Matthew Adams
Matthew  Adams


Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Hightower HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 237


• 2017 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Second Team
• 2016-17 American All-Academic Team

Started nine of 11 games he appeared in ... second on the team with 88 total tackles ... one of two Cougars with both a forced fumble and fumble recovery in 2017 ... led Houston with 12 tackles including two for a loss and one sack along with one pass breakup vs. Fresno State in the Hawaii Bowl ... tallied six tackles in win over Navy (Nov. 24) ... had six tackles at Tulane (Nov. 18) ... tallied three tackles in win vs. ECU (Nov. 4) ... had four tackles in win at No. 17 USF (Oct. 28) ... missed the Memphis game due to injury ... tallied nine tackles at Tulsa (Oct. 14) ... had five tackels and a 0.5 sack in win over SMU (Oct. 7) ... led Cougars with nine tackles and had a forced fumble in win at Temple (Sept. 30) ... notched a career-high 15 tackles vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 23) ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss ... led Houston with 11 tackles in win over Rice (Sept. 16) ... also tallied 2.0 tackles for loss and recovered a fumble ... made first start in season opener at Arizona (Sept.9) ... had eight tackles and a 0.5 tackle for loss in 19-16 win.

Started every game he played in for Houston (11) ... led the team with 82 tackles and in solo tackles with 57 ... had a team-best three double-digit tackle games ... racked up 7.5 tackles for loss and two sacks ... had a game-high 12 tackles vs. San Diego State in the Las Vegas Bowl ... led the Cougars with 10 tackles at Memphis ... tallied five tackles, a sack and a tackle for loss in a home win over No. 3 Louisville ... had six tackles in a home win vs. Tulane ... tallied six tackles and a fumble recovery, the first of his career, in a road loss at SMU ... had seven tackles in a win over Tulsa ... led Houston with 12 tackles and two tackles for loss in a road loss at Navy ... had four tackles, a sack for a loss of six yards, a forced fumble in a win at Texas State ... tallied nine tackles and a 0.5 tackle for loss in a road win at Cincinnati ... had two tackles, both for loss in a win over Lamar ... finished with nine tackles, one for a loss and a forced fumble in a win over No. 3 Oklahoma.

Appeared in 13 games while making three starts ... was eighth on the team with 49 tackles ... second on the team with nine special teams tackles, all coming on kickoff coverage ... finished the year with five tackles including one sack in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl win over Florida State ... led Houston with a career-high 11 tackles in win over Navy ... had 10 tackles and a quarterback hurry at UConn ... tallied seven tackles and a half tackle for loss in win over Memphis ... tallied three tackles in win over Cincinnati ... had three tackles in win vs. Vanderbilt ... recorded three tackles and a sack for a loss of six yards in win at UCF ... tallied two tackles in a win at Tulane ... recorded three tackles including two solo and one assist vs. Tennessee Tech.

One of four true freshmen to see action in all 13 games in the 2014 season ... started at linebacker and recorded five tackles for the Cougars in Houston’s comeback victory in the Armed Forces Bowl ... made two starts vs. USF and Tulane at linebacker ... totaled 35 tackles, including 4.5 for a loss of 19 yards ... had two sacks, which ranked 10th in the league, for a loss of 13 yards ... registered four tackles at Cincinnati ... forced a fumble, recorded four tackles, including a sack for a loss of six yards in win at SMU ... tallied a career-high 11 tackles and 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Tulane ... recorded his first career sack for a loss of seven yards at BYU ... appeared as a true freshman vs. UTSA as one of just four true freshmen to make an appearance in the season opener.

High School:
Three-star recruit by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports ... No. 68 outside linebacker by ESPN ... ranked the No. 69 outside linebacker by Scout ... named to the Houston Chronicle’s Top 100 ... named the 2013 District 23-5A Defensive Player of the Year ... named his team’s Overall MVP and Defensive MVP as a senior ... named to VYPE Magazine’s 2014 Houston Hot 100 ... named to the Houston Touchdown’s Club 2013 Preseason All-Greater Houston Team ... named to the District 23-5A First Team as both a junior and a senior ... also named to the 2013 District 23-5A All-Academic Team ... had 96 tackles, including 18 for loss, six forced fumbles and four interceptions as a senior ... also a member of Hightower’s basketball program.

Majoring in Kinesiology Sports Administration.

Matthew Adams' Career Bests:
Tackles: 15, Texas Tech (2017)
Fumbles Forced: 1, 5x, last at Temple (2017)
Fumble Recovery: 1, at SMU (2016)
Sacks: 1.0, 7x, last vs. Fresno State (2017)
Tackles for loss: 2.5, Tulane (2014)
QBH: 1, 3x, last vs. Lamar (2016)

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