The 2003 Scouting Report: An aggressive strong safety who will compete for a starting position ... Missed 2003 spring drills while recovering from surgeries to his shoulder and knee ... Could be one of the secondary's key contributors ... Plays the run well ... Continues to improve his pass coverage skills.
2003: Missed first six games while recovering from off-season knee surgery ... Saw limited action vs. Indiana ... Played 14 defensive plays vs. Wisconsin, but did not record a tackle ... Registered one assisted tackle at Purdue (six defensive plays) ... Logged a season-most 21 plays vs. Michigan and notched five tackles (three solos) ... Had a solo tackle and pass breakup vs. Illinois ... Totaled four tackles (two solos and a 0.5 TFL) and a pass deflection in Motor City Bowl vs. Bowling Green.
2002: Started seven games at safety, including the first four ... Made starts against Purdue, Indiana and Iowa in place of the injured Dominique Price ... Team's eighth-leading tackler with 77 hits ... Seventh on team with 42 solo tackles ... Led team in opening game (Air Force) with 13 tackles, 12 of which were solos ... Credited with seven tackles and a TFL vs. TCU ... Seven tackles and a fumble recovery vs. Duke ... Eight tackles (four solos) and a key interception at Navy ... Eight tackles (four solos) at Michigan State ... Six tackles vs. Ohio State ... Four tackles at Minnesota ... Five assisted hits at Penn State ... Six tackles and a TFL vs. Purdue ... Nine tackles (three solos) vs. Indiana ... Five tackles at Iowa.
2001: Backup strong safety who played a considerable number of downs ... Named to The Sporting News Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Returned to action against Iowa after missing three previous games with a high-ankle sprain (suffered against Minnesota) ... Registered his second career interception and three solo tackles vs. the Hawkeyes ... Team's 12th-leading tackler with 39 hits ... Also had an interception, two pass deflections and a forced fumble versus Michigan State ... Registered nine tackles (four solos), an interception and two pass deflections against the Spartans ... Followed that effort with a season-high 10 tackles (season-high seven solos) at Ohio State ... Closed rookie season with six tackles at Illinois.
2000: Did not see any game action.
High School: Second-team all-state and first-team All-Big Bend Region ... 117 tackles (71 solo) as a senior captain ... Two interceptions, two forced fumbles ... Captained Godby to state 4A playoffs for first time in 12 years ... During regular season, Godby defeated Class 6A champion Lincoln High School ... Godby Boosters' Citizens Award ... Honor roll member every year at Godby ... High school coach was Shelton Crews.
Personal: Born Jarvis Nathaniel Adams on 3/14/82 ... Son of Roosevelt and Robbie Adams ... African American studies and communication studies major.
Adams' Career Statistics
Year GP ST AT TT TFL INT PDU FR FF SACK
2001 8 25 14 39 0/0 2/51 4 0 1 0/0
2002 11 42 35 77 1.5/3 1/0 1 1 0 0/0
2003 7 7 4 11 1.0/1 0/0 2 0 0 0/0
TOTALS 26 74 53 127 2.5/4 3/51 7 1 1 0/0