Mike Adams
No. 86     
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-03-25) March 25, 1974 (age 47)
Place of birth: Dallas, Texas
Career information
College: Texas
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 7 / Pick: 223
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Pittsburgh Steelers ( 1997)
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Games played     6
Receptions     1
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Michael Christopher Adams (born March 25, 1974) is a former gridiron football wide receiver and return specialist from Grand Prairie (Dalworth),Texas, also the home of NFL Hall of Famer and former Redskin Charles Taylor. Mike Adams played high school football for the Sam Houston Texans in Arlington, Texas, also the school of former Baltimore Ravens first round pick and NCAA national champion, Mark Clayton. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League, but only played for one season. He later played for the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League in 2000 and the defunct Xtreme Football League (XFL) San Francisco Demons in 2001. He currently serves as the Wide Receivers Coach for Georgetown High School.


At the University of Texas, Mike Adams was a three-time All Conference wide receiver. He was a USA Today freshman All-American (1992), the 1993 University of Texas team MVP and first team All-Southwest Conference player in 1993 and 1995. He was a third team All-Big 12 Conference player in 1996. He graduated as UT's all-time leading receiver in yards and receptions, all purpose yards leader, and set several other school records including the record for consecutive games with a reception, career 100-yard receiving games, and career kickoff and punt return yards. Adams averaged 17.2 yards per touch during his time on campus. Only Ricky Williams and Earl Campbell have more all purpose yards than Adams.


Adams was drafted in the seventh round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 223rd overall pick. He played for one season, seeing action in his first six games as a rookie until he suffered a season ending and ultimately career ending knee injury against the Indianapolis Colts on TNT Sunday night football in which he recorded a season high 5 kickoff returns for 123 yards. He recorded one career reception for 39 yards against the Tennessee Titans.

The BC Lions signed Adams for the 2000 season, and he played in eight regular season games. He caught 23 passes for 355 yards and two touchdowns.[1]


  1. Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 140. ISBN 978-0983513667.

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