SMU makes late recruiting splash with CIS transfer (VIDEO)

Halifax offensive lineman returns home, joins AUS team’s 2016 class.

The Saint Mary’s (SMU) Huskies have announced the transfer of Kadeem Adams to their football program.

Adams, the 6’4, 273 pound offensive lineman from Halifax, Nova Scotia will join the Huskies for the 2016 AUS season.

“Adding a great player like Kadeem Adams not only allows us to continue to add talent to our roster but he immediately improves our offensive line and brings the offensive attitude needed to be successful in the CIS,” commented Huskies Head Coach James Colzie.

Photo credit: Samantha Fischer Photography

Photo credit: Samantha Fischer Photography


Most recently, the offensive lineman completed four seasons with the Western Mustangs where he was selected as an OUA Second Team All-Star in 2015 and an OUA First Team All-Star in 2013. Adams helped the Mustangs win the Yates Cup in 2013.

Previous to the Mustangs, Adams played for the Citadel Phoenix of the Nova Scotia Student Athletic Federation Football League (NSSAFFL) where he played a significant role on offence that in turn contributed to the team winning three consecutive provincial Tier 1 championships (2009-2011).

Additionally, he was named Phoenix Rookie of the Year in 2009 and selected as a NSSAFFL First Team All-Star in 2010.

Other teams the offensive lineman suited up for during his career include Halifax Seahawks of the Nova Scotia Varsity Football League (NSVFL) as well as both the Halifax Argos and Halifax Chargers of the Nova Scotia Minor Football Association (NSMFA).

Adams represented his home province as a member of Team Nova Scotia’s under-15, under-17 and under-18 programs.  He participated in the 2010 Football Canada Cup in Wolfville.

Photo credit: Samantha Fischer Photography

Photo credit: Samantha Fischer Photography

Colzie said that Adams’ experience and leadership will help the Huskies achieve their future goals.

“Kadeem has won alot of games throughout his career at Western and has garnered numerous achievements while there and he will undoubtedly help our guys with what’s needed to get us over the top to win at Saint Mary’s University,” emphasized the Huskies Head Coach.

For his part, the offensive lineman is ecstatic to be coming back home and suting up for the Huskies.  Overall, he is impressed with the recent strides the Huskies have made and hopes to play a signifcant role.

“‘I’m looking forward to playing in front of my family and friends again,” said Adams, who attended the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders training camp this past spring.  “I plan on contributing to the team from day one, whether it be physically or mentally with the younger players.”

“I’m familiar with a lot of the players in the locker room and around the conference. Coach Colzie is moving this program in the right direction; we will not be the same team on the field as recent years.”

So far, Adams is having a positive impact with his new team and the Huskies are thrilled that his presence is already making a difference.

“I’m extremely happy with how he’s just blending on with our 40 guys that are here during the summer,” expressed Colzie.  “I’m extremely excited to see how he is around the remaining guys I who arrive in August!”



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