Adams wasn't even the best runner in his own backfield in 1980, as the junior played sidekick to the record-breaking Fred Sims. His talent was obvious, though, as the 5-foot 6-inch Adams proved to be a great change-of-pace option, especially with defenses focusing on Sims. He also dominated in special teams and earned himself a spot on the All-City team as a kick returner. Once he finally got his starring role as a senior, Adams rushed for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns on 157 carries to lead the city in rushing. He was named one of the Tucson Citizen's Players of the Year and went on to play at the UA. The undersized Adams (165 pounds) continued to prove doubters wrong. He was second team All-Pac-10 as a sophomore kick returner and then led the conference with 1,175 yards and seven touchdowns in 1986 to become a first team All-Pac-10 selection. "Sweet D" sits seventh all-time in Wildcat history and has the most yards of any Tucson collegian with 2,571 (600 carries). Adams was a 12th-round pick by the Indianapolis Colts in 1987, but only saw time as a replacement for the Dallas Cowboys during the players strike in 1987. He scored one touchdown in his three-game career.