Virginia State’s Will Adams Signs Multi-Year Contract With Washington Commanders

By Sandy Davis


Washington, D.C.  – After a rookie camp tryout, Virginia State University’s Will Adams has signed a multi-year Undrafted Free Agent contract with the Washington Commanders. He will be on the team’s 90-man roster, which is trimmed to 53 and a 16-man practice squad at the end of training camp.

Following the 2022 NFL Draft, Adams immediately received rookie camp invitations from a host of NFL organizations such as the Atlanta Falcons and the Miami Dolphins.
After the final game of the 2021 football season, Will Adams started training for the first annual 2022 HBCU Combine. All his hard work paid off after he was deemed one of the top performers of the combine and even drew attention from popular NFL scouts such as Jim Nagy. The former Trojan posted a 4.57 in the 40-yard dash, 10-foot-3 broad jump, 40.5-inch vertical leap and 21 reps in the bench press. His vertical would have tied for the fourth highest of all players at the NFL Combine and the second highest among defensive backs. In addition, he would have been tied for third for reps on the bench press.

He then went on to participate in the first annual HBCU Legacy Bowl where top-talent from Division one and two institutions gathered to show off their intangibles and practice habits in front of NFL scouts as well as hundreds of thousands of fans as the event was live on NFL Network.
Accounting for 37 solo tackles in the 2021 which ranked him within the top-10 in the conference, Will Adams showed his knack for getting guy’s on the ground this past season as he was named to the All-CIAA first team as a defensive back. The hard-hitting safety was second on the team in total tackles (61) while also accounting for 1.5 tfl’s and an interception. The Richmond, VA native had two games this season where he ended with double-digit tackles. The 37 solo tackles placed Adams ninth in the defensive driven CIAA.

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