Joe Adams (quarterback)

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Joe "747" Adams
No. 7
Born: (1958-04-05) April 5, 1958 (age 63)
Career information
CFL status American
Position(s) QB
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
College Tennessee State
NFL draft 1981 / Round: 12 / Pick: 322
Drafted by San Francisco 49ers
Career history
As player
1981 San Francisco 49ers*
19821983 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1983 Toronto Argonauts
1984 Ottawa Rough Riders
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Joe "747" Adams (born April 5, 1958) is a former Canadian football quarterback who played three seasons in the Canadian Football League with the Saskatchewan Roughriders, Toronto Argonauts and Ottawa Rough Riders during 1982 to 1984. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the twelfth round of the 1981 NFL Draft, but remained a practice squad member during his one year with the team. [1] He played college football at Tennessee State University. [2] Adams garnered the nickname "747" in reference to the Boeing 747 aircraft. [3]

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References

  1. Maher, Tod; Gill, Bob (2013). The Canadian Pro Football Encyclopedia: Every Player, Coach and Game, 1946–2012. Maher Sports Media. p. 140. ISBN   978-0983513667.
  2. "1981 NFL Draft". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 29, 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "100 Moments: "747" Lights Up the Skies". tsutigers.com. August 24, 2012. Archived from the original on December 4, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)