Tony Adams was Riverside County Player of the Year as a quarterback at Ramona High School in 1967 and also played football at Riverside Community College. He then moved on to Utah State, where he was twice honored as NCAA Region VII Player of the Year. He played professionally in the World Football League, the National Football League and the Canadian Football League.
His finest year was in 1974 for the Southern California Sun, passing for 3,905 yards with 23 touchdowns and was one of three players selected MVP of the league. The following season, Adams began a four-year stint with the Kansas City Chiefs, succeeding Hall of Famer Lenny Dawson as quarterback. Tony then played 20 games over two seasons (1979-1980) for the Toronto Argonauts of the CFL, his best year being 1979, when he hit 241 of 394 passes for 2,692 yards with 13 TDs and 18 interceptions. Tony Adams finished his career with the Minnesota Vikings in 1987.