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  • Three-year varsity letterwinner at Central Catholic High School
  • High school teammate of fellow freshman Kurt Hinish
  • Registered 84 tackles, 5.5 sacks, two fumble recoveries and one interception as a senior in 2016
  • Also rushed for 162 yards and five TDs
  • Led Central Catholic to a 14-2 record and reach the 2016 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class-AAAAAA state championship game
  • Recorded 76 tackles, 3.5 sacks and one fumble recovery as a junior in 2015
  • Holds the Central Catholic career record for tackles
  • Helped Central Catholic to a 15-1 mark and 2015 Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association Class-AAAA state championship
  • Named 2016 American Family Insurance First Team ALL-USA Pennsylvania
  • Named 2016 First Team Pennsylvania Football Writers All-State
  • One of five finalists for the 2016 Class AAAA through AAAAAA Mr. PA Football Award
  • 2016 Pennsylvania Football News Class AAAAAA Defensive Player of the Year
  • Named to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Fabulous 22
  • Selected to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review Terrific 25
  • 2016 All-EPA/WPA All-State Super 25 Class 6A Team
  • No. 88-ranked overall player and No. 4 inside linebacker by
  • No. 230-ranked overall player and No. 9 inside linebacker
  • No. 218-ranked overall player and No. 9 inside linebacker by
  • No. 18-ranked inside linebacker by
  • Pennsylvania's No. 4-ranked player by, No. 7-ranked player by 247Sports, No. 7-ranked player by ESPN and No. 8-ranked player by Rivals
  • No. 138-ranked overall player and No. 16-ranked linebacker by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report
  • Four-star member of the PrepStar Top 300 Dream Team, ranked as the No. 156 player in the class of 2017 and the No. 5 inside linebacker
  • Played for coach Terry Totten at Central Catholic High School
  • Selected to participate in the 2016 Under Armour All-American Game in St. Petersburg, Florida
  • Enrolled in First Year of Studies

    David Adams
    David  Adams


    Pittsburgh, PA

    High School:
    Central Catholic

    Height / Weight:
    6-3/4 / 222


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