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21 DAYS TO 2016 KICKOFF: Kendall Adams

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In which BracketCat counts down the 21st day until the 2016 kickoff with a profile of defensive back Kendall Adams.

Kendall Adams' 12 tackles against Iowa State played no small part in the victory that saved the 2015 season and were a high point in his breakout freshman season.
Kendall Adams' 12 tackles against Iowa State played no small part in the victory that saved the 2015 season and were a high point in his breakout freshman season.
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#21 Kendall Adams
Redshirt Sophomore
6-1 | 217
Fort Worth, Texas

Bio

Position: Defensive Back

Previous College: None

Projection: Starter

Status: On Scholarship

Kendall Tyler-Jacob Adams (b. Aug. 28, 1995) is an athletic player who earned a starting nod toward the end of his redshirt freshman campaign. He will battle to hold on to his starting spot while adding support on special teams.

Adams lettered three years for All Saints Episcopal High School under head coach Aaron Beck, including his senior year, in which he earned All-Southwest Preparatory Conference honors and helped to win a state championship.

He was rated the nation's 67th-best safety by Scout.com after he also helped the Saints to win a state championship as a junior. He registered 226 tackles and 10 interceptions in his prep career.

Adams totaled 1,491 career receiving yards and 21 touchdowns on 86 receptions during his high school career, including his senior season, in which he hauled in 47 receptions for 981 yards and 14 scores.

He also lettered in basketball, earning first-team All-SPC honors two times. Adams also was a strong student who was selected to the National Society of High School Scholars.

After redshirting in 2014, Adams appeared in 12 games last season with five starts, including starts in each of the final four games of the season. He recovered an onside kick at Texas Tech, the first by a Wildcat since 2008.

Adams recorded 41 tackles — including 30 in the final four games — with 3.5 tackles for loss and a sack; carded a career-high 12 tackles against Iowa State, which featured his first career sack; and also had 1.5 TFL at Kansas.