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Justin Adams
Justin Adams

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Thurgood Marshall

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 276

Position:
Defensive Tackle

Birthdate:
04/27/1989

Experience:
3L

Major:
Psychology


09/02/2010

Football vs. Southeastern La. (9/2/10)

The Green Wave defeated Southeastern Louisiana, 27-21, to open the 2010 season at the Superdome.

Career Note: Three-year letterman has appeared in 35 games with a pair of starts for his career...has 58 tackles (22 solo, 36 assists), 6.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, one forced fumble and a pass break-up to his credit...enters the fall as a starter at defensive tackle.

2009: Played in all 12 games as a junior, including starts against McNeese State (9/26) and Southern Miss (10/24)...finished the year tied for the team lead in fumble recoveries (1) while finishing second in sacks (2.5) and sixth in tackles for loss (2.5) and tied for 18th in tackles (17)...completed the season tied for 18th overall and tied for fourth among defensive linemen in tackles with 17 (3 solo, 14 assists)...posted a season-best four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) and recovered a fumble at Southern Miss (10/24)...tallied three tackles vs. Tulsa (9/4) and against BYU (9/12)...recorded a sack against Tulsa (9/4) and UTEP (11/7) and tallied half a sack at SMU (11/28).

2008: Played in all 12 games as a sophomore...finished fourth on the team in forced fumbles (1), tied for sixth in sacks (1.5) and seventh in tackles for loss (3.5)...ranked tied for 14th on the team and tied for fourth among defensive linemen with 27 tackles (12 solo, 15 assists)...posted a career-best five tackles (1 solo, 4 assists) at UTEP (10/11)...recorded four-tackle outings at LSU (11/1) and at Houston (11/8)...had a solo sack at Alabama (9/6) and a half sack vs. Louisiana-Monroe (9/20)...tallied first career forced fumble vs UAB (11/15) and first career pass break-up vs UL-Monroe.

2007: Saw action in 11 games as a true freshman...finished the year with 14 tackles (7 solo, 7 assists), including a half tackle for loss and a half sack...logged a season-best four tackles (2 solo, 2 assists) vs Tulsa (11/3)...registered two-tackle outings vs Houston (9/15), LSU (9/29) and Memphis (10/27)...recorded first stop for loss - a half sack for six yards - vs LSU...missed game against SMU (10/2) with an injury.

High School: Two-year letterman at Thurgood Marshall High where he saw time at defensive tackle, defensive end, linebacker and fullback for coach Dennis Brantley...rated No. 48 inside linebacker in the nation by ESPN.com's RecruitTracker...helped his prep team to a combined 17-5 record, including a share of the District 23-5A title as a senior and outright crown as a junior...as a senior, tallied 106 tackles, including 75 solo stops, 20.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and 84 quarterback hurries... named Greater Houston Touchdown Club and District Defensive Player of the Year, first-team all-state, honorable-mention all-Texas Team Defense, first-team all-Greater Houston and academic all-district...claimed first-team all-district honors as a junior.

Personal: Born Justin Marcus Adams on April 27, 1989, in Houston, Texas...son of Vickie Adams...majoring in psychology.

Adams' Career Defensive Statistics

Year GP-GS UT-AT-TT TFL-Yds SACK-Yds FF FR-Yds PBU INT-Yds Blk
2007 11-0 7-7-14 0.5-6 0.5-6 0 0-0 0 0-0 0
2008 12-0 12-15-27 3.5-17 1.5-9 1 0-0 1 0-0 0
2009 12-2 3-14-17 2.5-8 2.5-8 0 1-0 0 0-0 0
Career 35-2 22-36-58 6.5-31 4.5-23 1 1-0 1 0-0 0