Highly recruited defensive end drafted fourth overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who tragically died unexpectedly from an undetected heart condition.
He was an unanimous first-team All-American at Clemson University.
He was traded from the Buccaneers to the Bears during the 2009 season.
He was born in Greenwood, South Carolina. He had a son named after him, Gaines DeMario Adams.
He played for a Buccaneers defense that featured Ronde Barber at cornerback.