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Phillip Adams biography: 13 things about ex-NFL player from Rock Hill, South Carolina

Phillip M. Adams was an African-American man from South Carolina, United States. He was a professional football player.

From 2010 to 2015, Adams played in 78 games for six teams in the National Football League over five seasons. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born in Rock Hill, York County, South Carolina. (a)
  2. Aside from Rock Hill, he lived in other areas of York County including Fort Mill. (b)
  3. In 2005, he graduated from Rock Hill High School. He then went to South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, South Carolina where he played football. (a) (b)
  4. In 2010, he joined the San Francisco 49ers as a seventh-round draft pick out of South Carolina State University. (c)
  5. In September 2010, the San Francisco 49ers cut him. He later joined the New England Patriots. (d)
  6. In November 2011, the New England Patriots released him. He later joined the Seattle Seahawks where he played one game. (d)
  7. In 2012, he had two concussions over three games. From 2012 to 2013,he played for the Oakland Raiders. (c) (d)
  8. In September 2014, the New York Jets signed him. He appeared in 12 games for the team. (d)
  9. In 2015, he played for the Atlanta Falcons. (d)
  10. In February 2021, he was arrested for traffic violations in York County. He was found guilty and was fined. On April 6, 2021, his case was disposed. (b)
  11. On April 8, 2021, he fatally shot himself at his home in Rock Hill after fatally shooting his neighbors Dr. Robert Lesslie, 70, Barbara Lesslie, 69, Adah Lesslie, 9, and Noah Lesslie, 5. He also fatally shot air-conditioning technicians James Lewis, 38, and injured Robert Shook, 38. Shook initially survived but also died on April 10, 2021. (c) (d) (e)
  12. He died at the age of 32. (c)
  13. After his death, his father Alonzo Adams said, “I can say he’s a good kid. I think the football messed him up.” (b)

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