27 Facts About Adam Archuleta


Adam Jason Archuleta was born on November 27,1977 and is an American former professional football player who was a safety for seven seasons in the National Football League.


Adam Archuleta played college football for the Arizona State Sun Devils, and was selected in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft by the St Louis Rams with the 20th overall pick.


Adam Archuleta was a letterman in football in which he was a two-time first-team All-Central Region honoree and a two-time All-State Honorable Mention honoree.


Adam Archuleta played college football at nearby Arizona State University, where he started three years as a linebacker.


Adam Archuleta played in every game during his redshirt freshman season in 1997 as a reserve inside linebacker, recording 17 tackles while appearing mostly on special teams.


Adam Archuleta moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore at weakside linebacker, playing in every game in 1998 and finished with 75 tackles, five sacks and 18 stops for losses.


Adam Archuleta started the final eleven games at weakside outside linebacker and led the team with 111 tackles with five sacks and 21 stops for losses.


Adam Archuleta was one of three finalists for the Butkus Award, given annually to the top linebacker in college football.


Adam Archuleta was a First-team All-America selection by The Sports Xchange and earned Second-team All-American from the Walter Camp Foundation.


Adam Archuleta spent his first five years in St Louis, where he excelled in Lovie Smith's Cover 2 base defense.


Adam Archuleta signed a five-year $7 million contract with the Rams, with a signing bonus of $3 million.


In 2001 Adam Archuleta was named to All-rookie teams by The Football News and Pro Football Weekly after playing in 13 games and starting 12 at strong safety.


Adam Archuleta Finished sixth on the Rams with 81 tackles and tied for second with seven tackles for loss while notching two sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.


Adam Archuleta was named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November 2003.


In 2004 Adam Archuleta played in all 16 regular season games, starting 14, and started both playoff games despite being hampered by a back injury.


Adam Archuleta had his third consecutive 100-plus tackle season, collecting 123 tackles and had two sacks, five tackles for loss, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and nine special teams tackles.


In 2005 Adam Archuleta appeared in and started 14 games and collected 93 tackles, 3.5 sacks, five pass deflections and one interception.


Adam Archuleta recorded six tackles, all solo, in that game.


Adam Archuleta appeared in all 16 regular season contests for the third time in his career, registering a sack for sixth consecutive season, the longest active streak for an NFL safety.


However, after struggles in the deep passing game for the Redskins, Adam Archuleta was replaced at the strong safety position with Troy Vincent, and played only on special teams the last half of the season.


On December 28,2006, Adam Archuleta expressed his displeasure with the way the Redskins were using him, and the lack of communication from the coaching staff, under head coach Joe Gibbs.


Adam Archuleta was reunited with Lovie Smith, but never lived up to the expectations the team had for him during the 2007 season.


Adam Archuleta played 15 games with only ten starts and he intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble.


Adam Archuleta knocked down three passes and had 61 tackles, numbers that were below his career averages.


Adam Archuleta is a local and national sports commentator for ESPN and Fox, and was inducted into ASU's Sports Hall of Fame in 2011.


Adam Archuleta joined the new Pac-12 Network in 2012 as a game analyst for college football telecasts.


Adam Archuleta was featured in Moves magazine alongside his wife, Jennifer.