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Davante Adams

American football wide receiver

Davante Adams
American football wide receiver

Davante Adams is a former Green Bay Packers wide receiver. Adams is the first player in NFL history to have at least 10 catches for 150 yards in each of his last three games.

Early Life and Education

Pamela Brown and Douglas Adams’ son Davante Lavell Adams, also known as Davante Adams, was born in Redwood City, California. In addition to his parents, Adams has three siblings: two sisters and a brother.

In his fourth-grade writings, he expressed his desire to play in the NBA or the NFL, which is now remarkably true.

Similar to this, he played football while in high school, and as a senior, he guided his squad to the CIF state championship.

 

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College

Davante attended California State University, Fresno after finishing high school, where he played football for the Fresno State Bulldogs.

Adams played just one season for head coach Pat Hill after redshirting as a freshman. Tim DeRuyter was subsequently hired as their new head coach.

Age, Height, and Body Measurements

The football player was born in 1992, making him 29 years old at the time of writing.

Similarly, Adams was born on December 24, making his zodiac sign Capricorn. And, based on what we know, they are known for their talent, determination, and bravery.

In terms of appearance, Davante has chocolate brown skin, an oval face, and large lips. Not to mention that he has black dreadlocks and blue eyes.

Professional Career

In the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Adams with the 53rd overall pick. On June 12, they reached an agreement, and Adams was selected as the ninth wide receiver.

In his first game, Adams made his professional debut against the Seattle Seahawks.

Adams was the Packers’ third-leading receiver during his time there, and Aaron Rodgers helped him score his first NFL touchdown against the Minnesota Vikings.

Immediately after Davante’s first individual best, seven receptions versus the New Orleans Saints.

Adams finished his rookie season with 446 receiving yards and three touchdowns. Additionally, during the playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys, Adams set a rookie record for receiving yards.

 

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Adams was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week that season after leading the Packers to a season-high 156 yards.

Remaining Season

In 2017, Adam’s 10-reception performance came against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Overall, Adams had 74 receptions for 885 yards and 10 touchdowns. He also extended his contract for four more years for $58 million.

Adams later got into a car accident, but he kept up his good play. He had a career-high 166 yards on 10 receptions in a Week 11 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.

Adams continued to play until the season’s final game despite having a knee injury. He had 111 receptions for 133 yards as a result.

 

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Before suffering a turf toe injury later in the season, Davante had another career-high 180 receiving yards on 10 receptions.

Adams missed the first four games but played in Week 9 to make up for it. In addition, he scored his first-season touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers.

By the end of the season, Adams was the only Packer to have two games with at least 100 receiving yards.

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Davante Adams Injuries

Davante Adams has been injured numerous times during his playing career, causing him to miss several games. Adams sprained his ankle twice in 2015, forcing him to miss a few games.

Similarly, in 2016, the wide receiver sprained his MCL in the season finale and missed the Packers’ playoff game. Adams was injured while playing against the Chicago Bears in 2017.

To illustrate, Chicago Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan came flying in and unleashed a helmet-to-helmet hit on the receiver, causing Davante to suffer a concussion.

Danny later stated that the hit was not intentional and that he was simply trying to play. On the other hand, Trevathan was suspended for two games for his brutal hit.

Furthermore, three months later in the same season, Thomas Davis, a Carolina Panthers linebacker, concussed Adams, causing him to miss the final two games.

Furthermore, Adams missed four games in the 2019 season after suffering a turf toe while playing against the Philadelphia Eagles.

Similarly, he missed the final two games of the 2020 season due to a “slight” hamstring strain.

 Awards

  • 3× Pro Bowl (2017–2019)
  • Paul Warfield Trophy (2013)
  • Second-team All-American (2013)
  • First-team All-MWC (2012, 2013)
  • MWC Freshman of the Year (2012)

Relationship Status|  Wife and Children

Davante Adams is happily married to Devanne Villarreal, his long-term girlfriend.

They started dating after their college reunion.

Devante Villareal earns $37,000 per year as an aesthetician. Adams proposed to her on July 6, 2017, during their Bahamas beach photoshoot, and she accepted.

 

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The couple married on June 2, 2018, in front of their closest teammates, including former NASCAR racer Danica Patrick, Aaron Rodgers, and Bryan Bulaga.

In front of family and friends, the couple married in Pebble Beach, California.

Devante dazzled in a white strapless gown, while Adams dazzled in a black tuxedo. Their venue was stunningly decorated with colorful lights and flowers.

Adams and Villareal welcomed their baby daughter, Deja Leigh Adams, on September 20, 2019.

 

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Net Worth and Salary

Media reports claim that Davante Adams is worth $25 million.

Adams also has a $58 million, four-year deal that includes a $30 million guarantee and an $18 million signing bonus.

Adams currently receives a salary of $14,500,000 per year.

He makes money from brand endorsements for Nike, Pepsi, Head & Shoulders, Associated Banc, and Jordan in addition to his athletic career.

Social Media Presence

Instagram handle: 977K followers

Twitter handle: 351.9K followers

FAQ’s

What is Davante Adams’ 40-yard dash time?

Although pre-draft projections ranked Adams as the top collegiate producer, he could only run a 4.56-second 40-yard dash.

Is Davante Adams a top-five receiver?

Davante Adams is not only a top-five touchdown receiver, but he is also a top-five receiver in receiving yards.

Overall, Davante led the NFL in receptions per game and receiving yards per game, with DeAndre Hopkins close behind.

What makes Davante Adams so special?

Davante Adams is a dominant man coverage player with excellent route-running skills and body control.

Quick Facts:

Full Name Davante Lavell Adams
Date of Birth December 24, 1992
Birth Place Redwood City, California
Nick Name Not available
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Age 29 Years Old
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 215 lb (98 kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Douglas Adams
Mother’s Name Pamela Brown
Siblings A brother and two sisters
Education Palo Alto High School
California State University, Fresno
Marital Status Married
Wife Devanne Villarreal
Kids Daija Leigh Adams
Profession Football Player
Jersey number #17 (Green Bay Packers)
Position Wide receiver
Affiliations Green Bay Packers (2014–present)
Active Years 2013-present
Net Worth $25 million
Social Media InstagramTwitter

 

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