In life, you should make the best of every opportunity. That is what Andrew Adams did during his rookie campaign with the New York Giants during the 2016 season.
Adams was called up from the practice squad to the main roster after an injury took down fellow rookie Darian Thompson. During his rookie season, the Georgia native recorded one interception, five pass deflections and recorded forty-six total tackles in 14 games.
Randy Zellea of Back Sports Page spoke with Adams about his rookie campaign, the new season, the special charity softball game he was a part of in June and much more.
Q: How important is it for Athletes to be involved with the Community?
A: Its huge being able to have this platform and stage while being a professional athlete. Kids look up to us and we have a big influence in their lives. We should make sure we set the example and make a positive impact in their lives every day.
Q: Have you considered doing charity events or camps during the offseason?
A: I am going to have my first football camp during next offseason. I am going to run the camp closer to home but eventually host one here in New York once we grow the audience. Once that happens we will be glad to branch out.
Q: The defense seems to be very tight knit group. During the charity softball game in June you could see that the guys all enjoy being around each other. How does that translate on the field?
A: It was a great being able to be there to support your teammates and can bond with them outside the facility. Events like this helps build relationships on and off the field which is very important in this game. If you trust a person off the field then there is a very strong chance you will be able to trust them to do their job on the field.
Q: What is the mentality and expectation level for the defensive side of the ball for the upcoming season?
A: Our mentality is to be the best. We are not into predictions, we are just into preparing. That is our mentality right now we are training to be the best. We have guys who been together for a few years now and that helps as we all play off each other and have confidence in one another. Our goal is to be the number one defense and the best we could be out there.
Q: You are now in your second year, what are your personal goals going in to your sophomore season?
A: Yeah, I have one year under my belt and my goal is to contribute to this team as best as I possibly can in any aspect. Whatever they need me to be I will be there to contribute. It does not matter if I am a starter, back-up, special teams, etc. If I am on the field I expect myself to produce and do the best job possible at a highest level of my ability.
Q: Looking back now, how much fun did you have at the Celebrity Softball Game? Seemed like you stole the show!
A: It was fun as it bought back a lot of memories for me. I had a great time and a I had lot of experience playing baseball. The night itself was for a great cause as it helped the Jay Fund. I was happy to be a part of it and bring some entertainment to the night. I look forward to helping the cause next year. It was an honor to be a part of it such a fun night.
Q: What is your favorite type of Charity Events?
A: I would say any event where you could interact with young kids. I think it’s great when you could sit with them and pick their brain and kind of guide them in the right direction. We have the ability to help them by spreading some knowledge and create opportunities for them
Q: What do you like to do on your down time?
A: I like to hang out with family. I also like watching the show Martin and Fresh Prince. Video game wise I do play Madden Football and Call of Duty. After college, I slowed down on the video games though. I got a little busy.
Q: Where could people find you on Social Media?
A: They could follow me on Twitter and Instagram at Andrew_admas33. It is worth the follow