A Conversation With Adam Hedgecock
Adam Hedgecock was a well-known fullback in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. His contributions were instrumental in helping the New York Giants claim Super Bowl XLII over New England Patriots.
Hedgecock started at fullback for the Giants during that game and is credited with giving head coach Tom Coughlin his annual “Gatorade bath”. Hedgecock also helped lead their sixth-ranked rushing attack.
Early Life and Education
Adam Hedgecock of Thomasville, North Carolina excelled as a two-sport star at Ledford Senior High. Attracting accolades in football, basketball and track and field. Hedgecock led his team to a state championship during his senior year, becoming an all-time leading scorer for both football and basketball. Additionally, he participated in an all-star game before being honored with being recognized on an all-conference first team roster. Hedgecock joined the Air Force intelligence division, later becoming an officer himself. When he returned home he enrolled at University of North Carolina as an undergraduate. College boasts one of the nation’s largest and most well-rounded student bodies, which makes an excellent foundation for young athletes looking to play with big boys. Over its long history, this university has produced some of the most sought-after athletes from NFL, MLB, NCAA.
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Hedgecock attended the University of North Carolina from 2001 to 2004, playing football for their Tar Heels from 2001-2004. A versatile athlete, Hedgecock was used at running back, tight end, and linebacker positions during that time period.
As a sophomore tight end and fullback in three consecutive years as junior and senior players at his conference level (tight end as sophomore and fullback as junior and senior), he received All-Conference accolades, was honored as a Super Prep All-American, and named county offensive player of year twice (in 1998 and 1999).
He was selected by the St. Louis Rams in the seventh round of 2005 NFL Draft and later named an All-Pro selection in 2008. Starting all 12 games that year for them, he led in rushing yards, receiving yards, and receptions – an unprecedented performance for that season’s squad.
Achievement and Honors
Adam Hedgecock excelled on the gridiron at Ledford Senior High School in Thomasville, North Carolina and earned All-County and All-Conference recognition three times (tight end sophomore season and fullback junior-senior seasons). Additionally he received Super Prep All-American accolades as well as being named county offensive player of the year in 1998.
He went on to play college football at North Carolina before being selected in the seventh round of 2005 NFL Draft by St Louis Rams.
He served seven seasons with the Rams as fullback, being one of their leading tacklers on special teams and playing an instrumental role in winning their Super Bowl championship season – as well as earning recognition on 2007 NFL All-Pro squad.
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Hedgecock excelled as an athlete at North Carolina. He played both fullback and defensive end on the gridiron as well as running back and linebacker; additionally, he recorded 130 yards rushing (118 as a senior) and two touchdowns while amassing 83 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three fumble recoveries during college play – earning honorable mention All-American recognition from USA Today and Prep Star All-Region recognition.
St. Louis Rams selected him in the seventh-round of 2005 draft, and he soon emerged as a key part of their run blocking in their Super Bowl winning season – earning All-Pro recognition and becoming an excellent special teams player for them. Although he suffered a torn labrum during 2009 training camp, it did not keep him out any games.