Blue Adams | Oregon State University

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Team: Oregon State University
Organization: NCAA Football
Position: Defensive Backs Coach
Hometown: Miami, Florida


7th – NFL Round Draft pick of the Detroit Lions in 2003
NFL – Player with the Buccaneers, Bengals, Falcons, and Jaguars
NFL – Safeties/defensive backs coach for Miami Dolphins (2012-15)
All-Conference – 2002 All-USA Conference defensive back at Cincinnati
All-State – As a defensive back at Miami (Fla.) Senior High School – also all-county
20 – Number of interceptions (2nd in the country) in 2017 by South Florida’s secondary
OREGON STATE (2018-Present)
• Appointed secondary coach January 24, 2019
• Defense allowed 51.5 fewer passing yards per game in 2020 from 2019
• Jaydon Grant named to Wuerrfel Trophy Watch List (2020)
• CB Nahshon Wright intercepted three passes in 2019 – most by a Beaver since 2014
• Defense improved in 2019 vs. 2018 by 13.2 points per game allowed and 91.1 yards less allowed.
• Also improved in rush defense, points allowed and third down defense among others

• Bulls were 17-8 during his two seasons
• Team played in the Gaspiralla Bowl and Birmingham Bowl
• Secondary players Deatrick Nichols and Devin Abraham 2017 American Athletic Conference Honorable Mention

• CB Rasul Douglas All-American, Big 12 First Team, co-national leaders for interceptions
• 10-3 record in 2016.
• No. 18 national ranking

• Assistant coach, overseeing safeties and defensive backs 

• Two-time Missouri Valley Conference champions
• Final national ranking of No. 18 and No. 5, respectively
• Varmah Sonie Missouri Valley Conference two-time all-conference selection

• Cincinnati – four-year letterman (1999-2002)
• Conference USA Second Team as a junior
• Played in the Motor City Bowl twice and the New Orleans Bowl while a player at Cincinnati
• 2003 NFL Draft pick by Detroit Lions (7th round)

Assignment: Secondary
Year at OSU: Second
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Twitter: @CoachAdamsOSU
Bowl Games: 4 (coach), 3 (player)
FCS Playoffs: 2
Education: Cincinnati, 2003 – bachelor's in criminal justice
Bowl Games
2018      Gasparilla
2017      Birmingham
2016      Russell Athletic
2002     New Orleans Bowl (Player)
2001      Motor City Bowl (Player)
2000    Motor City Bowl (Player)

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