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Spencer Adkins
No. 49     New York Giants
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-16) May 16, 1987 (age 27)
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: 176
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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Tue, 19 Aug 2014 07:03:45 -0700

If they keep five, which seems unlikely, he would probably be the odd man out. Spencer Adkins and Justin Anderson are making solid bids to take Herzlich's roster spot. Jayron Hosley -- The third-year cornerback is suspended for the first four games ...
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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 18:52:30 -0700

Sixteen seconds later, though, Spencer Adkins recovered a fumble in the Colts' end zone to make it 26-14, and then Nassib started working his late-game magic. He led the Giants on a 92-yard drive, capped by Michael Cox's 2-yard TD run, and then found ...


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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 12:30:00 -0700

Backup quarterbacks Curtis Painter and Nassib (who each threw a touchdown pass) and their fellow second and third-stringers engineered the comeback. That includes the defense, which made some key stops and scored a touchdown on Spencer Adkins' ...
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:52:30 -0700

Sixteen seconds later, Spencer Adkins recovered a Colts fumble in the end zone to make it 26-14. Michael Cox then scored on a 2-yard run with 3:59 to go, and Nassib hooked up with Corey Washington on a 6-yard TD pass with 55 seconds to go. Indy (0-2) ...
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Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:05:37 -0700

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Mon, 18 Aug 2014 06:45:35 -0700

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Sat, 16 Aug 2014 23:10:42 -0700

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Sun, 17 Aug 2014 15:52:30 -0700

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