Devante Adams – Green Bay Packers #17

Green Bay Packers #17

Davante was born on Christmas Eve, 1992 in Palo Alto, California.

Adams played his college football for the Fresno State Bulldogs of California State University. In his very first game, he gave an indication of what was to come when he posted 118 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

He finished his first season with 1,312 yards, 102 receptions and 14 touchdowns. Not a bad start! e followed this up with an even more impressive season in 2013 when he posted 1,718 yards, 131 receptions and 24 touchdowns!

He decided to enter the 2014 NFL Draft rather than play his final two college football seasons and was selected by the Green Bay Packers as the 53rd overall choice.

He debuted as the fourth choice wide receiver but in just his second game was third choice and managed to get both his first touchdown and his first 100 yard game and broke the Packers rookie record for receiving yards in a Play-Off game against the Cowboys, including a 46 yard touchdown.

2015 was a dud season for Adams, finishing fourth on the team for receptions and a couple of injuries to both his ankle and his knee.

2016 saw Adams back with a bang. His hard work ethic in the off season saw him stay injury free and finished as the second highest receiver, second only to Jordy Nelson. He finished with 997 yards and 12 touchdowns in the regular season and followed this up with 217 yards and two touchdowns in the post season.

2017 saw a slight downturn in production with 885 yards and ten touchdowns – still not too shabby when you consider he had two concussions – the second of which caused him to miss the final two games of the season – and the first choice quarterback, Aaron Rodgers missed nine weeks with injury!

With the return of Aaron Rodgers, 2018 saw Davante post a huge 1,336 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns. This made him the seventh best overall wide receiver in the NFL that season and he was just 1 reception and 133 yards of breaking the Packers franchise record.

2019 saw a return to 2016’s figures with 997 receiving yards but only five touchdowns in the regular season. He made up for this in the post season games against Seattle and San Francisco where he recorded a Packers franchise record 160 yards and two touchdowns in the win over the Seahawks and nine receptions and 138 yards in the loss to the 49’ers. This made Davante the only Packer to post two 100+ yard games in a single post season.