The football player Gaines Adams passed away at age 26, way too young.
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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?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||26 years|
|Birthday||June 8, 1983|
|Death date||January 17, 2010|
|Place of death||Greenwood, South Carolina, United States|
|Place of burial||N/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."Gaines Adams
"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."Gaines Adams
"I'm a four-down guy. I can rush the passer and stop the run. I know I can be a difference-maker."Gaines Adams
"I love getting after that quarterback! That's my deal: sacking the quarterback."Gaines Adams
"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."Gaines Adams