Before reuniting on the Las Vegas Raiders this offseason, Davante Adams and Derek Carr were together at Fresno State in college.
As Adams revealed in a feature story from ESPN's Tim Keown, the duo "almost died together" before making the NFL.
Almost 10 years ago, Adams went whitewater rafting on the Upper Kings River in the southern Sierra Nevada with Carr and his girlfriend (now wife), Heather. They were led by guide Ryan Soares, who repeatedly told them to keep paddling so the boat doesn't flip over.
Adams and Carr stopped paddling long enough for them all to fall out of the raft.
"So there they were, in nature's washing machine, bobbing in the churning froth, all those liquid basketballs pummeling them without mercy, their heads surfacing just long enough to steal a breath before being dragged under all over again," Keown wrote.
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