Even the most dedicated Ohio State fan may not recognize former offensive lineman Mike Adams walking down High Street. Adams stepped away from the NFL after the 2016 season due to several injuries that had stalled his career.
Adams left the Chicago Bears and went to work getting his body right. After playing at a weight of around 323 pounds, Adams told The Rivalry podcast he's down to 255 and is attempting a comeback as a tight end. He certainly looks the part:
This is former Steeler OL Mike Adams right now. pic.twitter.com/SxyrDsJkFI— Colin Dunlap (@colin_dunlap) May 31, 2018
"I want to give it another shot and get after it," Adams said. "I love the game. It's what I want to do. It's who I am." He also noted he's still "extremely athletic."
Adams is training with Tim Cortazo, a former Toledo wide receiver who now owns FSQ Sports in Pittsburgh. He coached Adams' former teammate, Terrelle Pryor, when he made the switch from quarterback to receiver.
If he is successful, Adams says he'd be the first NFL offensive lineman to make a comeback at a skill position.
The full interview can be seen at the 50-minute mark in the EBSN video embedded above.