Former CB South Titan Josh Adams makes NFL Debut in Eagles’ Win


Jason Chen, Editor-in-Chief

CB South has reason to be excited. 

Josh Adams, former CB South Titan, made his NFL debut for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon against the Indianapolis Colts. 

Adams rushed for 30 yards on six carries, averaging 5 yards per carry. His longest run was a 16-yard breakaway for a first down during the second quarter.  

It’s a long time coming for Adams, who has had quite the journey so far in the NFL. After going undrafted in the NFL Draft back in April, he later signed with the Eagles in Free Agency. He participated in the summer training camp for the team but was not assigned to the 53-man roster.  

That wasn’t the end of Adams. 

With injuries to key running backs Jay Ajayi and Darren Sproles, Adams was signed to the Eagles practice squad earlier in the week. This fueled hopes that he would get some playing time in the game against the Colts.  

He made sure not to waste that opportunity. 

His biggest highlight of the game came in the second quarter. Carson Wentz (Super Bowl champion and nearly MVP of the league) handed the ball off to Adams, who broke free for a 16-yard run for a first down.  

It’s not every day you get to see an alumnus from your school line up with Super Bowl athletes. So when Josh Adams came trotting onto the field making his debut — in the same game as Carson Wentz’s return — local fans were more than excited.  

Adams would finish the game with 30 rushing yards on six carries, averaging five yards per carry. Eagles fans only got a taste of what he can do, but those of us from around here know what he is capable of. 

“I just tried to take advantage of all the opportunities I got because you never know when it will be your last,” Adams said in a post-game interview with NBC Sports Philadelphia. “When I look at it, I’m going to want to see what I could’ve done better, but I’m excited to look at it.” 

Josh, well done. South is extremely proud.