Phillip Adams
Adams in 2012
No. 28     Oakland Raiders
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-07-20) July 20, 1988 (age 32)
Place of birth: Rock Hill, South Carolina
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
College: South Carolina State
NFL Draft: 2010 / Round: 7 / Pick: 224
Debuted in 2010 for the San Francisco 49ers
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First Team All-MEAC (2009)
Career NFL statistics as of 2012
Tackles     36
Pass deflections     7
Interceptions     3

Phillip Adams (born July 20, 1988 in Rock Hill, South Carolina) is an American football cornerback who is currently a member of the Oakland Raiders. He was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers.[1] He played college football for South Carolina State University.

He has also played for the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks.

Early years

Adams attended Rock Hill High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina, where he was a teammate of Ko Simpson and Jonathan Hefney. In 2004, he helped the Bearcats to a Class 4A Division I state championship.

College career

In his freshman year at South Carolina State University, Adams saw action as a backup and on special teams. He recorded 12 tackles and 2 interceptions, along with a 30 yard punt return. As a sophomore, he played in 11 games.

As a junior, Adams ranked 6th on the team with 48 tackles, and led the team in interceptions with five, and pass deflections with nine. In his senior year, he was a First Team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection, after registering 48 tackles and 3 interceptions.

Professional career

San Francisco 49ers

Adams was selected in the seventh round (224th overall) by the San Francisco 49ers.

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5 ft 10⅝ in 192 lb 4.50 s 1.62 s 2.57 s 4.34 s 7.16 s 34½ in 10 ft 4 in

In week 16 against the St. Louis Rams on Dec. 26, 2010, Adams had his left ankle broken while blocking on the opening kickoff of the 2nd half.[3] He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011.[4]

New England Patriots

On September 21, 2011, the New England Patriots signed Adams and Landon Cohen after season-ending injuries to Dan Koppen and Myron Pryor. He was waived on October 8, then resigned on October 13 after Mike Wright went on injured reserve. On October 14, Adams was once again released to make room for Marcus Harrison. On November 21,, Phillip recorded his first interception in the NFL. He was waived again on November 29.

Seattle Seahawks

On December 20, 2011, Adams was signed by the Seattle Seahawks.

Oakland Raiders

On September 1, 2012, Adams was signed by the Oakland Raiders.


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