|Date of birth||June 8, 1983|
|Place of birth||Greenwood, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Date of death||January 17, 2010(aged 26)|
|Place of death||Greenwood, South Carolina, U.S.|
|Height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Weight||258 pounds (117 kg)|
|— No. 90, 99|
|High school||Wikipedia:Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Virginia)|
|NFL Draft||2007 / Round 1 / Pick: 4 by the Tampa Bay Buccanners|
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|Stats at NFL.com|
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|Team(s) as a coach/administrator (if any)|
|None / N/A|
Gaines Adams, (June 8, 1983 - January 17, 2010), was a defensive end drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who played college football for Clemson University, and was recognized as a unanimous All-American. He was drafted in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft, and played professionally for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Chicago Bears of the NFL. Adams died unexpectedly in 2010 from a previously undetected heart condition.
The coroner ruled his death the cause of cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart.
- Bears DE Adams dies of cardiac arrest at 26 (2010-01-17).