2 Adam Mims
2 Adam Mims
Height: 5-9
Weight: 198
Year: Senior
Hometown: Birmingham, Ala.
High School: Spain Park
Position: FLK

Furman: All-Southern Conference performer at two positions and Furman's leading returning receiver who appears set to again play a key role at flanker...part of a contingent of seven returning offensive starters...also stands as Furman's most experienced return specialist...sports outstanding speed and cutting ability. 2008 -- Blossomed in his first season as a starter, hauling in a team high 58 catches for another squad leading 711 yards and three touchdowns...receptions total was the fourth highest mark in school history...ranked fourth among SoCon receivers in both catches and receiving yards...earned second team All-SoCon honors as a receiver in balloting by league media and was a consensus second team all-conference honoree as a return specialist as selected by SoCon coaches and media...averaged 10.0 yards on 13 punts returns, good for fourth in the league, and ranked eight in the SoCon in kickoff returns (19.4 avg.)...registered a season high eight catches for 62 yards versus Elon...finest performance came in a 34-20 victory over The Citadel when he nabbed seven catches for 89 yards and two touchdowns...had six catches for 128 yards against Samford (28-27 win), including a season long 50-yard catch and run for a touchdown in the fourth quarter for what proved to be the game winner...claimed seven receptions for 61 yards versus Virginia Tech...top outing on special teams came against Colgate (42-21 win) when he returned three punts for 92 yards, including a career long 59-yard effort...had a fumble recovery in the Paladins' 62-14 season opening win over Mars Hill...took home Furman's Best Receiver Award following the season. 2007 -- Fashioned a good inaugural season, seeing action in all 11 games...caught 10 passes for 113 yards and a touchdown...also stepped up late in the season to handle punt return chores...averaged 11.0 yards on eight returns...had four returns for 56 yards, including a season best 33-yard effort, against Western Carolina (52-21 win)...collected five of his season's 10 receptions over the Paladins' final four games...touchdown reception covered seven yards against 14th-ranked Elon (52-49 win)...also contributed on coverage teams, totaling seven tackles, including three stops against Elon. 2006 -- Used an impressive preseason to earn a slot on Furman's travel roster, one of only two true freshmen (Julian Hicks) to do so...saw action in the Paladins' first three games before suffering a broken leg in the first half of the North Carolina contest (45-42 loss)...was granted a medical redshirt...caught one pass for seven yards and had one rush for 11 yards versus North Carolina on the play he was injured.

High School: 2006 graduate of Spain Park (6A) High School...football coach was Vince DiLorenzo...played wide receiver and also returned punts and kickoffs...caught 67 passes for 1,051 yards and 11 touchdowns while also rushing for 473 yards and four touchdowns...led team in receptions (39), receiving yards (617) and touchdown receptions (7) his senior year...also starred in basketball and track & field...three-time team basketball MVP...first player in school's young history to score 1,000 points...placed second in the state in the long jump and third place in the triple jump in 2005.

Personal: Full name is Adam Keith Mims...son of Keith Viola Mims...born May 26, 1988, in Birmingham, Alabama...born May 26, 1988, in Birmingham, Alabama...has two brothers, Damon and Jason...brother Jason played football at Stillman College...cousin, Sam Mitchell, was a standout for the Minnesota Timberwolves...health & exercise science major.