Jamal Adams rocketed to fame after he signed a four-year extension with the Seahawks valued at $72 million, with a $20 million signing bonus and $38 million guaranteed, making him the highest paid safety in the NFL in 2021.
But did you know that the American football safety for the Seattle Seahawks is not the only NFL player in his family?
It turns out sporting ability runs in the NFL player’s blood, as Jamal is the son of former Lafayette and University of Kentucky football star George Wallace Adams.
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Who are Jamal Adams parents?
Jamal Lee Adams was born on October 17, 1995 in Lewisville, Texas, to George and Michelle Adams.
The couple have two children, a daughter named Janelle Yvette Adams and a son named Jamal Lee Adams.
George Adams: A Former NFL Running Back
George Adams was a running back who played in the NFL from 1985 to 1991.
He was drafted by the New York Giants with the 19th overall pick in the 1985 NFL Draft.
Adams had a promising start to his career, rushing for 1,050 yards and six touchdowns in his rookie season.
However, he suffered a devastating hip injury in 1986 that prematurely ended his career.
The retired NFL player pointed out that he didn’t want his son to play “on that side of the ball,” referring to the offensive team, because of his hip replacements. George said:
“I’m still in pain every day. You can see one of my legs is shorter than the other. I didn’t want him to take licks; I wanted him to give the licks.”
Despite his short NFL career, George Adams has had a major impact on his son’s life.
He instilled in Jamal a love of football and a competitive drive.
Michelle Adams: Jamal Adams mother
Jamal Adams mother, Michelle Adams used to model as a young woman in Yonkers, New York.
Michelle was formerly known as Michelle Yvette Wells before her marriage.
Mrs. Adams has always been there for her son, Jamal.
She has supported him through thick and thin, from his youth football days to his NFL career.