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Michael Adams
DB #27
Height:
5-8
Weight:
181
College:
Louisiana-Lafayette
Experience:
6
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 80 177 154 23 1 0 19 3 0 53 -- 36
2013 TB 6 12 11 1 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2012 ARI 15 14 11 3 0 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2011 ARI 15 41 36 5 0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 ARI 16 52 42 10 0 0 7 2 0 36 18 36
2009 ARI 16 40 37 3 0 -- 4 1 0 17 17 17
2008 ARI 5 8 7 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 ARI 7 10 10 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

NoteCARDS:

  • After appearing in 15 games (one start) during the 2011 season, has now appeared in 59 regular season games (seven starts) for the Cardinals as well as all six postseason contests.
  • In addition to starting a career-high four games in 2010, also established career marks with 38 tackles, two INTs and six passes defensed.
  • Scored his first career TD in Week 9 of the ’10 season at Minnesota when he recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half and returned it 30 yards.
  • Authored one of the most dramatic plays in franchise history when he sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the overtime period of the 2009 Wild Card contest vs. Green Bay. On the sack, he forced a Rodgers fumble that was recovered by Karlos Dansby and returned 17 yards for the game-winning TD.

NoteCARDS:

  • After appearing in 15 games (one start) during the 2011 season, has now appeared in 59 regular season games (seven starts) for the Cardinals as well as all six postseason contests.
  • In addition to starting a career-high four games in 2010, also established career marks with 38 tackles, two INTs and six passes defensed.
  • Scored his first career TD in Week 9 of the ’10 season at Minnesota when he recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half and returned it 30 yards.
  • Authored one of the most dramatic plays in franchise history when he sacked Packers QB Aaron Rodgers in the overtime period of the 2009 Wild Card contest vs. Green Bay. On the sack, he forced a Rodgers fumble that was recovered by Karlos Dansby and returned 17 yards for the game-winning TD.

Pro Career:

Originally signed by the Cardinals as an undrafted rookie free agent on 4/30/07. Released after training camp on 8/31/07. Signed to the practice squad on 9/3/07 before being elevated to the active roster on 11/17/07. Released on 11/20/07 and re-signed to the practice squad on 11/21/07. Elevated to the active roster on 11/24/07. Signed to the practice squad on 9/1/08 and promoted to the active roster on 11/26/08. Re-signed with the Cardinals on 3/29/10 as an exclusive rights free agent.

2011: Played in 15 games, making one start, and recorded 34 tackles, two passes defensed and 11 special teams tackles … after suffering a knee injury during training camp, was inactive for the season opener vs. Car (9/11) … made season debut and recorded two special teams tackles @ Was (9/18) … played on defense and special teams, recording one tackle and two special teams tackles vs. NYG (10/2) … played in 50th career game @ Bal (10/30); recorded a season-high six unassisted tackles, including one for loss, and had one pass defensed … recorded five tackles vs. StL (11/6) … totaled five unassisted tackles, including one for loss @ Phi (11/13) … posted three unassisted tackles and one special teams tackle @ SF (11/20) … recorded one tackle vs. SF (12/11); marked the 100th tackle of his career … made his first start of the season with the Cardinals opening the game in a nickel defense vs. Cle (12/18); had two solo tackles and two special teams tackles … collected one tackle and one pass defensed @ Cin (12/24) … recorded five unassisted tackles and one special teams tackle vs. Sea (1/1/12).

2010: Established numerous career-highs with 38 tackles, two INTs and six passes defensed while recording a career-best four starts in 16 games played … saw action on special teams and as a reserve DB, registering three tackles in the season opener @ StL (9/12) … saw time in dime situations, recording one pass defensed on 3rd-n-4 to force a punt as well as one special teams tackle vs. Oak (9/26) … downed a punt at the Saints one-yard line which led to an INT on the following play and then an AZ TD to tie the game at 10 vs. NO (10/10) … recorded five tackles, one pass defensed and returned a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half 30 yards for first career TD @ Min (11/7) … made first start of the season as part of a six DB formation vs. Sea (11/14) and registered three tackles … started in place of injured CB Greg Toler, recording three tackles @ KC (11/21); started consecutive games for the first time in his career … tied career-highs with nine tackles and one INT vs. SF (11/29) … made career-best fourth consecutive start vs. StL (12/5) and registered six tackles, one special teams tackle and a pass defensed on a third 3rd-n-5 that forced a punt in the first quarter … registered two tackles, two special teams tackles and one INT vs. Den (12/12) that he returned for a career-long 36 yards … saw time at nickel back in the final two games: vs. Dal (12/25) and @ SF (1/3/11), registering one tackle and one pass defensed in each.

2009: Made the opening day roster and appeared in all 16 regular season games and both postseason contests with one start … recorded 32 tackles, 17 special teams tackles, and one INT during the regular season … tied for the team lead with a career-high three special teams tackles @ Sea (10/18) … saw time at CB after starter Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie injured his ankle in the third quarter, registering four tackles and one pass defensed @ NYG (10/25) … from the second quarter on, filled in for injured CB Bryant McFadden and led DBs with nine solo tackles while registering a team-best two special teams tackles @ StL (11/22) … started his second career game as part of a six DB formation and recorded the first INT of his career vs. Min (12/6); picked off a Brett Favre pass at the AZ 39-yard line in the third quarter … registered two tackles and tied a career-high with three special teams tackles @ Det (12/20) … continued to see time as the nickel back, recording two tackles and one special teams tackle vs. StL (12/27) … filled in at CB after Rodgers-Cromartie left during the first possession with a knee injury and recorded six tackles and one pass defensed in the regular season finale vs. GB (1/3/10) … in fifth career postseason game, registered two tackles and a forced fumble on a sack of Aaron Rodgers in OT that was recovered and returned for the game winning TD by Karlos Dansby in the Wild Card matchup vs. GB (1/10/10); marked first sack and forced fumble of his career, including the regular season … saw action at nickel back after Rodgers-Cromartie suffered a knee injury in the first quarter and recorded one tackle and one pass defensed in the Divisional game @ NO (1/16/10).

2008: For the second consecutive year, began the season on the practice squad before being promoted to the active roster on 11/26 ... went on to play the final five games and all four postseason contests … registered career-best two special teams tackles and recovered a muffed punt in the 3rd quarter @ Phi (11/27) ... recorded first two defensive tackles of the season @ NE (12/21) … registered first career start as one of six DBs and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. Sea (12/28) ... in first career postseason game, recorded one special teams tackle vs. Atl (1/3/09); tackled Falcons punt returner Harry Douglas at the Atlanta eight-yard line for no gain … tied career-high with two special teams tackles @ Car (1/10/9) ... in Super Bowl XLIII, registered one special teams tackle and downed a Ben Graham punt at the two-yard line; the ensuing drive led to a safety pulling the Cardinals to within four with three minutes to play vs. Pit (2/1/09); tied for the team lead with four unassisted special teams tackles in the postseason.

2007: Played in seven games as a rookie after being signed to the active roster from the practice squad on 11/17 … in first career game recorded one special teams tackle @ Cin (11/18) … recorded his first career tackle @ NO (12/16) … registered first career pass defensed and tied for the team lead with two special teams tackles vs. StL (12/30).

College:

Collected 140 tackles, four INTs and six tackles for a loss in his four-year career at Louisiana-Lafayette ... as a senior boasted 40 tackles in 10 games with three pass break-ups, an INT he returned 79 yards for a TD, and a sack … also the Cajuns leading punt returner with nine returns for a 7.4-yards-per-return average … appeared in 10 games at CB, starting seven and earning honorable mention All-Sun Belt Conference honors as a junior … collected career-highs with 45 tackles and two INTs … started all 11 games at CB as a sophomore tying for sixth on the squad with 37 total tackles while adding three pass breakups ... appeared in all 12 games as a freshman, earning one start ... blocked two FGs, one of which was picked up by a teammate and returned 89 yards for a TD.

Personal:

Lettered two years in football at J.F. Kimball (Dallas, TX) High School ... won two district championships, helping team to two straight 5-0 district records ... two-time all-district first team selection, had nine INTs, with 60 tackles, four blocked extra point attempts and 900 return yards as a senior ... finished career with 150 tackles, 11 INTs, four forced fumbles, six blocked FGs and one TD … during the 2012 offseason, his Michael Adams Conquerors Foundation held a 7-on-7 high school football tournament in his hometown of Dallas, TX that featured a host of current NFL starts as coaches, with the winning team earning $5,000 for their high school program.

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