John Adams (running back)

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John Adams
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Position: Fullback
Personal information
Born:(1937-11-28)November 28, 1937
San Diego, California
Died:August 8, 1995(1995-08-08) (aged 57)
Helendale, California
Career information
College: Los Angeles State
NFL Draft: 1959  / Round: 5 / Pick: 57
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing att–yards:41–99
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John Albert Adams [1] (November 28, 1937 – August 8, 1995) [1] [2] was a professional American football fullback in the National Football League. He played for five seasons for the Chicago Bears (1959–1962) and the Los Angeles Rams (1963). Adams was a fifth round selection (57th overall pick) of the Bears in the 1959 NFL Draft out of California State University, Los Angeles. [3]

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  3. "1959 NFL Draft". Retrieved 2009-03-19.