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Adam Humphries (born June 24, 1993) is an American football wide receiver and punt returner for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Clemson.

Adam Humphries
No. 10 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-06-24) June 24, 1993 (age 26)
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Paul M. Dorman
(Roebuck, South Carolina)
College:Clemson
Undrafted:2015
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2019
Receptions:240
Receiving yards:2,518
Rushing yards:36
Return yards:512
Total touchdowns:9
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

Humphries was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on June 24, 1993. He attended Dorman High School in Roebuck, South Carolina and played varsity football and basketball for the Cavaliers.[1]

College careerEdit

Humphries played 53 games and started 27 of them for Clemson from 2011 to 2014.[2] Through his college career, he had a total of 127 receptions for 1,097 yards (8.6 avg.) and three touchdowns, as well as 10 carries for 24 yards and one touchdown and 69 punt returns for 476 yards (6.9 avg.) and one touchdown.[3]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Adam Humphries Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Rec Yds Avg TD
2011 Clemson ACC FR WR 14 15 130 8.7 0
2012 Clemson ACC SO WR 13 41 280 6.8 1
2013 Clemson ACC JR WR 12 41 483 11.8 2
2014 Clemson ACC SR WR 13 30 204 6.8 0
Career Clemson 52 127 1,097 8.6 3

Professional careerEdit

Coming out of Clemson, Humphries was projected by the majority of analysts to go undrafted and to be signed as a priority undrafted free agent. He was ranked the 144th best wide receiver out of the 351 available by NFLDraftScout.com. He was not invited to the NFL Scouting Combine but was able to show his abilities in front of scouts and representatives from all 32 NFL teams at Clemson's annual Pro Day.

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
5 ft 10 in
(1.78 m)
194 lb
(88 kg)
4.53 s 1.59 s 2.64 s 4.32 s 6.96 s 32 12 in
(0.83 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
14 reps
All values from Clemson's Pro Day[4]

Tampa Bay BuccaneersEdit

2015 season: Rookie yearEdit

Humphries went undrafted in the 2015 NFL Draft, but accepted an invitation to attend rookie minicamp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[5]

On May 11, 2015, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed Humphries to a three-year, $1.57 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $19,800.[6][7] He entered training camp competing to be the Buccaneer's fifth wide receiver on their depth chart with Robert Herron, Donteea Dye, Rannell Hall, Tavarres King, and Kaelin Clay.[8] On September 6, 2015, it was announced that Humphries had made the 53-man roster and would be a punt/kick returner and the Buccaneer's fifth wide receiver behind veterans Vincent Jackson, Mike Evans, Louis Murphy, and Russell Shepard.[9][10]

He made his professional regular season debut in the Buccaneer's season opener against the Tennessee Titans and finished the loss with two receptions for 14 yards.[11] On October 5, 2015, the Buccaneers waived Humphries and consequently signed him to their practice squad on October 7, 2015.[12] After injuries to Buccaneer wide receivers Vincent Jackson and Russell Shepard, it was announced on October 28, 2015 that Humphries and Donteea Dye had been added to the active roster.[13] On December 13, 2015, Humphries caught his first career touchdown reception on a six-yard pass from Jameis Winston, during a 17-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints.[14] On December 17, 2015, he caught a season-high six passes for 60 receiving yards in a 23-31 loss to the St. Louis Rams.[15] Humphries ended his rookie campaign with 13 game appearances, 27 receptions for 260 yards and one receiving touchdown.[16]

2016 seasonEdit

Humphries entered training camp competing with Russell Shepard and Kenny Bell to be the Buccaneers' third wide receiver under new head coach Dirk Koetter. On August 1, 2016, head coach Dirk Koetter named Humphries the team's third receiver.[17]

He earned his first career start in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' season opener against the Atlanta Falcons and finished the 31-24 victory with three catches for 34 receiving yards and one carry for seven rushing yards.[18] On September 25, 2016, Humphries caught a season-high nine passes for 100 receiving yards in a 32-37 loss to the Los Angeles Rams.[19] It was the first game with over 100 receiving yards of his career. During a Week 9 matchup against the Falcons, he made five receptions for 46 receiving yards and caught his first touchdown of the season on a seven-yard pass from Jameis Winston during the Buccaneer's 28-43 loss.[20] On December 18, 2016, Humphries caught two passes for 49 yards and caught a season-long 42 yard touchdown reception against the Dallas Cowboys.[16] In Week 17, against the Carolina Panthers, Humphries had a career-high 10 receptions for 94 yards.[21] Humphries concluded his second year with 15 game appearances, 4 of which were starts, 55 receptions for 622 yards and three touchdowns.[22]

2017 seasonEdit

On February 27, 2017, Humphries signed a one-year guaranteed contract tender with the Buccaneers for $615,000.[23] He entered the season third on the wide receiver depth chart behind Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson.[24] He finished the season with a career-high 61 receptions for 631 yards and one touchdown.[25]

2018 seasonEdit

On March 12, 2018, the Buccaneers placed a second-round restricted free agent tender on Humphries.[26] In a Week 6 loss to the Atlanta Falcons, he had three catches for 82 yards, including a career-long 51-yard reception.[27] In a Week 9 loss against the Carolina Panthers, Humphries caught eight passes for 82 yards and a career-high two touchdowns.[28] In a Week 11 loss to the New York Giants, Humphries had three catches for 60 yards and a touchdown.[29] In a Week 12 win over the San Francisco 49ers, he caught six passes for 50 yards and a touchdown.[30] In a Week 13 win over the Carolina Panthers, Humphries caught seven passes for 61 yards and a touchdown.[31] In a Week 16 loss to the Dallas Cowboys he had 10 catches for 79 yards.[32] Humphries finished 2018 with career highs in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns, recording 816 yards and five touchdowns on 76 catches.[33]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On March 14, 2019, Humphries signed a four-year, $36 million contract with the Tennessee Titans.[34][35]

NFL statisticsEdit

Year Team Games Receiving Rushing Returning Fumbles
GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD Ret Yds Avg Lng TD Fum Lost
2015 TB 13 0 27 260 9.6 27 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 TB 15 4 55 622 11.3 42 2 5 18 3.6 8 0 28 284 10.1 25 0 3 0
2017 TB 16 3 61 631 10.3 43 1 1 6 6.0 6 0 6 49 8.1 19 0 1 0
2018 TB 16 10 76 816 10.7 51 5 2 11 5.5 7 0 23 156 6.8 16 0 2 0
2019 TEM 4 2 11 112 10.2 30 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 2 2.0 2 0 0 0
Career 64 19 230 2,441 10.6 51 9 9 36 4.0 8 0 58 491 8.5 25 0 6 0

ReferencesEdit

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