Adams, majoring in criminology, has been one of the best left tackles in the Big Ten Conference for the past two seasons. He was named first-team all-Big Ten as a junior and he picked up second-team honors in 2011 by both the coaches and media while playing in only seven games. He was named one of the team's game captains this year vs. Indiana. He was named (with Mike Brewster) as the team's 2011 Jim Parker Award winner as the team's outstanding offensive lineman at the end of the season. A three-year starter, Mike capped his collegiate career by starting in his 25th game at the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl. It was his 31st game played as a Buckeye. Mike started every game he played in in 2010 (13) and 2011 (seven), and he closed his career by starting in the final 23 games in which he played. He played in five games as a true freshman in 2008 and in six games (with four starts) in 2009.
One of five OSU players suspended for first five games of 2011 due to NCAA rule violation of receiving improper benefits. Second-year starter at left tackle ... first team all-Big Ten ... Jim Parker lineman of week: Ohio, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa.
Charged with running stop sign and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia in January 2009, paid fine for traffic violation but tested negative for any drug so that charge was dropped when police agreed pipe was for smoking tobacco. Suspended first two games of 2009 for violation of team rules. Made first start against Illinois ... did not play against Minnesota, New Mexico State, Penn State because of a knee injury ... returned to action vs. Iowa ... scout team workhorse: USC ... second-year letterwinner.
Played in four games as a true freshman ... sidelined by shoulder injury ... first year letterman.
Helped Dublin Coffman to a 13-1 record and the state semifinals ... all-Ohio as a junior and senior ... all-metro, all-district and all-OCC ... U.S. Army All-American Bowl ... Parade and EA Sports All-America ... Detroit Free Press "Best of the Midwest" No. 1 ... USA Today all-USA ... Top 100 national ranking from ESPN, Scout, Rivals, PrepStar, Superprep ... Buckeye BlueChip.
Son of Heidi Taylor ... has not declared a major at Ohio State.