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Spencer Adkins
No. --     New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-16) May 16, 1987 (age 26)
Place of birth: Naples, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school: Naples (FL)
College: Miami (FL)
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 6 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 2009 for the Atlanta Falcons
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2011
Tackles 12
Sacks 0.0
Interceptions 0
Stats at NFL.com

Spencer Adkins (born May 16, 1987) is an American football linebacker for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). Adkins played college football at the University of Miami and was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the sixth round of 2009 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

Adkins was born to Lester and Mable Adkins and attended Naples High School in Naples, Florida and played for the Golden Eagles football team under Bill Kramer. In fact, Adkins didn't begin playing until high school. He started playing on varsity as a defensive end as a sophomore, but the next year, moved up to linebacker and had 80 tackles and 12 sacks as Naples reached the state championship game. As a senior in 2004, he made 11 sacks (four in one game) and 19 tackles for a loss. He was awarded the Naples Daily News Broxson Trophy for best area player,[1] and was All-State.[2] He was a four-star recruit and signed to the University of Miami.

College career[edit]

Adkins saw action in 31 collegiate games at the University of Miami. He totaled 72 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, five sacks and one interception. In 2007, he recorded a career-high 52 tackles.[3] He majored in Psychology.

Professional career[edit]

Signed with agent Ken Sarnoff. Adkins was selected by the Falcons in the 6th round of 2009 NFL Draft.[4][5] and signed on June 24. However, his contract was disapproved by the NFL because of "language oversight" relating to team incentives and individual "not likely to be earned" incentives. Adkins was one of the five previous defensive selections in the 2009 Draft by the Falcons and was the first linebacker taken by the team. Adkins boosted his stock by a solid performance at Miami's Pro Day: he ran 40 yards in 4.43 seconds, broad jumped 10-2, vertical jumped 3612 inches and bench pressed 225 pounds a total of 30 times.


  1. ^ "Spencer Adkins photo gallery". Naples Daily News. 
  2. ^ "5A ALL STATE FOOTBALL – 2004". Scouts.com. 2005-01-54. Retrieved 2009-11-15. 
  3. ^ Spencer Adkins Bio in PDF
  4. ^ Falcons select eight in 2009 NFL Draft Archived 11 August 2009 at WebCite
  5. ^ Adkins Taken on Day Two of 2009 NFL Draft

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6 news items

The Star-Ledger
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 08:36:18 -0700

The NFL Draft is still weeks away and Giants general manager Jerry Reese likely isn't done tinkering with his roster. What is at coach Tom Coughlin's disposal isn't exactly what is going to be there by the time the offseason program concludes. Still ...
The Falcoholic
Sun, 13 Apr 2014 13:02:14 -0700

Atlanta's sixth-round pick was Spencer Adkins. Adkins never had much of an impact in Atlanta. Defensive tackle Desmond Bryant, who went undrafted in 2009, would have been an interesting choice instead of Adkins. Atlanta could have also gone the inside ...
Sat, 05 Apr 2014 08:46:40 -0700

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The Ridgefield Press
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 17:56:15 -0700

Bill has performed several times previously for FMS and for several other communitywide events. Joining Mr. Joyner on March 30 will be Paul Spencer Adkins and Michael Sylvester in a reprise of the spectacular FMS 3 Tenors concert of two years ago. Now ...
Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:54:56 -0700

Cliff Matthews, Jonathan Massaquoi, Malliciah Goodman, Stansly Maponga, Kroy Biermann, Akeem Dent, Sean Weatherspoon have all been drafted and not one has turned in anything. Not to mention Lawrence Sidbury, Spencer Adkins, Curtis Lofton, and a ...

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Bleacher Report
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 00:27:18 -0700

It has been a busy month of March for the New York Giants. General Manager Jerry Reese has attacked the open market this spring in hopes of improving a roster in flux. New York added 10 new players in free agency, while losing seven of their own to ...

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