Phillip Adams Biography – Phillip Adams Wiki
Phillip Adams (born Phillip M. Adams) was an American professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the South Carolina State Bulldogs and was drafted in the seventh round of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He also played for the New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders, Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, and Atlanta Falcons. On April 8, 2021, he shot and killed himself following a standoff with the Rock Hill, South Carolina police, after killing five others and injuring a sixth the day before.
He started playing football at an early age. In his freshman year at South Carolina State University, he saw action as a backup and on special teams. He recorded 12 tackles and 2 interceptions, along with a 30-yard punt return. As a sophomore with the Bulldogs, he played in 11 games. While a junior, he ranked 6th on the team (with 48 tackles) and led the team in interceptions (with five) and pass deflections (with nine). In his senior year, he was a First Team All-Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference selection after registering 48 tackles and 3 interceptions. He was selected in the seventh round (224th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. In week 16 against the St. Louis Rams on December 26, 2010, he broke his left ankle while blocking on the opening kickoff of the 2nd half. He was released by the 49ers on September 3, 2011.
He signed with the New England Patriots on September 21, 2011. He was waived on October 8, then re-signed on October 13 after Mike Wright went on injured reserve. On October 14, he was once again released to make room for Marcus Harrison but was re-signed on October 18. On November 21, he recorded his first interception in the NFL. He was waived again on November 29.
On December 20, 2011, Adams was signed by the Seattle Seahawks. On September 1, 2012, he was signed by the Oakland Raiders. He again signed with the Seattle Seahawks on March 27, 2014. After some time, he was signed by the New York Jets on September 1, 2014. On March 12, 2015, he was signed by the Atlanta Falcons.
Phillip Adams Age
He was born on July 20, 1988, in Rock Hill, South Carolina, United States. He died on April 8, 2021, in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He was 32.
Phillip Adams Wife
Was NFL player Philip Adams married? He was not married at the time of his death.
Phillip Adams Death
He died on April 8, 2021, after shooting and killing himself. He was 32 years old. He shot six people at a house in Rock Hill, South Carolina, killing five, and subsequently shot himself following a standoff with police the next day, according to the York County Sheriff Department. According to the Associated Press, the five were Dr. Robert Lesslie, his wife Barbara, two of their young grandchildren (Adah and Noah), and James Lewis.
Phillip Adams Cause of Death
According to the York County Coroner’s Office, Phillip Adams’ cause of death is a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Autopsy and toxicology is pending.
Phillip Adams Height
He stood at a height of 5 feet 11 inches (1.80 m)tall.
Phillip Adams Net Worth – Phillip Adams NFL Salary
Phillip Adams’ net worth is estimated to be $1 million. According to spotrac, he earned around $3,643,322 during his six-year NFL career.