Mention the name Sam Adams in Seattle and you will catch the attention of many Seahawks fans. The former Texas A&M and Seahawk defensive tackle was once an NCAA All-American and an NFL first round draft pick (Seattle, 1994).
Today, his son hailing out of Eastside Catholic, is a Washington Husky.
Sam Adams II is a big running back standing 6’1 and already weighing in at nearly 200 pounds. The four-star talent, ranked as the #11 running back in the nation by the 247 Sports Composite, held offers from several blue-chip programs including Alabama, Ohio State, Florida, Auburn and LSU.
Adams elected to stay home and help to rebuild a Husky offense that has been less-than-physical over the past several seasons. Huskies RB coach Keith Bonapha had been Adams’ primary recruiter and has had a relationship with the incoming freshman for many years. Adams was also a stud defensive back for Eastside Catholic and several recruiting analysts thought he might even be better on that side of the ball.
Adams figures to have the opportunity to compete for playing time as a true freshman. With the draft decision of Salvon Ahmed still looming and rumors swirling of possible transfers, the Dawgs figure to have a few open opportunities at the start of camp next season.
Here were Sam’s junior season highlights: