The Green Bay Packers signed G/T Adam Pankey to the active roster from the practice squad on Sept. 13, 2017.
Pankey, a 6-foot-5, 313-pound rookie out of West Virginia, was originally signed by the Packers as an undrafted free agent on May 5, 2017 …Played in 45 games with 36 starts while playing guard and tackle over four seasons at West Virginia…Made 11 starts in 12 games played as a senior in 2016, with two of the starts coming at G…Was named second-team All-Big 12 by The Associated Press and ESPN.com…Recognized as third-team All-Big 12 by Phil Steele’s College Football…Took part in the East-West Shrine Game in January 2017…Blocked for an offense that gained 6,312 yards, including 2,969 rushing yards on 574 attempts (5.2 avg.), and ranked second in the Big 12 in sacks allowed…Protected QB Skyler Howard as he threw for 3,328 yards and 26 TDs of 247-of-404 passing (61.1 pct.), with 10 interceptions…Blocked for Howard as he added 10 rushing TDs and 463 yards on 142 carries (3.3 avg.)…Opened holes for RB Justin Crawford, who gained 1,184 yards and four TDs on 163 attempts (7.3 avg.)…Blocked for Howard as he completed 20 of 33 passes (60.1 pct.) for 389 yards and five TDs with one INT vs. Youngstown State (Sept. 10)…Blocked for an offense that totaled five TDs and 332 rushing yards on 46 attempts (7.2 avg.) along with 318 yards and a TD on 21-of-31 passing (67.7 avg.), at Texas Tech (Oct. 15)…Paved the way for Crawford to run for 209 yards on 28 carries (7.5 avg.) in a win vs. Baylor (Dec. 3)…Started 12 games at G as a junior in 2015, missing one game due to injury…Blocked for a rushing attack that featured RB Wendell Smallwood and his 1,519 rushing yards with nine TDs on 238 carries (6.4 avg.)…Protected Howard as he completed 221 of 403 passes (54.8 pct.) for 3,145 yards and 26 TDs with 14 INTs…Blocked for an offense that produced 601 total yards vs. Maryland (Sept. 26) and opened holes for Smallwood to score a TD and gain 147 yards on 22 attempts (6.7 avg.)…Part of a line that blazed the path for three 100-yard rushers at Kansas (Nov. 21) as the offense averaged 7.2 yards per play…Started all 13 games at LT as a sophomore in 2014, leading the team in offensive snaps played with 1,092…Protected QB Clint Trickett as he completed 281 of 419 passes (67.1 pct.) for 3,285 yards and 18 TDs with 10 INTs…In the first start of his career, was part of a line that gave Trickett time to complete 29 of 45 passes (64.4 pct.) for 365 yards and a TD vs. Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (Aug. 30)…Helped protect Trickett as he threw for 511 yards and four TDs on 37-of-49 passing (75.5 pct.) with one INT at Maryland (Sept. 13)…Appeared in eight games on special teams and as a reserve offensive lineman as a redshirt freshman in 2013…Part of a line that blocked for RB Charles Sims to run for 1,095 yards and 11 TDs on 208 attempts (5.3 avg.), the first 1,000-yard rusher for West Virginia in four seasons…Saw the first action of his career in an upset win vs. Oklahoma State (Sept. 28)…Helped open holes for Sims to total 24 carries for 154 yards (6.4 avg.) and a TD at Texas Christian (Nov. 2)…Earned his degree in multidisciplinary studies…Attended Hamilton (Ohio) High, lettering three years in football, two years in basketball and three in track and field...Was selected first-team All-Greater Miami (Ohio) area three times and Division I third-team All-Ohio as a senior…Played guard and tackle in high school…Visited children in the hospital while in college…Single, lives in Hamilton, Ohio…Nickname is “Pank”…Given name Adam Leon Pankey; born in Hamilton, Ohio.