2016 NFL Draft
UCLA Football BIO
Ishmael Adams
Player Profile:
Ishmael Adams 1263832
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 180
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Woodland Hills, Calif.
High School: Oaks Christian
Experience: 1 Letter

2015 - Appeared in 10 games and made 8 starts ... Credited with four pass breakups and two interceptions ... Returned an interception against Colorado 96 yards for a touchdown ... Returned an interception return for a score, one shy of all-time school leader Alterraun Verner, 2006-2009, who now plays with the Tampa Bay Bucs ... Had a high of six tackles in win over Cal… Named to the UCLA Athletic Director’s Honor Roll for the winter quarter.


2014 - Starter in all 13 games ... Returned both of his interceptions for touchdowns to tie the school record for a single season ... Returned the first 20 yards at Virginia and the second 95 yards at Arizona State ... Also had a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the game at ASU ... Tenth on the team with 41 tackles ... Recorded a season-high of seven tackles in games vs. Memphis and at Colorado ... Had four pass break ups on the season ... Returned 21 punts for a 9.2 average, 26th in the nation ... Returned 26 kickoffs for a 22.7-yard average, ninth in Pac-12.

2013 - Starter in all 13 games ... Led the team with four interceptions, a total which ranked 55th in the nation and tied for 11th in the Pac-12 ... Seventh on the team in tackles (61) ... Took over kick return duties late in the season ... Returned 10 kickoffs for a 35.0 yard average ... Had two punt returns for a 24.5 yard mark ... Named Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week after he totaled 234 return yards vs. Arizona State, including a 58-yard kickoff return and a 49-yard punt return ... Had eight games with at least five tackles.

2012 -
Saw action in the first two games of the season before sitting out the balance of the season due to injury ... Appeared in the secondary and on special teams ... Was credited with one tackle in the opener at Rice.

Played at Westlake Village, CA Oaks Christian HS for coach Bill Redell ... Ranked the No. 7 cornerback in the nation by scout.com and a four-star recruit ... No. 117 prospect in the nation, No. 10 cornerback and the No. 20 recruit in California according to rivals.com ... Rated the No. 10 cornerback in the nation and the No. 14 player in California by ESPN and a four-star recruit ... Selected for the U.S. Army All-American Bowl (made an interception) ... As a senior, he carried 89 times for 717 yards and nine touchdowns ... He caught 29 passes for 476 yards and four touchdowns ... Credited with 34 tackles, one sack and two interceptions ... Returned six punts for a 13.3 yard average and three kickoffs for a 22.0 yard average ... Named All-CIF Northern Division at defensive back ... Rated No. 9 defensive back in the nation, No. 11 player in CA/NV/HI region and a Super Prep All-American ... Tom Lemming All-American ... Named to All-Ventura County team .... All-Southland selection by Los Angeles Times and Daily News ... As a junior, he had 52 tackles and four interceptions, two of which were returned for touchdowns ... Rushed for 1,006 yards and scored 11 touchdowns ... Made 13 receptions for 194 yards and two touchdowns ... Also lettered in track and field (100m, 4 x100 relay, long jump, 4 x 400 relay, 200m) and basketball.

Full Name: Ishmael Lee Adams ... Born in Inglewood, CA... Parents: Stefon and Febe Adams ... Dad was drafted in the third round of the 1985 NFL Draft and played defensive back (1986-90) with the Raiders, Browns and Dolphins ... Has one brother, Blake, who plays football at Tennessee Tech ... Lists his biggest thrills in sports as playing in the Army All-American Game and winning the state 4 x 100 relay team ... Lists Kobe Bryant, Floyd Mayweather, Darrelle Revis and Michael Jordan as the athletes he admires the most ... Hobbies include watching movies, playing sports, competing and hanging out with friends ... Earned a spot on the UCLA Athletic Director's Honor Roll in Fall 2012 ... Interested in a career in dentistry.

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