Phillip Adams played college football at South Carolina State

Jordan Mendoza, USA TODAY
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Police in Rock Hill, South Carolina, confirmed on Thursday that Phillip Adams, a former NFL and college football player, shot and killed five people Wednesday. The York County sheriff said Adams, 32, later died by suicide at his parents' home.

Adams attended Rock Hill High School and played college football at South Carolina State, then went on to play seven NFL seasons with six teams. He had recently moved back to town, his father, Alonzo Adams, told WCNC- Charlotte on Thursday morning.

He played in 42 games during his four-year career for the Bulldogs and was part of back-to-back Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference titles the team won in 2008 and 2009.

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Adams had five touchdowns, nine interceptions and 108 tackles in his time as a defensive back and punt returner. In his junior season, he led the conference with five interceptions. In his final year with South Carolina State, he was a first-team All-MEAC pick and played in the 2009 HBCU Bowl before he was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2010 NFL draft.

The South Carolina State athletic department declined comment when contacted by USA TODAY Sports on Thursday.

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