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SirDarean Adams
SirDarean Adams

Hometown:
Bradenton, Fla.

High School:
Bayshore

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 230

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
12/25/1984

Experience:
4L


Finished his career playing 46 games with 29 starts . . . recorded 155 career tackles and seven interceptions . . . AS A SENIOR: Recorded 47 tackles in 11 games . . . had six starting assignments . . . had five tackles vs. Bowling Green . . . registered six tackles vs. Pitt, including a tackle for loss . . . recorded five tackles at Notre Dame and had a pass break-up . . . tallied a season-best eight tackles at Wisconsin . . . registered six tackles vs. Northwestern . . . recorded five tackles vs. Indiana, including two for losses that totaled 19 yards . . . scored the second touchdown of his career in Ohio State game, running back a fumble return 25 yards in the third quarter to cut the lead to 24-14 . . . became the first player since 2001 (Duron Bryan vs. Michigan) to record two interceptions in one game vs. Purdue . . . both of the interceptions came in the second quarter . . . he returned the first pick 38 yards to the Purdue 4-yard line to set up MSU's third TD of the day . . . he returned the second pick 37 yards with seven seconds remaining in the first half to set up Brett Swenson's field goal as time expired . . . tied a season-best with eight tackles vs. Penn State, including a 6-yard tackle for loss . . . AS A JUNIOR: Started all 12 games in 2006, including seven at bandit and five at strong safety . . . his two interceptions tied Demond Williams for the team lead . . . finished third on the team in tackles for losses (6.5 for 25 yards) and pass break-ups (6) . . . recorded at least one tackle for loss in five games . . . ranked fourth on the team in tackles (46) and sixth in production points (57) . . . played his best all-around game at Indiana, producing six tackles (5-1) with 2.5 for losses (11 yards) including a 9-yardsack . . . his 38-yard interception return set up MSU's final touchdown against the Hoosiers . . . also made six stops (3-3) vs. Idaho, including one for a 6-yard loss . . . registered five tackles each vs. Illinois (2-3) and Minnesota (4-1) . . . AS A SOPHOMORE: Started all 11 games at the bandit position in 2005 . . . led the team in tackles for losses (5 for 29 yards) and interceptions (3 for 54 yards) while ranking fourth in total tackles (60) and production points (86) . . . finished off the regular-season with five tackles vs. Penn State and six stops vs. Minnesota . . . registered five solos hits, including an 8-yard sack, a pass breakup and forced a fumble vs. Purdue . . . made nine tackles vs. Michigan, and his 14-yard interception return to the Wolverine 17 early in the third quarter set up the game-tying field goal (24-24) . . . produced a team-best seven tackles vs. Illinois, including one for a 4-yard loss . . . returned his first career interception 30 yards for a touchdown at Notre Dame as the Spartans built a 31-17 lead early in the third quarter . . . recorded a career-best 12 tackles (10 solos, 2 assists), including two for losses (14 yards), vs. Hawaii . . . also posted his first career sack (10 yards) midway through the third quarter vs. the Warriors . . . compiled 58 production points on special teams . . . AS A FRESHMAN: Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2004, working primarily on special teams . . . ranked No. 10 on the special teams leaderboard with 88 production points . . . credited with two tackles, including an assist vs. Hawaii and a solo hit vs. Minnesota . . . blocked a 24-yard field-goal attempt by Rutgers' Jeremy Ito in the second quarter of the season opener . . . HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Prep Football Report All-American as selected by Tom Lemming . . . rated among the nation's top 10 safeties by Lemming (No. 8) . . . ranked among the nation's top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 11) . . . listed among the Southeast's top 50 prospects by Lemming (No. 40) . . . played quarterback, tailback, linebacker and defensive back for Coach Raymond Woodie at Bayshore High School in Bradenton, Fla. . . . completed 40-of-65 passes (.615) for 703 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior while leading the Bruins to their first-ever district championship and an 11-2 record . . . rushed for 975 yards and 15 TDs in 2003 . . . threw for 1,400 yards and 15 TDs as a junior . . . gained 500 yards and scored eight rushing TDs in 2002 . . . averaged 19.3 points and 14.1 rebounds as a shooting guard in 2002-03 . . . qualified for the 2003 state track meet in the 100 meters (10.5 personal best) . . . nicknamed "CD" by his teammates . . . runs 4.42 in the 40 . . . son of Annie Adams . . . born Dec. 25, 1984 . . . majoring in sociology.