Photo Credit: UWG Athletics

Behind the Helmet: Tyrell Adams

Photo Credit: UWG Athletics
Photo Credit: UWG Athletics

“Success is only measured if one can accomplish goals they have set out to achieve,” states Tyrell Adams, a senior All-Conference linebacker here at the University of West Georgia. Adams has achieved a lot in his life so far and aspires to gain knowledge and skill on and off the field. Adams is a football player, but behind the helmet he is a young man with a generous heart and a thirst for success, both on and off the football field.

Adams, who plans on graduating this upcoming December with a degree in finance and accounting, has great expectations for his life after UWG.

“I want to become a financial advisor, accountant or something where I’m around younger people, so that I might influence them in a positive way, like a teacher or a coach.” said Adams.

The list of goals he would like to accomplish includes continuing his successful college football career at UWG.

“I was recruited out of Mays High School for the safety position, but was switched to a linebacker my freshman year,” said Adams. “My football career at UWG has grown over the years.”

Adams was named Gulf South Conference player of the week back in September. He racked up a total of 45 tackles this season and two forced fumbles in the first seven games of the 2014 football season. He had his best game of the season against Delta State, a team that was ranked nationally at the number nine spot.

“Another goal is to graduate college, another would be to put myself in a position to take care and give back to my mom, whether it be in my football career or school,” said Adams.

Adams’ mother has taken care and raised five young men. Adams is the second oldest son in the family, which has taught him to take responsibility; a trait he has carried with him to the field.

“Tyrell does a great job on the field, and he is a leader by example,” said Scott Symons, Defensive Coordinator for the Wolves, “Adams has made a name for himself and will continue to do so in his football career and life, said Symons. Adams will continue to be a successful on and off the field. He is setting himself up to becoming a great leader, and overall a good person in life.”



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