Glenn Adams

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Glenn Adams – no, not that Glenn Adams – has earned his own way into the Ed Romance Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame. Glenn, the son of MCA legend Glenn “Bonesey” Adams, made his presence felt in his first varsity football game in 1971 by kicking a 20 yard field goal, allowing MCA to defeat Panther Valley 3-0 in the opening contest of the season. He would add field goals against Minersville, North Schuylkill, and Shikellamy that season giving him 4, the best ever season in MCA history. He would also kick 14 extra points and earned Reading Eagle Player of the Week honors.

1972 proved to be a banner year for the Red Tornadoes, as well as, Adams. Big Red would go 12-0, capturing both the Southern Division and Eastern Conference Championships. The 12 wins would be the start of a 25 game regular season win streak into the 1974 season. Glenn, again kicked 4 field goals during the season, including a school record 39 yarder against Shenandoah. He also made 43 of 53 extra point giving him a school record of 55 points scored via kicking in a season. His 57 career extra points at the time was the third best ever placing him behind Bob York and Wally Diehl. His 8 career field goals continues to stand as the MCA all-time record. Following the season, Glenn was named to the All-East Central Regional Football team.

Glenn continued kicking at Susquehanna University and Villanova University. He had a long of 48 yards and had a number of games with 3 field goals. He then received invitations to tryouts with the Atlanta Falcons, New York Giants, and Seattle Seahawks as a placekicker and punter.

Back at MCA, Glenn, with the guidance of Mr. Breslin, started a golf team and claimed the District IV Championship and participated in the PIAA State Championship at Penn State University.

In 1982, Glenn qualified for the PGA while a teaching pro at Radnor Valley Country Club and earned his Players Card for PGA Tournaments. He then participated in numerous PGA sanctioned tournaments and qualified for the U.S. Open.

Adams earned his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Villanova University in 1978. He was a prior realtor with Coldwell Banker Hearthside and is currently a realtor for Bonaventure Realty in Collegeville, PA. Despite his busy real estate career, Glenn finds time to be involved with community and professional organizations such as the Perkiomen Valley Optimists, The Helping Hand Society, and the St. Eleanor’s Church. He makes his home in Collegeville, PA with his wife Tammy and their two daughters, Cassandra (a freshman at Penn State) and Natalie (a junior at Springford High School.)

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