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Adam Archuleta
Free Agent
Personal information
Date of birth: November 27, 1977 (1977-11-27) (age 32)
Place of birth: Rock Springs, Wyoming
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
College: Arizona State
NFL Draft: 2001 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Debuted in 2001 for the St. Louis Rams
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • 2× First-team All-Pac-10 (1999–2000)
  • Pac-10 Defensive P.O.Y. (2000)
Career NFL statistics as of 2008
Tackles     530
Sacks     18.0
Interceptions     4
Stats at

Adam Jason Archuleta (born November 27, 1977 in Rock Springs, Wyoming) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the St. Louis Rams 20th overall in the 2001 NFL Draft. He played college football at Arizona State.

Archuleta has also been a member of the Washington Redskins, Chicago Bears, and Oakland Raiders.


Early years

Archuleta attended Chandler High School in Chandler, Arizona and was a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-time first team All-Central Region honoree and a two-time All-State Honorable Mention honoree.

College career

He was a walk-on at Arizona State University where he started three years in as a linebacker. Archuleta ranks fourth in school history with 54 stops behind line of scrimmage. He recorded 330 tackles (202 solos) with 14 quarterback sacks, six fumble recoveries and five forced fumbles during four year career. As a senior, he was named the Pac-10 Defensive Player of the Year and was a First-team All-Pac-10 Conference selection as a linebacker. He was also one of three finalists for the Dick Butkus award, which is given to the top linebacker in college football. Archuleta was converted to strong safety in the NFL. As a senior, started at weakside outside linebacker and led team with career-high 127 tackles (93 solos) had four sacks and 15 stops for losses. He was a First-team All-America selection by The Sports Xchange earning Second-team All-America from the Walter Camp Foundation.

As a junior, he was named to First-team All-Pac-10 Conference and named team most valuable player. He started the final eleven games at weakside outside linebacker and led team with 111 tackles (59 solos) had five sacks and 21 stops for losses. He moved into the starting lineup as a sophomore at weakside linebacker, playing in every game and finished with 75 tackles (39 solos), five sacks and 18 stops for losses. He played in every game during freshman season as a reserve inside linebacker, recording 17 tackles (11 solos) while appearing mostly on special teams. He Redshirted as true freshman after making team as walk-on.

Professional career


Pre-draft measureables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20 ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP Wonderlic
5-11⅞* 211* 4.37 ** X X X X 39" * X 31 * X
* represents NFL Combine **represents Arizona Pro Day

St. Louis Rams

The St. Louis Rams drafted Archuleta as the 20th overall selection in the 2001 NFL Draft. He spent his first five years in St. Louis, where he excelled in Lovie Smith's Cover 2 base defense. He signed a five-year $7 million contract with the Rams, with a signing bonus of $3 million.

In 2001 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. He Finished sixth on the Rams with 81 tackles (43 solo) and tied for second with seven tackles for loss while notching two sacks, five passes defensed, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. In 2002 he started all 16 contests, 15 at strong safety, one at weakside linebacker and he led team with 149 tackles (101 solo) with 2.5 sacks, one interception, four passes defensed, three QB pressures, one fumble recovery, three tackles for loss, and eight special teams tackles. In 2003 he started 13 games at strong safety and had his second consecutive 100-plus tackle season, collecting 101 stops (77 solo) and had five sacks, five tackles for loss, one interception, eight passes defensed, nine QB pressures, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. His Five sacks led all NFL defensive backs in 2003, was the most sacks by an NFL defensive back since 2000. He was also named NFC Defensive Player of the Month for November, 2003.

In 2004 Archuleta played in all 16 regular season games, starting 14, and started both playoff games despite being hampered by a back injury. He had his third consecutive 100-plus tackle season, collecting 123 tackles (73 solo) and had two sacks, five tackles for loss, three passes defensed, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery, and nine special teams tackles. He earned Co-“Horse Trailer Player of the Game” honors (along with Torry Holt) for his performance on Monday Night Football vs. Tampa Bay 10/18, as he collected six tackles (three solo) and forced Bucs’ RB Michael Pittman to fumble, recovering the fumble, and returned it 93 yards for a touchdown. Had 10 tackles (six solo), and earned NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honors with two solo special teams tackles vs. Seattle 11/14/2004. In 2005 Archuleta appeared in and started 14 games and collected 93 tackles (66 solo), 3.5 sacks, five pass deflections and one interception. In Week 3 against the Tennessee Titans, he intercepted a pass and returned it 85 yards for a touchdown. He also recorded six tackles, all solo, in that game. A month later, in Week 7 vs. New Orleans, he recorded two sacks, seven tackles (six solo) and logged a fumble recovery.

Washington Redskins

After the 2005 season ended, he was one of the most sought after free agent safeties. The Redskins made him the highest paid safety in the history of the NFL by signing Archuleta to a six-year, $30 million contract (with approximately $10 million guaranteed) on March 14, 2006 [1] Archuleta started at strong safety for 7 of 16 games played with the Redskins, registering 50 tackles and one sack to go along with career-high 17 special teams tackles. He appeared in all 16 regular season contests for third time in 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, 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, Archuleta expressed his displeasure with the way the Redskins were using him, and the lack of communication from the coaching staff.

Chicago Bears

On March 20, 2007, the Redskins traded him to the Chicago Bears for their sixth round draft pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. The Bears agreed to pay Archuleta $8.1 million over three years. Archuleta was reunited with Lovie Smith, but never lived up to the expectations the team had for him during the 2007 NFL season. Archuleta played 15 games with only ten starts and he intercepted a pass, forced a fumble and recovered a fumble knocked down three passes and 61 tackles, number that were below his career averages. The Bears released him on May 6, 2008.[2][3] In his season with the Bears, Archuleta was paid $5.1 million dollars of his contract, which the Bears picked up from the Redskins.

Oakland Raiders

On August 11, 2008, the Oakland Raiders signed Archuleta with the intention of moving him to linebacker. On August 30, 2008, the Raiders released him in final roster cuts, to comply with the NFL mandated 53-man roster requirement.

Las Vegas Locomotives

Although Archuleta was drafted by the Las Vegas Locomotives in the UFL Premiere Season Draft in 2009, he never signed or played with the team.


He is well known for his workouts and his particular method of lifting weights. He uses a method of lifting developed by Jay Schroeder, the founder of Evo-Sport.[4] He is engaged to Playboy Playmate Jennifer Walcott.[5] They had their first child Jett James Archuleta on April 10, 2008.[6] Archuleta is often nicknamed Arch Deluxe after the discontinued McDonald's hamburger.[7] Adam was also featured in Moves magazine along side fiance Jennifer Walcott. And will be featured on E! True Hollywood Story (Football Wives).


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