Adrian Awasom

Adrian Awasom

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Awasom on July 28, 2007, the first day of New York Giants training camp
No. --Free agent
Position: Defensive end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1983-10-25) October 25, 1983
Place of birth: Cameroon
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)
Career information
High school: Stafford (TX)
College: North Texas
Undrafted: 2005
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at

Adrian Awasom (born October 25, 1983) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. Previously he has been a member of the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL and the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2005. He played college football at North Texas.

Early years

Awasom was born in Cameroon and moved with his family to the United States when he was four, growing up in Fort Bend, Texas. Awasom attended Stafford High School where he was a three-sport start in football, basketball, and track. A two time All-District member and caught 22 passes for 350 yards at tight end as a senior. As a member of the basketball team, Awasom was a two-time All-State member averaging 16.7 ppg and 16.7 rpg as a senior and also earning All-Area honors. In track he was a two-time All-State performer with a personal best of 189'74".

College career

Adrian Awasom was a member of some of the most memorable times in North Texas Football history. Named a member of the All-Sun Belt Conference Team three straight years to finish his career, Awasom assembled some monster numbers during that stretch from his spot on the defensive line. The 2004 season saw Adrian register 53 total tackles, 14 of which were for a loss of yards, which ranks fifth in school history. His most impressive game that season came in a win over Utah State when Awasom had 4.5 TFL, the second most tackles for loss in a game in program history. His 32 TFL's rank 3rd on the school all-time list and his 20 career sacks sits second. Awasom finished his career with 147 total tackles, four Sun Belt Conference Championships and three All-SBC selections.

As a junior in 2003, Awasom totaled 44 tackles, including seven tackles for losses and four sacks, in 12 games and recorded a career-best eight sacks as a sophomore in 2002. Named a three-time all-Sun Belt Conference honoree, including a 1st-team selection as a junior and senior.

Professional career

New York Giants

Awasom was signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by the Giants in 2005, playing primarily on the special teams unit. In 2006, he played ten games as a defensive end, and recorded two quarterback sacks. Awasom won Super Bowl XLII to conclude the 2007 NFL season He was released before the start of the 2008 season after suffering a season ending neck injury.

Las Vegas Locomotives

Awasom was drafted first by the Las Vegas Locomotives on June 18, 2009. According to National Football Post, after two season with the UFL Awasom is drawing interest from a few NFL teams after recording 20 tackles and three sacks during a championship season with the Las Vegas Locomotives.

Minnesota Vikings

After spending two years in the UFL, Awasom was signed by the Minnesota Vikings in January 22, 2011. During his time with the Vikings Adrian racked up 3.5 sacks in the pre-season, tied for first in the NFL among all active defensive ends during that time. After a productive season Awasom was released on September 21, 2011.

Orlando Predators

In late 2011, Awasom signed with the Orlando Predators of the Arena Football League. In 2012, he was placed on the Predators' injured list after injuring his shoulder in the pre-season, which caused him to miss the rest of the season.

Las Vegas Locomotives

Awasom re-signed with the Locomotives for the 2012 UFL season.

Toronto Argonauts

On December 14, 2012, Awasom signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

BC Lions

On April 2, 2013 the Argonauts traded him to the BC Lions for defensive lineman Khalif Mitchell.[1] He was released by the Lions on May 15, 2014.[2]


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