Scott Alexander “Big Scott” Adams, age 46, of Watkinsville, passed away on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013.
Big Scott was born on Sept. 28, 1966, in Lake City, Fla., to Larry Wayne and Charlotte Arnold Adams. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1984 and was a member of the Fighting Tigers. He then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989, having lettered in all four years playing football for the Bulldogs, and had a distinguished 10-year career in the NFL. He was a member of the UGA Letterman's Club, as well as a national spokesman for Outdoors Without Limits. He served the Athens area as a mortgage lender for 11 years as the owner and operator of Adams Lending.
Mr. Adams will always be remembered for his love of hunting, fishing, golf, and the Bulldogs. Anyone who knew Big Scott knew him as a passionate and devoted husband and father.
Mr. Adams was preceded in death by his father. Survivors include his wife, Tishara Jespersen Adams; daughter, Dyllan Sue Adams; mother and step-father, Charlotte and Bob Swink; brother and sister-in-law, Brett and Kristi Adams; and nephew and nieces, Walker, Kelyn, and Kara Adams; as well as many other relatives and numerous friends.
It was Scott Adams’ custom when he came to Boca Grande Pass to fish – and that was often – for him to have a beer in his hand. Just prior to fishing, he would pour a little out for his tarpon friends. A big man with a big heart, he knew that his enjoyment fell to appeasing the silver king, and he never missed a chance to sing its praises.
Scott, who lived in Georgia, passed away at the age of 46 on Monday, Sept. 16 after suffering a heart attack. The ex-NFL star left a big hole in a lot of Boca Grande hearts.
Scott not only played on the offensive line for the University of Georgia in the 1980s and spent seven seasons in the NFL with Minnesota, New Orleans, Chicago, Tampa Bay and Atlanta and was an All-SEC pick in 1988, he will also be fondly remembered as an avid angler and hunter. He loved spending time in Boca Grande with Capt. Waylon Mills and his family, as well as others.
His team, captained by Waylon, came in first at the Boca Grande Classic Tarpon Tournament in 2011. He and his fellow anglers also got most releases in the 1999 World’s Richest Tarpon Tournament, garnering third place. They fished with Capt. Waylon aboard the Jewel,
Adams lived in Georgia with his wife and 3-year-old daughter, and worked in the mortgage lending business.
“Many of the people of Boca Grande may not have known Scott personally since he started fishing here more than 20 years ago, but they have seen him in the Pass and at Whidden’s many times,” said Angie Mills, Waylon’s wife. “Many know him as the ‘Big Guy’ or ‘the football player.’ To us, he was an amazing athlete and friend.”
Scott graduated from Columbia High School in 1984 and was a member of the Fighting Tigers. He then graduated from the University of Georgia in 1989, having lettered in all four years playing football for the Bulldogs, and had a distinguished 10-year career in the NFL.
Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, September 20, at Athens Church, 10 Huntington Road, with Pastor Josh Jones officiating. Visitation will be held immediately following the service.In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to the Scott Adams Foundation, P.O. Box 8, Watkinsville, GA 30677. - See more at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/.
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