Adalius Thomas was signed by the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on March 3, 2007 ... Originally selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the sixth round (186th overall) in the 2000 NFL Draft ... Placed on injured reserve with an elbow injury (12/17/03) ... Re-signed with the Ravens(3/22/04) ... Placed on injured reserve with an arm injury (12/5/08).
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GP/GS (Playoffs): 136/108 (8/5)
- Thomas enters the 2009 season with 50.0 career sacks and is one of five active linebackers with 50 or more sacks entering 2009 (joining Joey Porter, Greg Ellis, DeMarcus Ware and Mike Vrabel).
- In his first two seasons with the Patriots (2007-08), Thomas has played in 25 games with 24 starts and has totaled 117 tackles (84 solo), 11.5 sacks, one interception for 65 yards and a touchdown, 12 passes defensed and two forced fumbles.
- In the 25 games Thomas has played for the Patriots entering the 2009 season, the team is 22-3.
- Thomas's 11.5 sacks since joining the Patriots in 2007 are the second highest total on the team over that span (Mike Vrabel, 16.5).
- In 2008, Thomas finished second on the Patriots with 5.0 sacks despite missing the final seven games of the year due to an arm injury.
- In his first season with the Patriots in 2007, Thomas finished third on the team with 82 tackles (60 solo) and tied for second on the club with 6.5 sacks, starting eight games at inside linebacker and seven games at outside linebacker.
- In 2007, Thomas started 15 of 16 games as the Patriots allowed just 288.3 yards per game, the franchise's best such figure in 25 years. He contributed to the first team in NFL history to complete a 16-0 regular season, as the Patriots tied the NFL's all-time mark with 18 overall victories and set a league record for point differential, outscoring opponents by 315 points.
- Over the final seven games of the 2007 season, Thomas led the Patriots with six sacks and set a new career high with 2.5 sacks against Buffalo on Nov. 18.
- Thomas led the Patriots with two sacks in Super Bowl XLII against the New York Giants.
- From 2004-06, Thomas recorded more sacks than any other NFL linebacker, totaling 28.0 sacks over that span.
- Thomas enters the 2009 season having scored six career defensive touchdowns, including three interception returns and three fumble returns. His longest touchdown came in his second game with the Patriots when he returned an interception 65 yards for a touchdown against San Diego on Sept. 16, 2007.
- Thomas has been selected to the Pro Bowl twice - as a special teams player following the 2003 season and as a linebacker following the 2006 season. In the Pro Bowl following the 2006 season, Thomas started at outside linebacker for the AFC team (coached by Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick) and returned a fumble 70 yards for a touchdown in the game.
- In 2006, Thomas set career highs with 11.0 sacks and 106 tackles (75 solo) while starting every game on a Baltimore Ravens defense that led the NFL in allowing just 12.6 points per game.
- Thomas' 11.0 sacks in 2006 led all Ravens defenders and tied for the fourth highest total among all NFL linebackers. Thomas recorded a sack or shared in a sack in 11 of 16 regular-season games in 2006 and tallied at least one sack seven times in an eight-game span during the season.
- In 2005, Thomas started every game and set a Ravens franchise record by recording three defensive touchdowns (two fumble returns and one interception return), while leading the team with nine sacks and totaling 104 tackles (70 solo).
- Thomas became the first Raven to record three defensive touchdowns in a season in 2005.
- Thomas started all 16 games for the first time in his career in 2004 and responded with then-career highs in tackles (80) and sacks (8.0).
- Thomas played linebacker, defensive end and was a special teams ace, earning his first Pro Bowl nod in 2003. Saw action in 13 games, starting 11 while registering 34 tackles (26 solo), eight passes defensed, four sacks and a forced fumble. Also led the team with a career-high 23 special teams tackles and had a blocked punt in 2003.
- Thomas enjoyed a strong 2002 campaign as a starting defensive end, posting 68 tackles and three sacks. Also collected three forced fumbles, a fumble recovery and thencareer highs with two interceptions (one was returned for a touchdown) and 11 passes defensed. Finished third on the team with 15 special teams tackles.
- Thomas came into his own in his second year (2001), posting 37 tackles (29 solo), 3.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and eight passes defensed. He also tied for the team lead with 18 special teams tackles.
2009 (14/11/0/2): Started his 100th career game in the Patriots' 26-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons (9/27).
Buffalo (9/14): Started at outside linebacker in the Patriots' 25-24 comeback victory over the Bills ... Tied for the team lead with two quarterback hits ... Took down Trent Edwards for a 10-yard sack in the fourth quarter ... Broke up Edwards' pass intended for Shawn Nelson in the fourth quarter ... Tallied four tackles (3 solo). at N.Y. Jets (9/20): Started at outside linebacker and notched one solo tackle versus the Jets. Atlanta (9/27): Made his 100th career start, playing at inside linebacker in the Patriots' 26-10 victory ... Made a perfect read on a fourth-quarter swing pass from Matt Ryan to Roddy White, stuffing White in the backfield for a 4-yard loss ... Tallied four tackles (3 solo). Baltimore (10/4): Started at outside linebacker in the Patriots' 27-21 victory over the Ravens ... Tallied two tackles (1 solo). at Denver (10/11): Started at outside linebacker at the Broncos and made one tackle. Tennessee (10/18): Inactive. at Tampa Bay (10/25): Started at outside linebacker in the Patriots' 35-7 win over the Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium ... Registered one quarterback hit. Miami (11/8): Started at outside linebacker in the Patriots' 27-17 win ... Sniffed out a double-reverse play with an 11-yard sack of Chad Henne in the third quarter ... Dragged down Pat White for a 1-yard loss on a third-quarter carry ... Registered a pass defensed, breaking up a Chad Henne pass intended for Greg Camarillo in the first quarter ... Tallied a season high five tackles. at Indianapolis (11/15): Played in reserve at outside linebacker at the Colts ... Hauled down Joseph Addai for a 1-yard loss in the third quarter ... Tallied two tackles (1 solo). N.Y. Jets (11/22): Started at outside linebacker in the Patriots' 31-14 win over the Jets ... Hauled down Shonn Greene for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter on third and two, forcing a Jets punt ... Registered four solo tackles and one quarterback hit. at New Orleans (11/30): Played in reserve at outside linebacker and registered his third sack of the season at the Saints ... Knocked down Drew Brees for a 4-yard sack in the third quarter ... Tallied one solo tackle. at Miami (12/6): Started at outside linebacker at the Dolphins, making two solo tackles ... Stuffed Pat White for no gain on a third-quarter carry. Carolina (12/13): Inactive. at Buffalo (12/20): Started at outside linebacker in the Patriots' 17-10 win over the Bills ... Tallied three tackles (2 solo). Jacksonville (12/27): Started at outside linebacker as the Patriots clinched the AFC East title with a 35-7 win over the Jaguars ... Made one solo tackle, dropping Maurice Jones-Drew for no gain in the second quarter. at Houston (1/3): Played in reserve at outside linebacker at the Texans.
2009 Postseason (1/1/0/0): Baltimore (1/10): Started at outside linebacker versus the Ravens ... Made six tackles (4 solo).
2008 (9/9): Started the first nine games of the season before suffering a season-ending arm injury against Buffalo (11/9) ... Placed on injured reserve with an arm injury (12/5) ... At the time of his injury, his five sacks led the team ... Finished the season with 35 tackles (24 solo), five sacks, nine quarterback hits and four passes defensed ... Despite missing the final seven games of the season, his five sacks ranked second on the team (Richard Seymour, 8) and his nine quarterback hits placed third on the club (Seymour, 17; Vrabel 10) ... Led the team in tackles once (at SF) ... Tallied season high in sacks (2) and tackles (8) against St. Louis (10/26) ... Collected five tackles (4 solo) and one sack against Kansas City (9/7) ... Sacked Brodie Croyle for a 10-yard loss ... Bull rushed Leon Washington into Brett Favre, dragging him down for a 20-yard sack at the N.Y. Jets (9/14) ... Made four tackles (2 solo) with one tackle for a loss and picked up a pass defensed against Miami (9/21) ... Led the team with six tackles (4 solo) at San Francisco (10/5) ... Collected his third sack of the season, dragging down J.T. O'Sullivan for an 8-yard loss ... Added to his team-leading sack total with two sacks while making a season-high eight tackles (4 solo) against St. Louis (10/26) ... Had two sacks of Marc Bulger, each resulting in a 13-yard loss ... Tallied a season high two passes defensed at Indianapolis (11/2).
2007 (16/15/0/0): Played in all 16 regular-season games for the fourth straight season while making 15 starts in 2007... Made his Patriots debut in the team's 38-14 season opening win at the New York Jets on Sept. 9... Led the defense in tackles once (vs. BUF) and tied for the lead twice (vs. NYJ, vs. MIA) in 2007... Set a single-game career high with a 2.5-sack performance in the Patriots' 56-10 victory over the Bills on Nov. 18... Finished third on the team in tackles with 82 and tied for second on the team with 6.5 sacks in 2007.
at N.Y. Jets (9/9): Started at inside linebacker... Nearly intercepted Jets quarterback Chad Pennington on a pass intended for Jerricho Cotchery as he collected his first of two passes defensed... Collected six tackles (2 solo) in the 38-14 road victory. San Diego (9/16): Started at inside linebacker... Returned an interception of a Philip Rivers pass intended for Malcom Floyd 65 yards for a touchdown, the sixth defensive touchdown of his career, with 5:28 remaining in the second quarter... Wrapped up Chargers running back LaDainian Tomlinson for a 4-yard loss on a second-and-two during the third quarter... Registered five tackles (3 solo). Buffalo (9/23): Started at inside linebacker... Led the defense with nine total tackles (6 solo) in the Patriots' 38-7 victory over the Bills... Helped to stuff Buffalo quarterback Trent Edwards and then running back Marshawn Lynch for no gain on back-to-back plays as the Patriots defense hemmed the Bills in at their own 1-yard line and forced a punt in the second quarter... Credited with a pass defensed while dropping back in coverage on Bills wide receiver Peerless Price during the second quarter. at Cincinnati (10/1): Played in his 100th career game and started at inside linebacker... Registered his first sack in a Patriots uniform when he brought down Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer with teammate Jarvis Green for an 8-yard loss on third down to stop Cincinnati's opening drive, forcing a punt... Stood up running back Kenny Watson for a loss of a yard in the first quarter... Led the team in total tackles and in solo tackles with five, while registering a quarterback hit. Cleveland (10/7): Started at inside linebacker... Teamed up with Junior Seau to stuff Browns running back Jason Wright at the goal line on a third-goal-try at the Patriots' 1-yard line... Tallied five (4 solo) tackles... Recorded his fifth pass defensed of the season and trailed only cornerback Asante Samuel (6) for the team lead. at Dallas (10/15): Started at inside linebacker... Helped a linebacking corps that limited Cowboys' running backs Julius Jones and Marion Barber to just 99 yards on the ground with two tackles (1 solo) in the Patriots' 48-27 win. at Miami (10/21): Started at inside linebacker... Stonewalled Ronnie Brown on a run up the middle for a loss of two yards on a third-quarter run... Ranked second on the team with nine tackles, including a season-high seven solo tackles. Washington (10/28): Started at inside linebacker... Made two tackles (1 solo) in the Patriots' dominating 52-7 win over the Redskins. at Indianapolis (11/4): Played in a reserve role at inside linebacker in the Patriots' 24-20 comeback win over the Colts... Tracked down Joseph Addai for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter... Made two solo tackles. at Buffalo (11/18): Started at outside linebacker... Dragged down J.P. Losman for a sack and a loss of nine yards on the second play from scrimmage... Sacked Losman a second time, for a 6-yard loss with 14:18 remaining in the second quarter... Split a half sack with Tedy Bruschi as they converged on Losman for a loss of seven yards with 4:20 remaining in the second quarter... Batted down a Losman pass at the line on a third-and-12 try, forcing a Buffalo punt in the fourth quarter... Tallied three tackles (two solo). Philadelphia (11/25): Started at inside linebacker... Combined with Rosevelt Colvin to stuff Brian Westbrook for a 1-yard loss, stalling a third-quarter drive and forcing an Eagles' punt... Tallied five solo tackles. at Baltimore (12/3): Started at outside linebacker... Registered six tackles (3 solo) and a quarterback hit in the Patriots' 27-24 comeback win over the Ravens... Teamed up with Richard Seymour to drop Willis McGahee for a 1-yard loss in the first quarter. Pittsburgh (12/9): Started at outside linebacker... Brought down Ben Roethlisberger for a 2-yard loss and his fourth sack of the season in the fourth quarter... Recorded a pass defensed while breaking up a Roethlisberger pass intended for Hines Ward in the fourth quarter... Tallied five tackles (4 solo) in the Patriots' 34-13 victory over the Steelers. N.Y. Jets (12/16): Started at outside linebacker... Tied for the team lead with nine tackles and led the team with eight solo tackles, while tallying 1.5 sacks, a quarterback hit and two forced fumbles in the Patriots' 20-10 win over the Jets... Stripped Chris Baker of the ball, which Eugene Wilson recovered, on a pass over the middle in the third quarter... Stuffed Thomas Jones for no gain in the fourth quarter... Combined with Jarvis Green for a 1-yard sack of Chad Pennington in the fourth quarter... Collected a full sack with a 7-yard sack of Pennington later in the fourth quarter, while forcing the Jets quarterback to fumble the ball. Miami (12/23): Started at outside linebacker... Finished tied for the team lead in tackles with seven while registering a quarterback hit in the Patriots' 28-7 win over the Dolphins... Dropped Jesse Chatman for a 5-yard loss in the second quarter, helping to force a Dolphins' three and out. at N.Y. Giants (12/29): Started at outside linebacker... Contributed two tackles, one sack, one quarterback hit and one pass defensed as the Patriots became the fourth NFL team to complete its regular-season undefeated in a 38-35 comeback victory over the Giants... Chased down Eli Manning for a 14-yard loss on a third-quarter sack... Batted down a Manning pass intended for Plaxico Burress in the fourth quarter.
2007 Postseason (3/3/0/0): Jacksonville (1/12): Started at outside linebacker... Made one tackle and a quarterback hit with a pass defensed in the Patriots' 31-20 win over the Jaguars... Combined with Junior Seau to drop Fred Taylor for a 3-yard loss in the first quarter. San Diego (1/20): Started at outside linebacker... Made three solo tackles in the Patriots' 21-12 win over the Chargers in the AFC Championship Game. N.Y. Giants (2/3): Started at outside linebacker in Super Bowl XLII... Led the team with a two-sack performance in addition to racking up five solo tackles, two quarterback hits and one forced fumble... Sacked Eli Manning for a 7-yard loss while forcing a fumble in the second quarter... Got to Manning for a second time on a 1-yard sack in the fourth quarter... Teamed up with Ellis Hobbs to drop Brandon Jacobs for a 1-yard loss in the first quarter.
2006 (16/16, 1/1 - Baltimore): Voted a starter at linebacker in his second Pro Bowl (first selection as a linebacker - made it as special teamer in 2003) ... Also earned Associated Press first-team All-Pro honors, and was named to the PFW/PFWA All-NFL and NFL.com All-Pro teams ... Started all 16 games and established new career highs with 106 tackles (third on team) and 11 sacks (second on team) ... Also recorded nine passes defensed, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and an interception. Tampa Bay (9/10): Started at linebacker and posted seven tackles (5 solo), a quarterback hit and netted a special teams tackle in the 27-0 victory in the season opener. Oakland (9/17): Turned in a dominating performance in the 28-6 victory, posting 6 tackles (5 solo) ... Tied a career high with two sacks for 12 yards, including a safety (the Ravens' 1st safety since 2000) and an interception. Cleveland (9/24): Registered four solo tackles, a pass defensed and a 6-yard sack, helping the Ravens' defense hold the Browns to just 38 yards rushing in the 15-14 victory. San Diego (10/1): Started and posted eight tackles, including 7 solo and a tackle for loss in the 16-13 win. Denver (10/9): Started and had eight tackles and a sack. Carolina (10/15): Started and netted eight tackles (6 solo), a tackle for a loss, a 9-yard sack and a quarterback hit. New Orleans (10/29): Started and finished the game with six tackles (4 solo), including a 4- yard sack, three quarterback hits and two passes defensed in the 35- 22 victory. Cincinnati (11/5): Posted six tackles (5 solo), two quarterback hits and a 3-yard sack of Carson Palmer on the first defensive play. Tennessee (11/12): Tied for the team lead with a career-high 13 tackles and a 5-yard sack in the 27-26 victory. Atlanta (11/19): Tallied six tackles and two quarterback hits, helping hold the NFL's No. 1-rated rushing attack to its lowest total all season (104 yards). Pittsburgh (11/26): Notched four tackles, a sack and a fumble recovery, which he scooped up and raced 57 yards for the Ravens' fifth defensive touchdown of the season in the 27-0 win. Cincinnati (11/30): Posted four tackles, a pass defensed and two quarterback hits. Kansas City (12/10): Totaled six tackles (5 solo), a 10-yard sack and a quarterback hit in the 20-10 victory. Cleveland (12/17): Posted nine tackles (7 solo), a half a sack and two quarterback hits in the 27-17 win. Pittsburgh (12/24): Recorded eight tackles, three quarterback hits, two passes defensed and a half a sack. Buffalo (12/31): Posted three tackles (2 solo) and two passes defensed in the 19-7 win in the season finale.
2005 (16/16 - Baltimore): Started all 16 games and finished third on the team with a then career-high 104 tackles, a then career-high nine sacks for 75 yards, nine passes defensed, three forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries (two of which he returned for touchdowns) and two interceptions (one of which he returned for a touchdown) ... Also posted four special teams tackles in 2005 ... Became the first Ravens player to record three defensive touchdowns in a season.
- Recorded seven solo tackles, including two tackles for loss, a 7-yard sack and a forced fumble against Cincinnati (11/6).
- Shared the defensive game ball against Houston (12/4) as he tied a then career high with nine tackles (6 solo), two passes defensed and an interception, which he returned 20 yards for a touchdown.
- Notched eight tackles, an 11-yard sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery, which he returned 35 yards for a touchdown in the 48-3 win over Green Bay (12/19).
- Collected a then career-high with nine tackles, a fumble recovery, which he returned nine yards for a touchdown and a 9-yard sack in the season finale against Cleveland (1/1).
2004 (16/16 - Baltimore): Started all 16 games for the first time in his career ... Set a then career high with 80 tackles (48 solo) ... Finished second on the team with a careerhigh eight sacks for 28 yards ... Added an interception, five passes defensed and four forced fumbles ... Finished third on the team with 16 special teams tackles.
- Started and had three tackles (2 solo), three quarterback hits and three passes defensed, including an interception, in 30-13 win over Pittsburgh (9/19). Collected a special teams tackle.
- Recorded a then career-high nine tackles (5 solo), including one tackle for loss, and a special teams tackle against Pittsburgh (12/26).
- Posted seven tackles (4 solo),two forced fumbles and two sacks in the 30-23 victory in the season finale against Miami (1/2).
2003 (13/11 - Baltimore): Earned his first Pro Bowl nod as a special teamer standout ... Saw action in 13 games, starting 11 contests before being placed on Injured Reserve (12/17) ... Registered 34 tackles (26 solo), eight passes defensed, four sacks and a forced fumble ... Also led the team with a career-high 23 special teams tackles and had a blocked punt.
- Started at linebacker and amassed four tackles (3 solo) and three passes defensed in 44-6 rout over San Francisco (11/30). Added three special teams tackles and a 22-yard kickoff return.
- Started and had five tackles (4 solo), including two sacks for 12 yards and a forced fumble against Cincinnati (12/7).
2002 (16/12 - Baltimore): Saw action in all 16 games, starting 12 contests at defensive end ... Totaled 68 tackles (38 solo), three sacks for 20 yards, 11 passes defensed, three forced fumbles and a fumble recovery ... Collected two interceptions, one of which he returned for his first-career touchdown ... Also ranked third on the team with 15 special teams tackles.
- Started at defensive end in a 38-27 win over the Bengals (11/10), posting five tackles and a quarterback hit. Also had an interception, which he returned 25 yards for his first-career touchdown.
- Started at defensive end and collected four tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery in 27-23 victory over Cincinnati (12/1). Notched two quarterback pressures and provided a downfield escort, blocking for Chad Williams' then-franchise record tying 98-yard interception return for a touchdown. Made a game-saving pass defensed by batting down a Jon Kitna pass intended for Corey Dillon when the Bengals were on the Baltimore 10-yard line with 34 seconds remaining in the game.
- Registered six tackles (5 solo), a 7-yard sack, a pass defensed and a forced fumble against Houston (12/15).
2001 (16/2, 2/0 - Baltimore): Played in all 16 games with two starts at defensive end ... Posted 39 tackles (27 solo) and tied for team lead with three forced fumbles ... Tied for team lead with 18 special teams tackles.
- Started his first NFL game against Jacksonville (11/25) and recorded five tackles (4 solo), including a game-ending sack of Mark Brunell. Made a team-high four special teams tackles.
- Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week after recording eight tackles (5 solo), including 1.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and two passes defensed in 39-27 win over Indianapolis (12/2). Made two special teams tackles.
2000 (3/0, 1/0 - Baltimore): Played in three games and collected a tackle ...Did not play in one contest and was inactive for the other 12 games ... In the playoffs, notched a pass defensed and recorded a special teams stop.
- Made his NFL debut against Tennessee (10/22). The defense held the Titans to a Ravens' record-low seven first downs. Had an assist in three plays from scrimmage.
- Recorded a pass defensed and a special teams tackle in the Ravens' 16-3 AFC Championship Game victory over Oakland (1/14).
Twice named Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year at Southern Mississippi ... A gifted athlete who was highly recruited out of high school as a basketball player, Thomas was an effective pass rusher who recorded 34.5 sacks during his collegiate career to become the Golden Eagles' all-time leader ... School officials said he is the best defensive player to come out of Southern Miss, and the greatest all-around player since Packers QB Brett Favre ... Won Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year honors, and was a first-team All-Conference pick as a senior in 1999 ... All-America thirdteam choice by SportPage.com and Football News ... Had 67 tackles, including nine sacks for 65 yards and 16 tackles for loss ... Had two fumble recoveries, a forced fumble and four blocked kicks ... Earned first-team All-America honors by the American Football Coaches Association and third-team honors from Football News as a junior in 1998 ... Was an All-Conference USA first-team pick and Defensive Player of the Year ... Led the conference with 12.5 sacks, plus added 20 tackles for loss ... Recorded 71 tackles, five passes defensed and two blocked kicks ... All-Conference USA first-team pick by Football News as a sophomore in 1997 ... Earned Freshman All-America honors in 1996 from The Sporting News ... Only player in Southern Mississippi history to play both football and basketball.
Adalius Donquail Thomas was born on August 18, 1977 ... Prepped at Central Coosa (Equality, AL) High School ... Led the team to the state basketball title and was the leading scorer, rebounder, FG pct. leader and shot-blocker ... Named Alabama's Class 4A player of the year as a prep senior in 1995 after averaging 20 points a game and leading Central Coosa High School to the state title ... Had more than 300 yards rushing and receiving as a senior and scored 19 touchdowns as a tight end ... Was a Class 4A All-State linebacker ... Also scored four times on defense ... Established the Adalius Thomas S.L.A.S.H. (Sportsmen Lifting Academics & Sponsoring Hope) Fund ... Hosted his inaugural S.L.A.S.H. Golf Tournament on 5/10/04 to raise money for the Adalius Thomas Foundation ... Hosts a football camp in Mississippi each year ... Has also held an annual football camp in his hometown of Equality, Alabama ... Works with the Russell Medical Center in Alabama, which cares for patients that cannot afford treatment ... Works with his church youth group in Nixburg, Alabama, and developed funding for the program ... While at home in Alabama during the offseason, enjoys visiting with elementary school children ... Was a finalist for the Byron "Whizzer" White Humanitarian Award, given to the NFL player who best represents dedication to team, community and country ... In Nov. 2005, received an award from the Mentoring, Academics, Athletics in Partnership (MAAP) organization for his work in the Baltimore community ... During the 2007 holiday season, spent an afternoon at Children's Hospital Boston visiting patients ... In 2007 and 2008, joined teammate Randy Moss to host a "Kick Off The School Year Rally" in Dorchester, Mass., to distribute backpacks and school supplies for hundreds of children ... Supporter of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and the BELL Foundation ... Supporter of the Boston Centers for Youth & Families ... Is an avid chess player ... Adalius and his wife, Sheri, have a son, Devin Jamal Thomas (12/10/98), and a daughter Alana (7/7/04) ... Earned his degree in sports administration from Southern Mississippi.
- Adalius established the S.L.A.S.H. (Sportsmen Lifting Academics & Sponsoring Hope) Fund, which aims to enrich the lives of children and holds an annual golf tournament as a fundraiser.
- Adalius is a distant cousin of New York Giants defensive end Justin Tuck. Both grew up in rural Coosa County, Alabama.
- Adalius hosts a football camp in Hattiesburg, Mississippi each April.