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{{short description|American football linebacker}}
{{Infobox NFL player
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{{Infobox NFL biography
 
|name=Spencer Adkins
 
|name=Spencer Adkins
 
|image=
 
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|number=59
|currentteam=Baltimore Ravens
 
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|position=[[Linebacker]]
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|birth_date={{birth date and age|1987|5|16|mf=y}}
|currentposition=Linebacker
 
|birth_date={{birth date and age|1987|05|16}}
 
 
|birth_place=[[Naples, Florida]]
 
|birth_place=[[Naples, Florida]]
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|weight=242
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|high_school=[[Naples High School|Naples]] ([[Naples, Florida]])
|college=[[Miami Hurricanes football|Miami (Fla.)]]
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|college=[[Miami Hurricanes football|Miami (FL)]]
 
|draftyear=2009
 
|draftyear=2009
 
|draftround=6
 
|draftround=6
|draftpick=156
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|draftpick=176
|debutyear=2009
 
|debutteam=Atlanta Falcons
 
 
|pastteams=
 
|pastteams=
* [[Atlanta Falcons]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}{{NFL Year|2011}})
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* [[Atlanta Falcons]] ({{NFL Year|2009}}{{NFL Year|2011}})
* [[Baltimore Ravens]] ({{NFL Year|2013}}-present)
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* [[Baltimore Ravens]] ({{NFL Year|2013}})*
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* [[New York Giants]] ({{NFL Year|2014}})*
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|highlights=
 
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|statlabel1=[[Tackle (football move)|Total tackles]]
|statweek=17
 
 
|statvalue1=15
|statseason=2011
 
|statlabel1=[[Tackle (football move)|Tackles]]
 
|statvalue1=12
 
 
|statlabel2=[[Quarterback sack|Sacks]]
 
|statlabel2=[[Quarterback sack|Sacks]]
 
|statvalue2=0.0
 
|statvalue2=0.0
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|nflnew=spenceradkins/238455
 
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'''Spencer Adkins''' (born May 16, 1987) is an [[American football]] [[linebacker]] who is currently a [[free agent]]. Adkins played his [[college football]] career for the [[University of Miami]] and was selected by the [[Atlanta Falcons]] in the sixth round of [[2009 NFL Draft]].
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'''Spencer Adkins''' (born May 16, 1987) is a former [[American football]] [[linebacker]]. Adkins played [[college football]] at the [[University of Miami]] and was selected by the [[Atlanta Falcons]] in the sixth round of [[2009 NFL Draft]].
   
 
==Early years==
 
==Early years==
Adkins was born to Lester and Mable Adkins and attended [[Naples High School]] in [[Naples, Florida]] and played for the Golden Eagles football team under Bill Kramer. In fact, Adkins didn't begin playing until high school. He started playing on varsity as a [[defensive end]] as a sophomore, but the next year, moved up to linebacker and had 80 tackles and 12 sacks as Naples reached the state championship game. As a senior in 2004, he made 11 sacks (four in one game) and 19 tackles for a loss. He was awarded the ''[[Naples Daily News]]'' Broxson Trophy for best area player,<ref>{{cite news| title=Spencer Adkins photo gallery| work =[[Naples Daily News]] | pages = | accessdate = 2009-11-15 | language = }}</ref> and was All-State.<ref>{{cite news|title=5A ALL STATE FOOTBALL – 2004| date=2005-01-54 | publisher= Scouts.com|url =http://hsflorida.scout.com/2/344590.html | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2009-11-15|language = }}</ref> He was a four-star recruit and signed to the [[University of Miami]].
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Adkins was born to Lester and Mable Adkins and attended [[Naples High School]] in [[Naples, Florida]] and played for the Golden Eagles football team under Bill Kramer. In fact, Adkins didn't begin playing until high school. He started playing on varsity as a [[defensive end]] as a sophomore, but the next year, moved up to linebacker and had 80 tackles and 12 sacks as Naples reached the state championship game. As a senior in 2004, he made 11 sacks (four in one game) and 19 tackles for a loss. He was awarded the ''[[Naples Daily News]]'' Broxson Trophy for best area player,<ref>{{cite news| title=Spencer Adkins photo gallery| work =[[Naples Daily News]] | pages = | language = }}</ref> and was All-State.<ref>{{cite news|title=5A All State Football – 2004| date=2005-01-21 | publisher= Scouts.com|url =http://hsflorida.scout.com/2/344590.html | work = | pages = | accessdate = 2009-11-15|language = }}</ref> He was a four-star recruit and signed to the [[University of Miami]].
   
 
==College career==
 
==College career==
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==Professional career==
 
==Professional career==
 
Signed with agent Ken Sarnoff. Adkins was selected by the Falcons in the 6th round of [[2009 NFL Draft]].<ref>[http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2009/04/21-30/Falcons_select_eight_in_2009_NFL_Draft.aspx Falcons select eight in 2009 NFL Draft] {{webarchive |url=https://www.webcitation.org/5ixIpoxJW?url=http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2009/04/21-30/Falcons_select_eight_in_2009_NFL_Draft.aspx |date=August 11, 2009 }}</ref><ref>[http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042609aaa.html Adkins Taken on Day Two of 2009 NFL Draft] {{webarchive|url=https://web.archive.org/web/20090430070818/http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042609aaa.html |date=2009-04-30 }}</ref> and signed on June 24. However, his contract was disapproved by the NFL because of "language oversight" relating to team incentives and individual "not likely to be earned" incentives. Adkins was one of the five previous defensive selections in the 2009 Draft by the Falcons and was the first linebacker taken by the team. Adkins boosted his stock by a solid performance at Miami's Pro Day: he ran 40&nbsp;yards in 4.43&nbsp;seconds, broad jumped 10-2, vertical jumped 36{{frac|1|2}}&nbsp;inches and bench pressed 225&nbsp;pounds a total of 30 times.
Signed with agent Ken Sarnoff.
 
Adkins was selected by the Falcons in the 6th round of [[2009 NFL Draft]].<ref>[http://www.atlantafalcons.com/News/Articles/2009/04/21-30/Falcons_select_eight_in_2009_NFL_Draft.aspx Falcons select eight in 2009 NFL Draft] {{WebCite|url=http://www.webcitation.org/5ixIpoxJW|date =2009-08-11}}</ref><ref>[http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/042609aaa.html Adkins Taken on Day Two of 2009 NFL Draft]</ref> and signed on June 24. However, his contract was disapproved by the NFL because of "language oversight" relating to team incentives and individual "not likely to be earned" incentives. Adkins was one of the five previous defensive selections in the 2009 Draft by the Falcons and was the first linebacker taken by the team. Adkins boosted his stock by a solid performance at Miami's Pro Day: he ran 40&nbsp;yards in 4.43&nbsp;seconds, broad jumped 10-2, vertical jumped 36{{frac|1|2}}&nbsp;inches and bench pressed 225&nbsp;pounds a total of 30 times.
 
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
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==External links==
 
==External links==
* [http://www.atlantafalcons.com/People/Players/Active/Spencer_Adkins.aspx Atlanta Falcons bio]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20090430101118/http://www.atlantafalcons.com/People/Players/Active/Spencer_Adkins.aspx Atlanta Falcons bio]
* [http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/adkins_spencer00.html Miami Hurricanes bio]
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* [https://web.archive.org/web/20090429014708/http://hurricanesports.cstv.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/adkins_spencer00.html Miami Hurricanes bio]
   
 
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{{Persondata
 
| NAME = Adkins, Spencer
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES =
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = May 16, 1987
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Naples, Florida
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
| PLACE OF DEATH =
 
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[[Category:1987 births]]
 
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[[Category:American football linebackers]]
 
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Latest revision as of 00:02, 29 August 2019

Spencer Adkins
No. 59
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1987-05-16) May 16, 1987 (age 34)
Naples, Florida
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Naples (Naples, Florida)
College:Miami (FL)
NFL Draft:2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 176
Career history
* Atlanta Falcons ( 2009 2011)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:15
Sacks:0.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Interceptions:0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Spencer Adkins (born May 16, 1987) is a former American football linebacker. Adkins played college football at the University of Miami and was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of 2009 NFL Draft.

Early years

Adkins was born to Lester and Mable Adkins and attended Naples High School in Naples, Florida and played for the Golden Eagles football team under Bill Kramer. In fact, Adkins didn't begin playing until high school. He started playing on varsity as a defensive end as a sophomore, but the next year, moved up to linebacker and had 80 tackles and 12 sacks as Naples reached the state championship game. As a senior in 2004, he made 11 sacks (four in one game) and 19 tackles for a loss. He was awarded the Naples Daily News Broxson Trophy for best area player,[1] and was All-State.[2] He was a four-star recruit and signed to the University of Miami.

College career

Adkins saw action in 31 collegiate games at the University of Miami. He totaled 72 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and one interception. In 2007, he recorded a career-high 52 tackles.[3] He majored in Psychology.

Professional career

Signed with agent Ken Sarnoff. Adkins was selected by the Falcons in the 6th round of 2009 NFL Draft.[4][5] and signed on June 24. However, his contract was disapproved by the NFL because of "language oversight" relating to team incentives and individual "not likely to be earned" incentives. Adkins was one of the five previous defensive selections in the 2009 Draft by the Falcons and was the first linebacker taken by the team. Adkins boosted his stock by a solid performance at Miami's Pro Day: he ran 40 yards in 4.43 seconds, broad jumped 10-2, vertical jumped 3612 inches and bench pressed 225 pounds a total of 30 times.

References

  1. "Spencer Adkins photo gallery". Naples Daily News.
  2. "5A All State Football – 2004". Scouts.com. 2005-01-21. http://hsflorida.scout.com/2/344590.html. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
  3. Spencer Adkins Bio in PDF
  4. Falcons select eight in 2009 NFL Draft Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.
  5. Adkins Taken on Day Two of 2009 NFL Draft Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Webarchive/data' not found.

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