Julius Adams, American football player, Died at 67


Julius Adams was born on April 26, 1948, and died on March 24, 2016.

He was a defensive lineman in the NFL.

Throughout his entire career, he played for the New England Patriots.

Julius was the father of former NFL player, Keith Adams.

He served as a four-year starter at Texas Southern where he was twice tabbed All-conference in 1968 and 1970.

He played in the College Football All-Star game in Chicago prior to his rookie season in the NFL.

Adams was drafted in the 2nd round of the 1971 NFL Draft.

Julius Adams started out as a rookie and was chosen to the UPI All-Rookie team in 1971.

He was Patriots’ leading sacker with 7½ in 1974 and was named as one of the NFL’s top defensive linemen by Pro QB Magazine.

The following year he missed five games due to a foot injury.

In 1976, Adams was the team’s top tackler at 47 among the defensive linemen, and also had six sacks and 12 QB pressures.

Julius Adams started 14 games in 1977 and had 9½ sacks, including a career-high 4½ against the Falcons (12-4-77) in front of his hometown fans.

In that season, Adam ended with 43 tackles.

For a next time, Adams was again the top tackler among Patriots’ defensive linemen in 1983 with a total of 83 tackles and he also finished second on the team in QB sacks with eight and third with seven QB pressures.

Julius Adams made 34 tackles and four sacks, seven QB pressures and one pass deflection in playing, in 1984.

Julius Adams passed away at 67 yrs old.