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What Were They Thinking? Thugs Try Carjacking NFL Lineman, Stab Him Instead, Flee with Nothing

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"I had an angel lookin out for me! I'll be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever."

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams (76) screams in pain during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Cleveland. Credit: AP

PITTSBURGH (TheBlaze/AP) -- Pittsburgh police say an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers is in stable condition after being stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking.

Police said 23-year-old Mike Adams—who stands 6' 7" and weighs 323 pounds—was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one armed with a handgun, while Adams was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday in the city's South Side district.

Pittsburgh Steelers tackle Mike Adams during practice at the NFL football training camp in Latrobe, Pa. on Sunday, July 29, 2012. (Credit: AP)

Adams told police the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.

Adams went into a nearby restaurant to seek help and was later taken to UPMC Mercy, where he had surgery for stab wounds to the abdomen and left forearm. Police said Adams' injuries were not life-threatening.

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Mike Adams (76) screams in pain during an NFL football game against the Cleveland Browns Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012, in Cleveland. (Credit: AP)

Adams tweeted: "I had an angel lookin out for me! I'll be ok just gotta fight to get back harder then ever."

He was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft and named the team's outstanding rookie, starting six of the 10 games in which he played.

Police said they were looking for suspects.

Here's the report from ESPN:

Watch as Adams learns he was just drafted by the Steelers:

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