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Royce Adams

| | College: Purdue
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2007 Season

Appeared in all 13 games, including six starts … recorded 30 tackles (27 solo, 3 assists) with one pass breakup … had four tackles at Michigan on Oct. 13 (3 solo, 1 assist) and vs. Michigan State on Nov. 10 (all solo) … had season-high five tackles (all solo) at Penn State on Nov. 3.

2006 Season

Appeared in all 14 games, starting final 12 … had 37 tackles (32 solo, 5 assists) with one interception, one pass breakup and one forced fumble … ranked eighth in Big Ten with 6.4-yard punt return average (22 returns for 141 yards) … had three punt returns for 44 yards (14.7 average) vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 9 … made first career start vs. Ball State on Sept. 16 … recorded pass breakup vs. Minnesota on Sept. 23 … came up with first career interception to go with two solo tackles at Northwestern on Oct. 14 … forced fumble at Michigan State on Nov. 4 … had five solo tackles vs. Indiana on Nov. 18 … had season-high six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) at Hawai'i on Nov. 25.

High School

Three-star prospect by Rivals.com … ranked as No. 52 cornerback in the nation and No. 37 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals … first team all-region and all-city selection as senior after recording 57 tackles and one interception … also played wide receiver (40 catches, eight touchdowns) and returned punts … played on state quarterfinal team that posted 13-1 record … transferred to Glenville from Lakewood St. Edwards for senior season … had seven interceptions and also played running back as junior … timed at 4.5 in the 40-yard dash … coach at Glenville was Ted Ginn, father of the Ohio State wide receiver.


Given name is Royce Bernard Adams … born May 3, 1988 … plans on majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.

Latest News
10/07/2009 - WR Royce Adams will miss at least a couple of weeks, according to coach Danny Hope, after he was carted off the field shortly before halftime with a knee injury. Adams' absence could mean an increased role for Keith Carlos, who is a candidate to take over Adams' duties on kickoff returns. Freshmen receivers Antavian Edison, Eric Williams and Gary Bush could fill in for Adams on offense.

10/01/2009 - WRs Royce Adams and Waynelle Gravesande have taken more of the playing time away from freshmen Antavian Edison and Gary Bush. Neither Edison nor Bush played over the last two weeks. "Those guys have come on some and they're older," coach Danny Hope said of Adams and Gravesande. "We have several guys that can play more right now that can help us."

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