Royce Adams
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-05-03) May 3, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Cleveland, Ohio
Career information
College: Purdue
Undrafted in 2010
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Pittsburgh Power (2011)
CFL status: International
Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     7
Tackles     47
Interceptions     0
pbu     10
Forced fumbles     1
Stats at
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Royce Bernard Adams Jr. (born May 3, 1988) is a Canadian football defensive back who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League (AFL) as an undrafted free agent in 2010. Signed by the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL) in 2012 He played college football at Purdue.

Early yearsEdit

He transferred from Lakewood St. Edward High School to Glenville High School for his senior in which he recorded seven interceptions for the season. His head coach at Glenville High School was Ted Ginn, Sr., the father of Carolina Panthers wide receiver and punt returner Ted Ginn, Jr..[1]

College careerEdit

He played at Purdue University. He finished with 91 tackles, one interception, 3 passes defended and a forced fumble.[2]

In his senior season, he finished the season with 6 tackles.[2]

In his junior season, he played in 12 games, recording 18 tackles for the season.[2] On October 18, 2008, he recorded a career high 10 tackles against Northwestern but Purdue loss that game 48-26.[3]

In his sophomore year, he played in 13 games. he finished the season with 30 tackles and a passes defended.[2] On October 13, 2007, he had 4 tackles in a game against Michigan in which Purdue loss 48-21.[4]

In his freshman year, he played in 14 games in which he recorded 37 tackles, one interception, 2 passes defended and a forced fumble.[2] On October 14, 2006, he had 2 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection against Northwestern as Purdue won the game.[5] On November 4, 2006, he recorded 2 tackles and a forced fumble against Michigan State as Purdue wins the game 17-15.[6]

Professional careerEdit

Pittsburgh PowerEdit

On November 22, 2010, he signed with the Pittsburgh Power of the Arena Football League.[7] He finished the 2011 season with 47 tackles and a forced fumble.[8]

New York JetsEdit

On January 5, 2012, Adams signed with the New York Jets.[9][10]

On July 31, 2012, he was placed on injured reserve because of a knee injury in which he suffered during the offseason.[11] He was released on August 31, 2013.[12]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

He was signed by the Cleveland Browns on February 12, 2014. The Browns released Adams on August 25, 2014.[13]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

On November 20, 2015, Adams was assigned to the Orlando Predators. He was placed on recallable reassignment on March 22, 2016.


  1. "Royce Adams Purdue Profile". Purdue University. Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Royce Adams College Statistics". Retrieved November 29, 2016.
  3. "Purdue 26, Northwestern 48 Box score". Retrieved 2012.
  4. "Purdue 21, Michigan 48 Box score". Retrieved 2012.
  5. "Purdue 31, Northwestern 10 Box score". Retrieved 2012.
  6. "Purdue 17, Michigan State 15 Box score". Retrieved 2012.
  7. "Power Continue to Build Roster". Retrieved November 22, 2010.
  8. "Royce Adams Pittsburgh Power Statistics". Retrieved 2012.
  9. "Former Power DB Joins Jets". Retrieved January 5, 2012.
  10. "January of 2012 NFL Transactions". Retrieved 2012.
  11. "July of 2012 NFL Transactions". Retrieved September 15, 2012.
  12. Lange, Randy (August 31, 2013). "Jets Move 22, Get Down to 53-Man Active Roster". New York Jets. Archived from the original on September 1, 2013. Retrieved September 1, 2013.
  13. Browns make roster moves

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