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Robert L. Adams

Robert "Tiny" Adams, Shippensburg University football's legend from the 1950's Rambo Raiders glory days, gave his all for Coach Vinton "Vint" Rambo.  From 1950 through 1954, Adams sent shivers down the spines of opposing teams. Blasting open holes in his opponents' defensive lines for Shippensburg's runner, blasting shut holes in opponents' offensive lines to stop their runners, and sacking quarterbacks, Adams led his teams to a winning streak of twenty games.
     Tiny Adams and his wife, Lauretta "Rita," realized the importance of higher education for students as well as the lessons of discipline and dedication that an athletic program, specifically football, provides. With that in mind, and to continue their tradition of philanthropy, the couple established this scholarship in 2018 to provide deserving student athletes with a chance of an education they might not have otherwise received. "I've been fortunate to have had people in my past who have inspired me and assisted me in my endeavors as a student and athlete at Shippensburg and later in my professional career," he says.  
Scholarships associated with Robert L. Adams
  • Robert "Tiny" Adams Football Scholarship