Hugh Adams was one reason for Florida State’s early success in football. Captain of the 1949 Seminoles, Adams was his squad’s most valuable player. On teams that went 16-2 in 1948 and 1949, he played both offensive and defensive tackle. Adams was chosen Little All-American in 1948 and 1949, the first Seminole football player to receive national recognition. After graduation Adams was an FSU assistant football coach and assistant dean of men at Florida State. He received his Ph.D. from FSU and became Lee County Superintendent of Schools, later serving as President of Broward Community College. As a fine athlete and educational leader, Hugh Adams brought great honor to his alma mater.