Sam Adams is a former All-Pro Defensive tackle who played in the National Football League (NFL) for fourteen seasons. In 1994 Sam was selected as the 8th pick in the draft by the Seattle Seahawks. Sam also played for the Baltimore Ravens, Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals and Denver Broncos. During his career Adams played in Super Bowl XXXV and XXXVII, winning in 2000. He was a five-time AFC Pro Bowl selection starting in three games. He played college football at Texas A&M University where he earned All- American honors. Adams remains a popular figure in Seattle where he raised the “12th Man” flag during a 2012 Sunday Night Football game.
In addition to having owned multiple health clubs with over 30,000 members and 700 employees, Adams remains involved in the community. As a coach and mentor to Juanita High School Girls Select Basketball program, he helped 20 young women receive scholarships. In addition, he was named Under Armor All-American Coach, FBU All-American Coach, Rainier Ravens football team coach, Man of the Year for Seattle Seahawks 1998. Adams also built the computer lab for Seattle’s CAYA youth football organization and is a sponsor/spokesman for Special Olympics in Washington and Alaska.
Adams has also owned arena football teams in Everett, WA, Cincinnati, OH and now Spokane. He has shared ownership with other athletes including Ken Griffey Jr.