Anthony “Spice” Adams (born June 18, 1980 in Detroit, MI) is a retired professional football player. After graduating from Penn State, Anthony was selected #57 overall in the second round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the San Francisco 49ers. He played for the 49ers from 2003-2006, and then signed as an unrestricted free agent to the Chicago Bears from 2007-2011. After being released from the Bears, Adams failed to land on another team for the 2012 season. Upon being released Adams took to YouTube and made a lot of self-deprecating videos on his YouTube channel (YouTube.com/spiceadams.) According to Yahoo Sports Adams was named “The greatest NFL free agent in the history of football.”
Adams amassed 278 Tackles, 10.5 Sacks, and 3 Forced Fumbles playing as a Noseguard. Noseguard is not a very glorified position on the football field and it requires a lot of unselfishness. It is a position only embraced by the unsung heroes. Adams loved the role and always gave credit to his teammates.
Adams and his wife, Andenika have 4 children. Former 49ers teammate Bryant Young gave him the nickname “Double A” not only for his initials but also for his energetic play on the field. Other nicknames include:
- Five Ten, Three Ten (5’ 10” 310lbs)
- Fatback Greasemeat
- Atomic Dawg
- The Main Ingredient
- Bobby Hammer
Adams is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. (Nu Chapter Spring 2000). He won the 2010 Ed Block Courage Award and the 2010 Brian Piccolo Award. He also won the 2013 Arthur Murray Dancing with Chicago Celebrities Award. In addition to that he won the MVP award for raising money for Breast Cancer. Anthony also raises money for PCAR (Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape) with his t-shirt sales as well.