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Darvin Adams
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Adams in 2016
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-01-05) January 5, 1990 (age 29)
Place of birth: Canton, Mississippi
Career information
College: Auburn
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Receptions     270
Receiving yards     3,938
Receiving touchdowns     31
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Darvin Adams (born January 5, 1990) is an American professional Canadian football wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was signed by the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent in 2011. He has also been a member of the Virginia Destroyers (UFL) and Toronto Argonauts (CFL). He played college football at Auburn.

High school careerEdit

Adams attended Harrison High School where he had 15 touchdown receptions and five rushing touchdowns as a junior. He fractured his left arm in an all-star game. He Had 66 catches for 867 yards and 11 touchdowns as a senior, 106 tackles and two interceptions. He received an Honorable Mention Class AAAAA All-State team as a senior and was selected to play in the Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl. Tommy Tuberville said of his recruit, "Darvin Adams is an excellent outside receiver. He’s got height and speed and should be very good in this offense."[1] It was also at Harrison High School that Darvin was given the nicknames: D-roc, Drocthegreat, D-Smooth and D-Smoove.[citation needed]

College careerEdit

During the 2009 season with Auburn he had 60 receptions for 997 yards and 10 touchdowns.[2]

Adams was named Most Valuable Player of the January 1, 2010 Outback Bowl, with 12 receptions for 142 yards in Auburn's 38–35 victory. During the 2010 SEC Championship Game, Auburn won the Southeastern Conference and Adams broke the SEC Championship Game record for receiving yards with 217. On January 17, 2011, Auburn University announced Adams' decision to skip his senior year and declare for the NFL draft, in which he went undrafted.

Professional careerEdit

National Football League Edit

He was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Carolina Panthers on July 30, 2011, but was released on September 3 during final cuts. He spent time on the team's practice squad before he was promoted to the active roster on November 25, 2011.

United Football League Edit

In 2012, Adams played in four games for the Virginia Destroyers of the United Football League.

Canadian Football League Edit

Toronto Argonauts Edit

On January 28, 2013, Adams signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. He spent two years with the club, playing in 11 games and starting eight. He caught 18 passes for 237 yards and one touchdown.

Winnipeg Blue Bombers Edit

Upon entering free agency, Adams signed with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on February 10, 2015.[3] Adams was one of the Bombers leading receivers in 2015, catching 61 passes for 839. yards with 6 touchdowns. Adams missed 12 games during the 2016 season with a shoulder injury, returning to the starting lineup for the second last week of the regular season.[4] On January 16, 2017 the Bombers and Adams agreed to a three-year contract extension, preventing him from becoming a free-agent about a month later.[5] Over the following two seasons Adams continued to be the Bombers leading receiver, eclipsing 1,000 yards in both seasons.

StatisticsEdit

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games Rec Yards Avg Long TD Games Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2013 TOR 1 3 24 8.0 11 1 Team did not qualify
2014 TOR 10 18 237 13.2 45 1 Team did not qualify
2015 WPG 16 61 839 13.8 79 6 Team did not qualify
2016 WPG 8 51 690 13.5 63 6 1 3 43 14.3 22 0
2017 WPG 15 76 1120 14.7 75 7 DNP injured
2018 WPG 17 61 1028 16.9 72 10 2 8 93 11.6 26 0
CFL totals 67 270 3,938 14.6 79 31 3 11 136 12.4 26 0

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