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Spencer Adkins
Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1987-05-16) May 16, 1987 (age 28)
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
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
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 who is currently a free agent. 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.

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Broadway World
Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:46:00 -0700

Rounding out the panel will be narrator George Shirley, leading tenor of the Metropolitan Opera, tenor Paul Spencer Adkins, and Deborah Mims, joint producers of the Hayes PBS documentary. ABOUT ROBERT SIMS--Robert Sims, Gold Medal winner of the ...
 
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Fri, 07 Aug 2015 18:41:15 -0700

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Naples Daily News
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 18:52:30 -0700

Tipoff will be at 6 p.m. after an autograph session, which will start at 5 p.m. Former local NFL players Spencer Adkins (Naples High), Micah Rucker (Estero), Mario Henderson and Jeremy Ware (Lehigh) are also expected to play in the game as well as ...

The Lincoln Journal

The Lincoln Journal
Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:22:30 -0700

BRANCHLAND - A Lincoln County man was arrested, last week, in connection with alleged methamphetamine production in the Branchland area. It was the second such arrest in less than three months for the accused, named as John Spencer Adkins, 38, ...

Naples Daily News

Naples Daily News
Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Naples High School graduate Spencer Adkins was waived by the New York Giants on Tuesday as the team cut down to 75 players. Adkins had signed with the Giants in the offseason. He was cut during camp last year by the Baltimore Ravens. The University ...

Giants.com

Giants.com
Sat, 17 May 2014 16:27:49 -0700

... - Originally a 6th round (176th pick overall) draft choice by the Atlanta Falcons in 2009…Waived by the Falcons on Aug. 31, 2012…Signed to a reserve/future contract by the Baltimore Ravens on Jan. 3, 2013…Waived by Baltimore on July 30, 2013 ...
 
Big Blue View
Fri, 06 Jun 2014 14:02:16 -0700

The New York Giants are forever trying to pull linebackers off the NFL scrap heap and see if they can something out of them. Think about their flirtation with Aaron Curry last season. With that in mind, let's look at Spencer Adkins, a linebacker the ...
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