Awasom on July 28, 2007, the first day of New York Giants training camp
|Date of birth:October 25, 1983|
|Place of birth: Cameroon|
|Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)||Weight: 280 lb (127 kg)|
|College: North Texas|
|Undrafted in 2005|
|Debuted in 2005 for the New York Giants|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Career UFL statistics as of 2009|
|Stats at UFL-Football.com|
Adrian Awasom (born October 25, 1983) is an American football defensive end who currently is a member of the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. 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.
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".
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.
New York GiantsEdit
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 one sack. Awansom 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 LocomotivesEdit
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.
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.
Las Vegas LocomotivesEdit
Awasom re-signed with the Locomotives for the 2012 UFL season.