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Steelers select Adams in the seventh round

Keion AdamsLinebackerWestern Michigan6-2, 245Salisbury, N.C.Salisbury High School7th Round – 248th Overall


Appeared in 50 games at Western Michigan, posting 124 tackles (71 solo), 32.0 tackles for losses, 14.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries.

All-MAC second-team selection…led the defense in sacks with 7.5, to go along with 49 tackles (34 solo), 17 stops for losses and three forced fumbles in 13 games…his 17.0 tackles for losses led the MAC…posted at least one sack in five straight games from 9/17-10/15…recorded a season-best eight tackles vs. Georgia Southern (9/24)…had 2.0 sacks and a forced fumble vs. Toledo (11/25).* *

Started seven of 13 games played, leading the team in sacks (5.5) and ranking second in tackles for losses (10)…made three tackles, a sack and forced fumble vs. Murray State (9/19)…posted 2.5 tackles for losses and a season-best five tackles at Ohio (10/17)…along with a sack….recorded five tackles in two other games, vs. Ball State (11/5) and vs. Toledo (11/27).


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2014 SEASON**
Appeared in all 13 games (Three starts)…had three tackles, including one for a loss at Virginia Tech (9/27)…recorded a half-sack vs. Ohio (10/25).

Made collegiate debut at MSU (8/30)...set a personal-best with six tackles vs. Buffalo (10/12)…forced a fumble vs. Ball State (10/19), and a fumble recovery vs. CMU (11/16).                                

Member of the 2010 North Carolina State Championship team at Salisbury (Salisbury, N.C.) High School…earned Central Carolina Conference and regional championships along the way…tabbed All-CCC as well as All-Rowan County…three-sport athlete earning letters in football, baseball and track.

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