Former USF football star wide receiver, Rodney Adams, was placed on the Reserve/Retired list by the Indianapolis Colts on Monday evening, signaling the end of his football career.
The St. Pete native was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the fifth round (170th overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft, but did not see game action as he was waived and sent to the practice squad in Week 8 of the regular season.
Adams was signed by the Colts to a reserve/future contract in February of this year, before announcing his intentions to no longer play.
In three seasons at USF, Adams played in 36 games and caught 16 touchdowns, good for second in school history. During his senior season in 2016, he set a USF record with 67 receptions and tied his own single-season record with 822 receiving yards and five touchdowns.
The Lakewood High product was also a kick return specialist for the Bulls, totaling 1,140 yards on 46 returns, including a memorable 97-yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown against Navy in 2015.
Adams is not only second all-time in career receiving touchdowns, but second all-time in career receiving yards (1,967), second all-time in career receptions (135), and fourth all-time in career all-purpose yards (3,459) at USF.
A man of many talents on and off the field, Adams was the one of the best to ever wear a green and gold uniform and we wish Rodney nothing but the best in the future.