Gaines Adams

Date of birth June 8, 1983
Place of birth Greenwood, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of death January 17, 2010(2010-01-17) (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
Position Defensive end
College Clemson
High school Wikipedia:Fork Union Military Academy (Fork Union, Virginia)
NFL Draft 2007 / Round 1 / Pick: 4 by the Tampa Bay Buccanners
Career highlights
Coaching Record / Statistics
Career player statistics (if any)
Total tackles     93
Sacks     13.5
Forced fumbles     4
Stats at
Team(s) as a player (if any)
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.[1]

The coroner ruled his death the cause of cardiac arrest due to an enlarged heart.


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