Adrian Amos

Adrian Gerald Amos, Jr. (born April 29, 1993) is an American football safety for the Green Bay Packers in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Penn State.

Adrian Amos
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Adrian Amos in 2018
No. 31 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born:April 29, 1993 (age 25)
Baltimore, Maryland
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:214 lb (97 kg)
Career information
High school:Calvert Hall
(Towson, Maryland)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:2015 / Round: 5 / Pick: 142
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:274
Sacks:2.0
Forced fumbles:3
Pass deflections:18
Interceptions:3
Defensive touchdowns:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Early years

Amos attended Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, Maryland. He was rated by Rivals.com as a three-star recruit.[1] He originally committed to play college football at the University of Connecticut.[2]

College career

Amos played at Penn State from 2011 to 2014. As a true freshman, he played in all 13 games as a cornerback and on special teams. He recorded seven tackles and an interception. As a sophomore in 2012, Amos started all 12 games and recorded 44 tackles and two interceptions. As a junior in 2013, Amos again started all 12 games, splitting time between cornerback and safety. He finished the year with 50 tackles, one interception and 2.5 sacks. As a senior, he again started all 13 games, recording 42 tackles and three interceptions.[3][4][5]

Professional career

On November 10, 2014, the Senior Bowl announced that Amos had accepted their invitation to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl. Prior to the Senior Bowl and combine, Amos was projected to be a fourth or fifth round pick and was ranked as the sixth best free safety prospect by NFLDraftScout.com.[6] On January 24, 2015, Amos attended the Senior Bowl and recorded two solo tackles to help the North defeat the South 34–13.[7] Amos attended the NFL combine and performed well, completing almost all of the combine drills, but chose to skip the bench press. His 40-yard dash time of 4.39s ranked seventh among all safeties and his 4.03s time in the three-cone drill ranked second amongst his position.[8] He also finished in the top twenty among safeties at the combine in the 20-yard short shuttle and the 60-yard shuttle. On March 19, 2015, Amos opted to participate at Penn State's pro day, along with Mike Hull, Donovan Smith, Jesse James, Sam Ficken, Miles Dieffenbach, Deion Barnes, and three other teammates. He decided to perform the bench press, 40-yard dash, and positional drills for the team representatives and scouts from 19 NFL teams in attendance. He had an impressive performance overall and decreased his time in the 40-yard dash from 4.56s at the combine to 4.37s and 4.40s.[9] Amos attended private visits or workouts for the Philadelphia Eagles and the Baltimore Ravens. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Amos was projected to be a second to fourth round pick by the majority of NFL draft experts and scouts. He was ranked the second best free safety prospect in the draft by NFLDraftScout.com and was ranked the 13th best safety by NFL analyst Charles Davis.[10][11]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
32 14 in
(0.82 m)
9 18 in
(0.23 m)
4.56 s 1.60 s 2.65 s 4.03 s 7.09 s 35 12 in
(0.90 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
21 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Penn State's Pro Day[12]

The Chicago Bears selected Amos in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft. The Bears previously acquired the pick by trading wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets.[13] He was the eighth safety selected during the draft in 2016 and only one of three Penn State players drafted in 2016, along with Donovan Smith (second round, 34th overall) and Jesse James (fifth round, 160th overall).

Chicago Bears

2015

On May 5, 2015, the Chicago Bears signed Amos to a four-year, $2.51 million contract with a signing bonus of $232,280.[14]

Throughout training camp, he competed with Brock Vereen and Sherrod Martin for the vacant free safety position left by the departure of Chris Conte during free agency.[15] Head coach John Fox named Amos the starting free safety over Vereen after he had an impressive performance in the Chicago Bears' preseason-opener against the Green Bay Packers. He began the season alongside Antrel Rolle, the team's starting strong safety.[16]

He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Bears' regular season-opener against the Green Bay Packers and recorded five solo tackles in a 31–23 loss. On November 22, 2015, Amos recorded seven solo tackles and made his first career sack on Denver Broncos' quarterback Brock Osweiler during a 17–15 loss.[17] The following game, he collected a season-high nine combined tackles in a 17–13 victory over the Packers on Thursday Night Football.[18] Amos started all 16 games in his rookie season and made 67 combined tackles (57 solo), two pass deflections, and a sack.[19][20] At the end of his rookie season, Amos was selected on Pro Football Writers All-Rookie Team along with defensive lineman Eddie Goldman.[21][22]

2016

He was in competition with rookie DeAndre Houston-Carson for the free safety position throughout training camp.[23] He was named the starting free safety to begin the 2016 season, opposite strong safety Harold Jones-Quartey.[24]

Amos started the Chicago Bears' season-opener against the Houston Texans and made five solo tackles during their 23–14 loss. On October 20, 2016, Amos recorded a season-high eight combined tackles in the Bears' 26–10 loss at the Green Bay Packers. After starting 27 consecutive games to start his career, Amos missed a Week 13 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers with a foot injury.[25] Amos finished the season with 65 combined tackles (57 solo) and five pass deflections in 15 games and 14 starts.[26] Pro Football Focus gave him a grade of 80.6 for the 2016 season.

On April 26, 2016, Amos, along with tight end Zach Miller, were awarded the Brian Piccolo Award.[27] Although the Chicago Bears finished 3–13, the defense finished seventh in passing defense and 15th in total defense. Amos failed to record an interception in his first two seasons and the Bears ranked 31st with only eight interceptions in 2016.[28]

2017

During the Bears' training camp, Amos competed with Chris Prosinski and rookie Eddie Jackson for his job as starting free safety. He was named the backup to Jackson to start the 2017 season.[28]

Amos played sparingly through the first three games and only logged 16 snaps on defense with no tackles.[29] Amos became the starting strong safety, opposite Eddie Jackson, for Week 4 after Quintin Demps suffered a fractured forearm the previous game against the Pittsburgh Steelers and was placed on injured reserve.[30] On September 28, 2017, Amos made his first start of the season and recorded eight combined tackles during a 45–13 loss at the Green Bay Packers. On October 15, 2017, he recorded eight combined tackles, deflected two passes, and intercepted his first career pass off a pass attempt by Joe Flacco, returning it for a 90-yard touchdown during the Bears' 27–24 overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens.[31] The interception he returned for a touchdown also marked the first touchdown of his career and came in the fourth quarter to put the Bears up 24–14.[32] During a Week 10 matchup against the Green Bay Packers, Amos tied his season-high of eight solo tackles in Chicago's 23–16 loss. Pro Football Focus gave Amos a grade of 92.3 through the first twelve games, which made him second amongst all safeties behind the Minnesota Vikings' safety Harrison Smith who was graded 94.2.[33] On January 6, 2018, Amos recorded a season-high eleven tackles in the season finale against the Minnesota Vikings.[34]

On January 4, 2018, Pro Football Focus named their 2017 All-Pro team, with Amos entered at safety along with Smith.[35] He finished the season with ten starts in thirteen games, recording 62 tackles, three passes defended, one interception, two forced fumbles (including a recovery), and a touchdown.

2018

On January 1, 2018, the Chicago Bears announced their decision to fire head coach John Fox after the Bears finished fourth in the NFC North with a 5–11 record.[36] On January 8, 2018, the Chicago Bears announced their decision to hire Kansas City Chiefs’ offensive coordinator Matt Nagy as their new head coach.[37] Head coach Matt Nagy elected to retain defensive coordinator Vic Fangio and also retained Amos and Eddie Jackson as the starting safety tandem.[38]

In Week 6, Amos collected a season-high nine combined tackles and broke up a pass during a 31–28 loss at the Miami Dolphins. On November 4, 2018, Amos recorded seven combined tackles, a season-high three pass deflections, one sack, and intercepted a pass by Bills’ quarterback Nathan Peterman during a 41–9 win at the Buffalo Bills in Week 9. In Week 11, Amos made three solo tackles, a pass deflection, and intercepted a pass attempt by Vikings’ quarterback Kirk Cousins as the Bears defeated the Minnesota Vikings 25–20.[39] Amos started in all 16 games in 2018 and recorded 73 combined tackles (59 solo), nine passes defended, two interceptions, two sacks, and one fumble recovery. He received an overall grade of 82.7 from Pro Football Focus in 2018, which ranked as the eighth highest grade among all safeties.[40]

Green Bay Packers

2019

On March 14, 2019, Amos signed a four-year, $37 million contract with the Green Bay Packers.[41]

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2012 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2012 Big Ten Conference football season was the 117th season for the Big Ten. The conference began its season on September 1, as each of the conference's teams began their respective 2012 season of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition. This was the league's second season with a divisional format and a championship game.

2012 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2012 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented the Pennsylvania State University in the 2012 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bill O'Brien in his first season and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania, US. It was a member of the Big Ten Conference and plays in the Leaders Division. Penn State was ineligible to play in a bowl game for the 2012 season due to sanctions imposed in wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

O'Brien was hired as Penn State's 15th head football coach, replacing Hall of Fame coach, Joe Paterno. He was introduced as the head coach at a press conference on January 7, 2012. The team added player names to the back of their jerseys to recognize the players who stayed with the program despite adversity, and also wore a blue ribbon to support child abuse victims.After losing its first two games, the Nittany Lions finished their season winning eight of their final 10 to finish with a record of eight wins and four losses (8–4). They were not eligible to participate in a bowl game despite their winning record.

2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2013 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Pennsylvania State University in the 2013 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was coached by Bill O'Brien and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. They were a member of the Big Ten Conference and its Leaders Division. Penn State was ineligible to play in a bowl game for the 2013 season, the second season of a four-year ban, due to NCAA sanctions imposed in the wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal.

Before the season, Penn State had an open competition to win the starting quarterback position; true freshman Christian Hackenberg won and started all 12 games for the Nittany Lions. Hackenberg headlined their recruiting class, which also featured tight end Adam Breneman. John Butler was named Penn State's new defensive coordinator upon the departure of Ted Roof. Most predicted Penn State would have a similar season to that of the 2012 team, which won eight games and lost four, but there was uncertainty, as injuries could decimate the team, which was already thin at many positions including offensive line and linebacker, while surprise performances from key players could lift them to success.

Penn State opened the season with two non-conference wins, but lost to the UCF Knights, who ultimately went on to a BCS bowl, the Fiesta, in their third game. Entering conference play, the Nittany Lions were 3–1, and in their first conference game they lost to Indiana before defeating Michigan in a quadruple-overtime thriller. They alternated losses and wins for the remainder of the season, losing to Ohio State, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and defeating Illinois, Purdue, and Wisconsin.

Despite the team never being ranked, several players earned national and conference recognition, headlined by wide receiver Allen Robinson, who was named the Big Ten Conference Receiver of the Year and earned first team all-conference and All-American honors before subsequently announcing he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft. Senior John Urschel, an offensive guard, won the William V. Campbell Trophy—sometimes referred to as the "academic Heisman". Hackenberg was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. Additionally, backup quarterback Tyler Ferguson, who lost the preseason quarterback competition to Hackenberg, announced his intent to transfer. Soon after the season, two coaches—Ron Vanderlinden and Charlie Fisher—left Penn State for undisclosed reasons, though there was speculation that O'Brien forced them out. A few weeks later, O'Brien accepted the head coaching position with the Houston Texans, leaving the Nittany Lions after two seasons. Early in 2014, the Nittany Lions hired James Franklin to replace O'Brien as head coach for the 2014 season.

2014 Big Ten Conference football season

The 2014 Big Ten Conference football season was the 119th season of college football play for the Big Ten Conference and was a part of the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The conference began its season on Thursday, August 28, as Minnesota and Rutgers opened their seasons. The remainder of the teams in the conference began their season on August 30.

This was the Big Ten's first season with 14 teams as Maryland and Rutgers joined the conference. It was also the first season with the two seven-team divisions; when Maryland and Rutgers joined, the conference reorganized its divisions on a pure geographic basis. The six schools in the Central Time Zone were joined by Purdue in the new West Division, with the other schools making up the East Division. Under the new setup, the only protected cross-division rivalry game will be Indiana–Purdue.Ohio State routed Wisconsin, 59–0, to win 2014 Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes then advanced to the first ever College Football Playoff where they defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game and then defeated Oregon in the 2015 College Football Playoff National Championship to claim their eighth national championship in school history.

For the first time in several years, the Big Ten finished the season with two consensus top-five teams. In addition to Ohio State's consensus national title, Michigan State finished the season as the consensus #5 team in the nation.

2014 Penn State Nittany Lions football team

The 2014 Penn State Nittany Lions football team represented Pennsylvania State University in the 2014 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The team was led by first year head-coach James Franklin and played its home games in Beaver Stadium in University Park, Pennsylvania. It was a member of the Big Ten Conference and played in the newly organized East Division. Penn State was ineligible to play in a bowl game due to NCAA sanctions imposed in wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal. However, on September 8, 2014, the NCAA announced that Penn State would again be eligible for post-season games, effective immediately. Penn State had a 7–6 overall record for the season with a 2–6 conference mark, placing sixth in the Big Ten East Division. The Nittany Lions concluded the season with a victory in the Pinstripe Bowl over Boston College.

2014 Pinstripe Bowl

The 2014 Pinstripe Bowl was an American college football bowl game that was played on December 27, 2014 at Yankee Stadium in the New York City borough of the Bronx. The fifth annual Pinstripe Bowl, it was one of the 2014–15 bowl games that concluded the 2014 FBS football season. The game featured the Penn State Nittany Lions, representing the Big Ten Conference and playing their first bowl game since 2011 as a result of sanctions imposed in the wake of the Penn State child sex abuse scandal, and the Boston College Eagles, representing the Atlantic Coast Conference. The game was sponsored by the New Era Cap Company and was officially known as the New Era Pinstripe Bowl.

Pre-game buildup focused on the teams' respective exceptional defenses, especially the matchup between Boston College's ostensibly strong rushing attack and Penn State's top-ranked rushing defense; the game was expected to be won "in the trenches". Penn State's "anemic" offense sought to finally reach its potential with a strong performance from sophomore quarterback Christian Hackenberg. The other recurring note in pre-game coverage was the juxtaposition between the squads' special teams, specifically kicking. Boston College struggled all year long in that facet of the game, employing a trio of kickers, none of whom was particularly strong or accurate, whereas Penn State's kicking game was anchored by senior Sam Ficken, one of the best kickers in the Big Ten Conference.

Penn State scored first when Hackenberg connected with a receiver for a 70-yard touchdown, but after an ill-fated onside kick attempt, Boston College capitalized on their excellent field position and tied the game back at seven. No scoring occurred in the second quarter, as both defenses entrenched themselves, forcing teams to trade punts. In the third quarter, Boston College scored two touchdowns to take a 14-point lead before Penn State struck back as time expired in that quarter, cutting the Eagles' lead to seven entering the fourth quarter. Penn State tied the game in the middle of the fourth when Hackenberg threw his third touchdown pass of the day, and each team added one more field goal, making the game tied at 24 at the conclusion of regulation. In overtime, Boston College struck first with a quick touchdown pass, but kicker Mike Knoll missed the extra point, so when Penn State responded with a touchdown of their own and Ficken made the extra point, the Lions won by one point, 31–30.

2016 Chicago Bears season

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The Bears looked to improve upon their 6–10 record from 2015; however, they suffered a second consecutive 0–3 start and were plagued by injuries with an NFL-high 19 players on the injured reserve list by the end of the season. Multiple injuries to quarterback Jay Cutler resulted in backups Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley playing much of the season. They finished with a 3–13 record, the worst record for the team since the NFL's move to 16-game seasons in 1978. The Bears also went 0–8 on the road for the first time in franchise history. After the season, Cutler was released, and initially announced his retirement from the NFL, but he later signed with the Miami Dolphins.

2019 Chicago Bears season

The 2019 Chicago Bears season will be the franchise's 100th season in the National Football League, as well as the second under head coach Matt Nagy. They will attempt to improve on their 12–4 record in 2018 following a loss to the Eagles in the wild card round.

2019 Green Bay Packers season

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2019 NFL season

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