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Nasir Adderley
Player Profile:
Nasir Adderley 2236167
Position: Defensive Back
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.
High School: Great Valley
Major: Health Behavior Science
Experience: 2 Letters

Fourth-year member of the squad as a senior • one of the top defensive backs in the Colonial Athletic Association • will also be counted on to return punts and kickoffs • dynamic player with great skill set .

Played and started all 11 games for the Blue Hens as a junior cornerback • ranked second on the team to Troy Reeder in total tackles with 78 and had the most solo tackles on the team (42) • had a team high five games with five or more solo tackles • played a role on the kick return team with two returns for 52 yards • led the Blue Hens defense in interceptions (5) which he returned for a total of 135 yards • assisted on one sack vs. CAA rival James Madison • ranked sixth on the team in tackles for a loss with four • led the team with two forced fumbles, one coming vs. Maine and the other coming in the season finale vs. Villanova • recovered one fumble vs. William & Mary • named to the 1st-Team ECACA All-East and 1st-Team All-CAA • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. Willaim & Mary • named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance vs. Maine • was a STATS Inc. National Defensive Player of the Week Honorable Mention for his performance vs. William & Mary • named CAA Defensive Player of the Week for his performance vs. William & Mary. 

Had a breakout season for the Blue Hens as a sophomore cornerback • among the league's top defenders • earned third team All-CAA honors • ranked third on the team in tackles with 49 and ranked first among defensive backs • had two tackles for loss, tied for team lead with two interceptions, and ranked No. 2 on the team with four pass breakups • had season-high 10 tackles vs. William & Mary (all solo) and made six stops in sucessive games vs. James Madison and Maine • intercepted passes vs. Towson and Albany • returned interception vs. Albany 22 yards for a touchdown to spark Hens to the road victory • broke up two passes vs. Maine • Blue Hen Touchdown Club Special Teams Player of the Week three times (Lafayette; Albany; Villanova) and Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week twice (James Madison, William & Mary) • caught a pass for nine yards in Blue-White Spring Game in May.

Moved into the starting lineup at cornerback immediately and enjoyed an outstanding season • started all 11 games and was one of just two true freshmen (SS Ray Jones was the other) to start every game • led all defensive backs and ranked third on the team with 51 tackles (37 solo) and led squad with eight pass breakups • recorded career-high 11 tackles at Towson and added six each vs. Lafayette and New Hampshire • broke up four passes vs. New Hampshire and was named the Blue Hen Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Week for his efforts • part of a unit that ranked No. 5 in the CAA and 24th in the NCAA in total defense (329.2) and was No. 3 in scoring defense (20.5/22nd in NCAA).

Two-year starter at free safety and strong safety during a standout career at Great Valley High School • also started at wide receiver and was a kick returner for head coaches Mike Choi and Dan Ellis • led team to a 12-2 record and the district title as a senior in 2014 • team went 8-3 in 2013 • earned honorable mention All-State honors as a senior when he was also named second team All-Southeastern Pennsylvania, first team All-Area, and first team all-conference • was all-conference at both receiver and defensive back • for his career, caught 68 passes for 1,025 yards and five touchdowns, rushed for 383 yards and five touchdowns, intercepted nine passes and returned three for touchdowns, forced three fumbles, and had seven touchdowns on kick returns • honor roll student.

Nasir Allan Adderley (“na-seer” “adder-lee”) • born May 31, 1997 • son of Ria Adderley • mother is a store manager • has one younger sister • health behavior science major at Delaware • enjoys reading and playing video games in his spare time • worked at UD Conference Services during the summer • cousin, Herb Adderley, was an All-Pro defensive back with the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys, won three Super Bowls, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1980 • grandfather, Nelson Adderley, played college football at Ohio State and later in the Canadian Football League.


Year G/S Tackles (Solo)
2017 11/11 78(42) 0-1/2-4 1/2 5/3
2016  11/11 49 (38)   0-0/2-4 0/1  2/6
2015 11/11 51 (37) 0-0/2-6 0/0 0/8
TOTALS 33/33 178 (117)

Tackles: 11 vs. Towson, 2015; 10 vs. William & Mary, 2016
Pass Breakups: 4 vs. New Hampshire, 2015

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