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2015 NFL DRAFT
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EJ Adams

| | College: Kentucky
 
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2007 Season

Sustained a wrist injury early in the Eastern Kentucky game and missed four games … Played in nine games, getting his first collegiate starts against Florida andMississippi State when PaulWarford was sidelined … Totaled 10 tackles, with a season high of two stops in four games.

2006 Season

Made one of the most important plays of the season … With the game on the line in the fourth quarter vs. Vanderbilt, he snagged a crucial interception at the goal line, returning the pick 49 yards to set up a touchdown in the win that clinched bowl eligibility … Recorded 13 tackles and one pass breakup during the season … Served as the second-string quarterback during the junior-varsity game against Hargrave, rushing two times for 24 yards … Also intercepted a pass and had three pass breakups in the JV game.

High School

Three-year letterman and two-year starter at North Gwinnett HS in Suwanee, Ga. … Was a quarterback throughout his playing days until his senior year, when he moved to wide receiver and running back … Started at QB his junior season and threw for more than 1,300 yards and rushed for 690 yards … During his senior year, he caught 48 passes for 654 yards and eight touchdowns … Rushed for 205 yards and five TDs … Earned Gwinnett County Player of the Month and two county player-of-the-week honors … North Gwinnett compiled a 9-3 record during his senior year, advancing to the second round of the playoffs in Class AAAAA, the largest classification in Georgia … Noteworthy physical abilities include a 4.4-second time in the 40-yard dash and a 41-inch vertical jump … Named one of the top 100 prospects in Georgia … Teammate of fellow UK signee Ross Bogue … Coached by Dennis Roland … "E. J. is an exceptional athlete," said North Gwinnett assistant coach Mike Dunning. "He can make plays that turn around the tempo of a game. He did that several times this season with his speed alone." … Joined the track team as a junior, and in his first year he broke the school record in the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, seven inches … Picked Kentucky over South Carolina.

Personal

Born in Albany, Ga. … Son of Earnest and Debra Adams … Comes from a very athletic family … His father, Earnest, and brother, Corey, each played football at Albany State … His sister, Kimberly, runs track at Florida State … His cousin, Eric Scott, is currently an offensive lineman at UK … Major is agricultural economics. Participated in service events at the Bluegrass State Games and Johnson Elementary School (2006).

 
 

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