Gaines Adams’ Death – What Happened?

Gaines Adams Death

The football player Gaines Adams passed away at age 26, way too young.

Biography - A Short Wiki

Highly recruited defensive end drafted fourth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who tragically died unexpectedly from an undetected heart condition.

He was an unanimous first-team All-American at Clemson University.

He was traded from the Buccaneers to the Bears during the 2009 season.

How did Gaines Adams die?

Information about the death of Gaines Adams
Cause of deathN/A
Age of death26 years
ProfessionFootball Player
BirthdayJune 8, 1983
Death dateJanuary 17, 2010
Place of deathGreenwood, South Carolina, United States
Place of burialN/A


"Coach Morris wasn't too hard on me, not at all. Being drafted where I was at, there were high expectations for me. I still have high expectations for myself."

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"Julius Peppers is a beast, man. I don't know how many pounds he outweighs me by... I still try to do things like him to make my game better."

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"I'm a four-down guy. I can rush the passer and stop the run. I know I can be a difference-maker."

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"I love getting after that quarterback! That's my deal: sacking the quarterback."

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"I feel like by me putting on a couple more pounds will help my game tremendously. Putting on 10-15 pounds will help me stop the run better and be a more dominant pass rusher."

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