2010: Team co-captain ... received team's Pit Bull Award - Offense (exemplified and sustained tenacity and intense play) for spring practice.
2009: Received team's Kiwanis Citizenship Award and team's Noble E. Kizer Award (top grade-point average last two semesters) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... started all 12 games ... had 29 receptions for 249 yards (8.6 average) ... had career-high five catches for 42 yards vs. Northern Illinois on Sept. 19 ... equaled career high with five receptions for 62 yards vs. Michigan State on Nov. 14.
2008: Received team's Noble E. Kizer Award (top grade-point average last two semesters) ... returned season-opening short kickoff for three yards vs. Northern Colorado on Sept. 6 but suffered season-ending knee injury on that play ... started in that game and played a few snaps before being sidelined.
2007: Received team's Newcomer Award - Offense for spring practice ... Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 13 games, including one start ... had eight receptions for 109 yards and two touchdowns ... returned five short kickoffs for 43 yards ... caught two passes for 37 yards and a touchdown at Toledo on Sept. 1 ... hauled in second touchdown of season vs. Central Michigan on Sept. 15.
2006: Appeared in eight games, including one start ... had six receptions for 58 yards and one touchdown ... caught two passes for 17 yards at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ... hauled in first career touchdown on a 25-yard pass from wide receiver Desmond Tardy at Hawaii on Nov. 25.
High School: Ranked as No. 50 tight end in the nation by ESPN.com ... honorable mention All-Central Texas, second team all-region and first team all-district as senior after catching nine passes for 100 yards (11.1 average) and one touchdown ... had eight receptions his junior season ... solid blocker ... Academic All-State ... National Merit Scholarship finalist ... coach was Derek Long ... comes from same school as former Purdue All-America quarterback Drew Brees (1997-2000), who now plays for the New Orleans Saints.
Personal: Given name is Kyle Robert Adams ... born Jan. 19, 1988 ... management major ... enjoys playing basketball and listening to music ... helped build houses on a mission trip to Haiti during summers of 2008 and 2009 and to South Africa in March of 2010 ... mother, Anne (McMenamy), played volleyball at Purdue from 1978 to 1981 ... father, Rob, was member of Purdue rowing team.