Blue Adams is in his first season as an assistant with the Panthers.
comes to UNI after a seven-year career as a professional football
player and one season as a defensive graduate assistant coach at Purdue.
Adams played four years as a defensive back at Cincinnati,
recording a school-record 12 interceptions in his career. He was a
second-team All-Conference USA selection as a senior, and he was picked
in the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Detroit Lions. In
2003, he played for the Lions and the Jacksonville Jaguars, and in 2004
he played for NFL Europe's Rhein Fire. From 2005-08 he returned to the
NFL and played with Tampa Bay, Cincinnati and Atlanta. He tallied 51 tackles in 50 career NFL games. In 2009 Adams rounded out his playing career as a defensive back for the Montreal Alouettes.
In 2010 he served as a graduate assistant at Purdue, working with the Boilermaker secondary. Adams will work with the defensive backs at UNI.