Jamal Adams is an American football strong safety for the New York Jets of the National Football League (NFL). Adams attended Hebron High School in Carrollton, Texas. During his final two years, he had 138 tackles and seven interceptions on defence and 20 touchdowns on offence.
In his senior year, Hebron finished 8–4 on the season, advancing to the UIL 5A Division II Area final at AT&T Stadium, where they lost 42–21 to Cedar Hill. He committed to Louisiana State University (LSU) to play college football.
Adams played in all 13 games with two starts as a true freshman at LSU in 2014 and had 66 tackles and a sack. As a sophomore, he was a second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection as a safety by the Associated Press (AP) and SEC coaches. As a junior, Adams was named to the AP All-SEC first team. Similarly, on January 6, 2017, Adams announced that he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2017 NFL Draft.
Likewise, on May 4, 2017, Adams attended LSU’s pro day and opted to run the 40-yard dash (4.40s), 20-yard dash (2.57s), and 10-yard dash (1.58s) and was able to improve on his combine numbers. Sports Illustrated, DraftScout.com, Pro Football Focus, and ESPN ranked Adams the top safety in the draft.
His father, running back George Adams, played in the National Football League (NFL) from 1985 to 1991. Jamal Adams also has a YouTube channel run by himself.
- Full Name: Jamal Lee Adams
- Date of Birth: October 17, 1995
- Age: 24
- Birth Place: Lewisville, Texas
- Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
- Weight: 213 lb (97 kg)
- Position: Strong safety
- High school: Hebron (Carrollton, Texas)
- College: LSU
- NFL Draft: 2017 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
- Net Worth: $10 million
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