Montravius Adams

American football player (born 1995)

American football player
Montravius Adams
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Adams with the Saints in 2021
No. 57 – Pittsburgh Steelers
Position:Nose tackle
Personal information
Born: (1995-07-24) July 24, 1995 (age 28)
Americus, Georgia, U.S.
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Dooly County
(Vienna, Georgia)
College:Auburn
NFL draft:2017 / Round: 3 / Pick: 93
Career history
  • Green Bay Packers (2017–2020)
  • New England Patriots (2021)*
  • New Orleans Saints (2021)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers (2021–present)
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-SEC (2016)
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:109
Sacks:1.5
Forced fumbles:2
Fumble recoveries:1
Pass deflections:7
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Montravius Adams (born July 24, 1995) is an American football nose tackle[1] for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Auburn.

Early years

Adams attended Dooly County High School in Vienna, Georgia. As a senior, he recorded 127 tackles, 34 tackles for loss and 7.5 sacks, leading the Bobcats to an 11–3 record and an appearance in the Class A state title game. In addition to being named All-State for the second straight year, he was selected as a participant in the 2013 Under Armour All-America Game.[2][3]

He was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and the 3rd best defensive lineman in his class.[4] Early on, he leaned towards signing with Clemson (the first school to make an offer), but on National Signing Day in February 2013, Adams committed to play college football for Auburn University.[5][6]

College career

Adams played in 13 games as a true freshman at Auburn in 2013 and had 20 tackles. In his first career snap, in the season opener against Washington State on August 31, he sacked Cougars quarterback Connor Halliday.[7] At the conclusion of the season, he was named a Freshman All-American by 247 Sports.[8] As a sophomore in 2014, he played in 13 games and made 10 starts, recording 43 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and an interception. As a junior in 2015, Adams became a permanent starter at nose tackle, and had 44 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and 2 forced fumbles. As a senior, he recorded 44 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 1 interception, 2 blocked kicks, and a touchdown as team captain. SECCounty.com called him "the most consistent force for [an] Auburn defense that went from punchline to power in 2016."[9] He was subsequently named first-team All-SEC,[10] and a second-team All-American (by AP, CBS Sports and AFCA) at the conclusion of the season.[11][12][13][14]

Adams participated in the 2016 Senior Bowl, recording six tackles, one tackle for loss and a fumble recovery.[15][16]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 3+58 in
(1.92 m)
304 lb
(138 kg)
32+34 in
(0.83 m)
9+14 in
(0.23 m)
4.87 s 1.71 s 2.82 s 4.89 s 7.62 s 29 in
(0.74 m)
9 ft 0 in
(2.74 m)
22 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[17][18]

Green Bay Packers

Adams was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the third round, 93rd overall, in the 2017 NFL Draft.[19] He signed his rookie contract on July 5, 2017.[20] He underwent foot surgery in August after suffering a stress fracture on the second day of training camp and missed the entire preseason as a result.[21][22] On November 11, 2018, Adams recorded his first career sack on Miami Dolphins quarterback Brock Osweiler in a 31–12 victory.[23] He was placed on injured reserve on November 25, 2020.[24]

New England Patriots

On March 19, 2021, Adams signed with the New England Patriots.[25] On August 31, 2021, the Patriots released Adams.[26]

New Orleans Saints

On September 6, 2021, Adams signed with the New Orleans Saints.[27] He was released on November 16 and re-signed to the practice squad.

Pittsburgh Steelers

On November 30, Adams was signed by the Pittsburgh Steelers off the Saints practice squad.[28]

On March 22, 2022, Adams signed a two-year contract extension with the Steelers.[29]

On March 19, 2024, Adams re-signed with the Steelers on a two-year contract.[30]

NFL career statistics

Year Team Games Tackles Interceptions Fumbles
GP GS Comb Solo Ast Sck PD Int Yds TD FF FR Yds TD
2017 GB 7 0 2 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 GB 16 1 20 11 9 1.5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2019 GB 14 2 11 4 7 0.0 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2020 GB 8 0 11 6 5 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021 NO 5 1 7 1 6 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
PIT 5 4 8 6 2 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022 PIT 17 9 26 12 14 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023 PIT 8 8 21 10 11 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Total 80 25 106 51 55 1.5 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 0
Source: pro-football-reference.com

Personal life

Adams has two sons.[31]

References

  1. ^ "Montravius Adams (DT): Bio, News, Stats & more". www.steelers.com. Retrieved April 19, 2022.
  2. ^ "Dooly County's Adams receives 2013 Under Armour All-America Jersey". WFXL. November 8, 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  3. ^ Goldberg, Rob (January 2, 2013). "Under Armour All-American Game Rosters 2013: Complete Breakdown of Each Team". Bleacher Report. Retrieved February 7, 2017.
  4. ^ Rivals.com profile
  5. ^ Sherman, Rodger (February 6, 2013). "Montravius Adams commits to Auburn on National Signing Day". SB Nation. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  6. ^ Bradley, Ken (February 6, 2013). "Montravius Adams picks Auburn, joining DE Carl Lawson, DE Elijah Daniel". Sporting News. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  7. ^ Erickson, Joel A. (September 1, 2013). "Freshman Montravius Adams opens career with sack, sparks Auburn's pass rush in surprising debut". AL.com. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "True Freshman All-American Team". 247Sports.com. December 16, 2013. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  9. ^ Ferguson, Justin. "Why Montravius Adams is Auburn's No. 1 player: He made the defense great again". SECCounty.com. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  10. ^ "It's a Sweep: No. 1 Alabama Cleans up on AP All-SEC Team". Associated Press. December 8, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  11. ^ "2016 AP All-America Team". Associated Press. December 12, 2016. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  12. ^ Stevens, Matthew (December 12, 2016). "Adams & Carlson named AP 2nd-team All-Americans". USA Today. Retrieved February 8, 2017.
  13. ^ "CBS Sports 2016 College Football All-America Team: Alabama, Big Ten lead way". CBS Sports. December 13, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  14. ^ "Jackson and Allen Headline 2016 FBS All-America Teams". American Football Coaches Association. Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  15. ^ Ferguson, Justin. "Auburn's Montravius Adams 'looked like a man amongst boys' in dominant Senior Bowl week". SECCounty.com. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  16. ^ Roush, Chris (January 30, 2017). "Auburn's Montravius Adams helped his NFL draft positioning at the Senior Bowl". Fox Sports. Retrieved February 10, 2017.
  17. ^ "Montravius Adams Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". National Football League. Retrieved July 31, 2019.
  18. ^ "Montravius Adams, Auburn, DT, 2017 NFL Draft Scout, NCAA College Football". draftscout.com. Retrieved November 1, 2021.
  19. ^ "Packers draft DT Montravius Adams in third round". packers.com. April 28, 2017.
  20. ^ "Packers sign DT Montravius Adams". packers.com. July 5, 2017.
  21. ^ Demovsky, Rob (August 1, 2017). "Montravius Adams has foot surgery, out 'multiple weeks'". ESPN. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  22. ^ Wells, Adam (August 1, 2017). "Montravius Adams Underwent Foot Surgery, Reportedly Could Miss 6 Weeks". Bleacher Report. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  23. ^ Fitch, Bob (November 21, 2018). "Packers Film Room: This is the dawning of the age of Montravius (Adams)". Acme Packing Company. Retrieved March 22, 2020.
  24. ^ Kruse, Zach (November 25, 2020). "Packers place DL Montravius Adams, LB James Burgess on injured reserve". USA Today. Retrieved December 31, 2020.
  25. ^ "Patriots Sign DL Montravius Adams and LB Raekwon McMillan". patriots.com. March 19, 2021. Retrieved March 19, 2021.
  26. ^ "Patriots Make Roster Moves to Reach 53-Man Roster Limit; Acquire OL Yasir Durant in a Trade with Kansas City". Patriots.com. September 1, 2021.
  27. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. September 6, 2021.
  28. ^ "Steelers make roster move". Steelers.com. November 30, 2021.
  29. ^ Varley, Teresa (March 22, 2022). "Adams signed to two-year contract". Steelers.com.
  30. ^ "Adams signed to two-year contract". Steelers.com. March 19, 2024.
  31. ^ Schneidman, Matt (September 7, 2020). "Did you know? An interesting tidbit about every player on the Packers roster". The Athletic. Retrieved September 9, 2020.

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