He attended Henry Ford High School in Detroit.
He played college football as defensive back and linebacker for the from 1986 to 1989. He played professional football in the National Football League (NFL) for six seasons as a linebacker and special teams player for the New York Giants (1990–1992, Cleveland Browns (1992), Dallas Cowboys (1992–1993), Minnesota Vikings (1993–1994) and New England Patriots (1995). Abrams enrolled at the in 1985 and played college football for head coach Bo Schembechler"s Michigan Wolverines football teams from 1986 to 1989.
He began as a defensive back at Michigan and was converted to a linebacker in 1987.
He started nine games (seven at outside linebacker, two at inside linebacker) for the 1987 Michigan Wolverines football team Abrams was signed as an undrafted free agent by the New York Giants after the 1990 NFL Draft.
As a rookie he was a part of the Super Bowl XXV winning team He was a special teams player and a backup linebacker behind Lawrence Taylor and Carl Banks.
He appeared in 32 games, including two as a starter in place of an injured Banks, before being waived on August 31, 1992.
On September 1, 1992, he was claimed by the Dallas Cowboys to provide depth on the special teams units, before being cut on October 6. He was later signed by the Cleveland Browns where he played in three games. On November 9, he was claimed off waivers by the Giants after Taylor was lost for the year.
On November 21, he was released to make room for Ken Willis.
He began the 1993 season with the Cowboys, before joining the Minnesota Vikings for the last four games. The next year he appeared in all 16 games for the Vikings as a backup, while leading the team with 28 special teams tackles.
Abrams signed with the New England Patriots on March 1, 1995, appearing in nine games (one start) during the season. On September 10, 1996, he was released from the injured reserve list.
Abrams was a teacher and head coach at Southside High School.
He was the principal at Jefferson Davis High School and Montgomery High School.