Adams accepts invite to Senior Bowl

Michigan State defensive back Johnny Adams has accepted an invitation to play in the annual Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala.

The Senior Bowl, which will be broadcast by the NFL Network at 4 p.m. on Jan. 26, annually features the nation’s best senior college football players and top NFL draft prospects. The North and South teams are coached by the entire coaching staffs of two NFL teams.

Former Spartan quarterback Kirk Cousins, tight end Brian Linthicum and safety Trenton Robinson competed in the Senior Bowl last season. Cousins is currently with the Washington Redskins, while Robinson plays for the San Francisco 49ers.

Adams, a 5-foot-11, 177-pound fifth-year senior, had 35 tackles and finished fifth in the Big Ten with three interceptions and tied for 15th with 10 passes defended this season. He was named first team All-Big Ten by the coaches and second team by the media. Adams is one of six MSU defensive backs to earn first team All-Big Ten honors in multiple seasons and the first to do it in consecutive seasons since John Miller (1987-88).

A three-year starter, Adams ranks 10th in school history with 11 career interceptions entering MSU’s contest against TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl on Dec. 29. He also ranks fourth among MSU’s career leaders with 230 interception return yards and fifth with 35 passes defended and 11th with 24 pass break-ups.

Also today, the Detroit Lions signed former MSU defensive tackle Ogemdi Nwagbuo. As a senior in 2006, Nwagbuo started 12 games for the Spartans and had 31 tackles.

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29 Responses to Adams accepts invite to Senior Bowl

  1. avatar Spartan 81 says:

    Congrats to Johnny Adams, lot of hard work went into this acheivement, he will play at the next level.

    • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:


      • avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

        glad he came back for his senior year, hopefully Dennard doesn’t leave early

        • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

          Db’s don’t seem to leave early, do they? I think he’d want to prove his ability to cover better than he did this year. I mean his Soph year was a better year than this year, so he has to prove which player he really is, this year’s edition or last.

          • avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

            do you think so Marine? I thought Dennard had a breakout season this year, it actually started against GA last year in the Outback bowl.

  2. avatar GoSt8Go says:

    Congratulations to John Adams for the invite, and to Brian starting a new thread.

  3. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    As I often do, I put earth-shattering news on a thread that was about to be replaced, so for clarity: Cheese-it is not the Spartan Beat writer for the LSJ, Joe still is said beat writer. Cracker is just some random columnist with a bent small-is-best personality. His only comments on the Spartans are as a columnist, ergo it means absolutely nothing which is good for him because he has NO ACCESS to any of the Coaches. They have decided not to talk to him and necessitate the additional cost of bodyguards to prevent being stabbed in the back.

    • avatar spartan44duck says:

      Agreed. Joe writes 75% of the articles on green and white anyways. I only check LSJ for Solari or Calloway updates these days

    • avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

      I must admit to complete disclosure: My Broncos (2nd post graduate degree) are playing the Dukes at DU in a game to be televised nationally by NBC Sports Network @1900R.

  4. avatar The Tanner says:

    J. Ad get accolade baby !!!

    Lincicum play Hula bowl baby !!!

    Cousin go on to pros baby !!!

    The Tanner brings the goods baby !!!

  5. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    scoring 8 points in the last 7:33 says the women have some of the same issues the men do.

  6. avatar '89 Chemistry says:

    Are those career tackles for Nwagbuo, or a typo? 311 in a college season would be phenomenal for anyone at any position. And a DT making that many tackles on a 4-8 team makes no sense whatsoever.

  7. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Next Spartans Opponent update:

    Tx beat Roy’s Boy Toys last night @Tx, and looked bad doing it. If you think the Spartans turn it over, those 2 teams turned it over a combined 31 times. Tx has a Nix clone (weighs more – like the Miami kid), a BG point guard clone, and some other nice pieces. The Nicotines lost because they couldn’t make bunnies (sounds familiar) and they had 5 more turnovers. The real telling non-statistic was the lack of ability for either to stop the ball AND both teams reliance on the 3 – even when all they had to do was take it to the basket. Some were good choices, but mostly they just hoisted them up. Rebounding is was all done by athleticism, not technique. If we play well, 2nd half BG D combined with KU O, we should be just fine.

    PS: I can’t believe UNC is still ranked – Paris Hilton mentality strikes again – the media and “coaches” are just not collectively good judges of college sports.

    • avatar MSU Owns Denard says:

      speaking of paris. # 2 in the nation? let’s see, they’ve only played one ranked team, # 25 NC State, who probably shouldn’t be ranked either, now they get emu and cmu, then open up with patsies nw and iowa, delooney is working his magic again

      • avatar G&W75 says:

        Spoke w/ my BIL last night, who has had um bball season tix for 30 yrs, and he said that he doesn’t think they should be in the top 10. But he’s enjoying their season this year since they are actually scoring as a team. At this point they are def overrated.

  8. avatar hatrack says:

    Nice of Jabari to make his decision prior to the impending Mayan apocalypse imo.

  9. avatar The Tanner says:

    Kareem Jabbar make announce baby !!!

    Stroh’s Center get mad baby !!!

    Tommy go up against K baby !!!

    The Tanner brings the goods baby !!!

  10. avatar USMCSpartan(Ret.) says:

    Cheese-it just demonstrated why he got fired as the beat writer for MSU sports:

    His “quote” from Coach Dantonio:

    Dantonio: Just because you don’t win every football game doesn’t mean your program isn’t growing.

    Chris’s take on the say sentence:

    Dantonio: “Just because you don’t win every single football game doesn’t mean you aren’t seeing program grown. Our program is growing.”

    The quotes are Chris’s, so Cracker puts a negative spin on the quote when he tweets it and implies Coach Dantonio is some illiterate boob.

    LSJ, just get rid of Grahm Couch completely. He is a herpes sore on the mouth of your newspaper.

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