Askari Adams is a Defensive Coordinator at Napa High School
Askari Adams kept his composure during Penn State’s draft workout with NFL representatives from Harrisburg. Adams knew his chance at playing on Sundays depended on how well he performed in the 40-yard dash test.
Adams made it look easy – one play away from fulfilling his lifelong goal.
Adams had always longed to become an NFL starting safety. Growing up watching these players as role models inspired him, so when representatives from 31 different teams converged upon him and some former Penn State Nittany Lions he kept calm until one San Diego Chargers scout came over and gave him what he was waiting for: an offer.
Askari Adams is a high school football coach in Napa, California. Previously serving as Interim Head Football Coach during the 2020/21 season and now as Defensive Coordinator. An avid sports fan himself, Askari supports Chicago Bears, New York Mets, and Los Angeles Lakers teams.
Adams excelled as both a special teams and defensive back for Penn State despite missing time due to an DUI citation, earning the respect of both coaches and teammates alike.
At a workout, a San Diego Chargers scout told Adams he was ready for NFL level competition – the words Askari Adams had been waiting his whole life to hear.
Askari Adams has long been one of the top receivers in the NFL. He has won various awards within the league and been selected multiple times to the Pro Bowl. Additionally, Askari enjoys an excellent relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers that has allowed them to win many games together.
He is best known for his strong hands, great route-running ability and ability to make tough catches in traffic. Additionally, he has earned numerous honors including second-team All-American and first-team All-Mountain West honors during his career.
Adams is also an established television personality, having appeared on programs such as Good Morning Football and Fox NFL Sunday. Additionally, she hosted Livin’ the Fantasy on DirecTV and DirecTV’s NFL Sunday Ticket Fantasy Zone.