Practice Squad". Retrieved October 15, 2014.
  9. Salomone, Dan. "5 things you need to know about OL Adam Gettis". Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  10. Eisen, Michael (September 5, 2015). "New York Giants announce 53-man roster". Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  11. Eisen, Michael (September 6, 2015). "Giants sign six players to practice squad". Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  12. Eisen, Michael (October 15, 2015). "DB Brandon McGee, Tackle Xavier Proctor added to Practice Squad". Archived from the original on December 7, 2015. Retrieved December 6, 2015.
  13. Raanan, Jordan. "Giants signing offensive lineman Adam Gettis off Oakland Raiders practice squad, per source". Retrieved December 2, 2015.
  14. Eisen, Michael (September 3, 2016). "New York Giants announce 20 roster moves".
  15. Eisen, Michael. "Giants announce practice squad; claim DT Robert Thomas".
  16. Eisen, Michael (November 9, 2016). "Darian Thompson placed on IR; OL Adam Gettis signed".
  17. Eisen, Michael (December 10, 2016). "RB Shane Vereen activated from IR; Adam Gettis waived".
  18. Benton, Dan (December 14, 2016). "Giants sign Adam Gettis to practice squad, terminate contracts of two others".
  19. Valentine, Ed (January 12, 2017). "Giants’ roster moves: Twelve now signed to reserve/futures contracts".
  20. Bouda, Nate (August 28, 2017). "Giants Place G Adam Gettis On Injured Reserve".
  21. Smith, Scott (December 20, 2017). "Standout Rookies Among Five Bucs Headed to IR". Archived from the original on December 23, 2017.
  22. Smith, Scott (March 26, 2018). "Bucs Re-Sign Adam Gettis".
  23. Smith, Scott (September 11, 2018). "Bucs Add CB Marcus Williams, Release G Adam Gettis".
  24. McFadden, Will (April 3, 2019). "Falcons sign Adam Gettis to one-year contract".
  25. Hiatt, Gabe (January 7, 2014). "David Gettis A Familiar Target For RGIII". Retrieved January 8, 2014.

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