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Vernon Adams - No. 3
Eastern Washington Eagles
Quarterback - Junior
6-0 / 200
2013 Season StatsPassing StatsRushing StatsGames
Wk. OpponentAtt.Comp.YardsTDINTCarriesYdsTDsAvgResults
1 at Oregon State3023411401610726.7W 49-46
2 vs. Western Oregon24182985274506.4W 43-14
3 at Toledo4121326317200.3L 33-21
5 at Sam Houston St311935531113503.2L 49-34
6 vs. Weber State23161944196617.3W 41-19
7 at North Dakota3022307208500.6W 35-14
8 vs. Southern Utah35252983195806.4W 34-10
9 at Montana402745762101601.6W 42-37
10 at Idaho State442643251560012W 55-34
11 vs. Montana State18163004087619.5W 54-29
12 at Cal Poly2114224215-30-0.6W 35-22
13 vs. Portland St563445752102402.4W 42-41
15 vs. South Dakota St22122175082703.4W 41-17
16 vs. Jacksonville St29183242282202.8W 35-24
17 vs. Towson422839421116505.9L 35-31
   Totals:4863194994551513260544.612-3
QB Rating: 183.1
Player Background
*Dual-threat signal caller beats opposing teams with both his arm and legs. He finished second in the voting for the 2013 Walter Payton Award.
*Was named the Big Sky Conference offensive player of the year as well as the second-team All-American behind Payton Award winner Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois.
*Threw for 4,994 yards and 55 touchdowns, which both rank third all-time in the FCS, and rushed for 605 yards and four touchdowns for the Big Sky champion Eagles. His average of 9.0 yards per offensive play and 10.28 yards per passing attempt were FCS single-season records.
*Helped lead EWU to the FCS semifinals in both of his first two seasons in 2012 and '13. He threw for six second-half touchdowns in a loss to Sam Houston State in the 2012 semifinals.
*Finished sixth in the 2012 Jerry Rice Award voting for FCS freshman of the year.
*Hometown: Pasadena, California
All About The Defense
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111 TT, 68 Solo,
7 TFL, 1 SK,
3 INT, 6 PBU, 2 TD
(12 games)
107 TT, 42 Solo,
3.5 TFL, 1.5 SK,
2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 BLK
(11 games)
113 TT, 70 Solo,
2.5 TFL, 6 PBU,
1 FR, 2 FF, 1 TD
(12 games)
68 TT, 36 Solo,
20.5 TFL, 14 SK, 7 QBH,
1 INT, 2 PBU,
1 FR, 2 FF, 2 BLK
(12 games)
59 TT, 30 Solo,
18 TFL, 13 SK,
4 PBU, 13 QBH, 1 FF
(11 games)
101 TT, 47 Solo,
4 TFL, 1 SK, 1 QBH,
2 INT, 1 FF, 1 TD
(12 games)
40 TT, 22 Solo,
11.5 TFL, 6.5 SK,
1 INT, 2 PBU, 7 QBH
3 FR, 4 FF, 1 TD
(10 games)
26 TT, 16 Solo,
11 TFL, 6.5 SK, 1 INT,
5 QBH, 1 BLK
(10 games)
67 TT, 31 Solo, 19 TFL
8.5 SK, 2 PBU,
17 QBH, 1 FF
(11 games)
141 TT, 52 Solo,
17 TFL, 5 SK, 4 QBH,
1 INT, 5 PBU,
1 FR, 2 FF
(12 games)
110 TT, 36 Solo,
2.5 TFL, 1 SK,
4 INT, 8 PBU, 1 TD
(12 games)
120 TT, 59 Solo,
15.5 TFL, 9 SK,
5 PBU, 2 FF, 1 QBH
(12 games)
65 TT, 36 Solo,
15 TFL, 4.5 SK, 5 PBU,
5 QBH, 1 FR, 2 BLK
(11 games)
71 TT, 46 Solo,
15 TFL, 9 SK, 6 QBH,
1 INT, 4 PBU, 4 FF
(12 games)
116 TT, 84 Solo,
19 TFL, 7.5 SK,
1 INT, 5 PBU,
4 QBH, 1 FR
(12 games)
94 TT, 36 Solo, 12.5 TFL,
8.5 SK, 2 INT, 8 PBU,
5 FF, 2 FR,
10 QBH, 2 BLK
(12 games)
89 TT, 39 Solo,
5 TFL, 1.5 SK, 3 INT,
2 PBU, 1 QBH, 1 BLK,
3 FR, 1 FF, 1 TD
(12 games)
52 TT, 37 Solo,
15 TFL, 9 SK, 8 QBH,
1 PBU, 4 FF
(12 games)
66 TT, 33 Solo,
12 TFL, 3 SK, 5 PBU,
9 QBH, 1 BLK,
2 FR, 2 FF
(11 games)
18 TT, 15 Solo,
2 INT, 6 PBU,
1 TD, 206 Ret Yds
(9 games)
LEGEND: TT = Total Tackles, TFL = Tackles for Loss, FF = Forced Fumble,
FR = Fumble Recovery, SK = Sack, QBH = QB Hurry, PBU = Pass Breakup,
INT = Interception, BLK = Blocked Kick, TD = Touchdown,
TFL = 1/2 assist + solo, Solo = Solo Tackles
Repeat Winner
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Dino Babers, Eastern Illinois - No. 2-ranked Panthers captured the outright Ohio Valley Conference championship and its automatic playoff bid, beat FBS San Diego State and didn't lose to an FCS opponent. 2013 Records: 11-1, 8-0 OVC.

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Beau Baldwin, Eastern Washington - No. 3 Eagles won an outright Big Sky Conference title and its automatic playoff bid, and defeated FBS Oregon State. 2013 Records: 10-2, 8-0 Big Sky.

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Craig Bohl, North Dakota State - The 2012 Eddie Robinson Award winner guided the two-time defending FCS champion Bison to a perfect record in the regular season and an outright Missouri Valley Football Conference title, plus a win over FBS Kansas State. 2013 Records: 11-0, 8-0 Missouri Valley.

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Jamey Chadwell, Charleston Southern - Led the No. 23 Buccaneers to a school record win total in his first season at the helm, and only two years after the program suffered through a winless season. 2013 Records: 10-3, 3-2 Big South.

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Jack Cosgrove, Maine - Picked eighth in the CAA Football preseason poll, the 10th-ranked Black Bears won the conference title and its automatic playoff bid, beating FBS Massachusetts along the way. 2013 Records: 10-2, 7-1 CAA.

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Bruce Fowler, Furman - Picked seventh in the Southern Conference's two preseason polls, the Paladins earned a share of the title and collected the conference's automatic playoff bid. 2013 Records: 7-5, 6-2 Southern.

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Jay Hopson, Alcorn State - In his second season at Alcorn State as the only Caucasian head football coach in Southwestern Athletic Conference history, Hopson led a five-win improvement from 2012 and handed losses to the two conference championship game participants, Jackson State and Southern. 2013 Records: 9-3, 7-2 SWAC.

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Russ Huesman, Tennessee at Chattanooga - No. 21 Mocs earned a share of the Southern Conference title and beat FBS transitioning Georgia State. 2013 Records: 8-4, 6-2 Southern.

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Bobby Lamb, Mercer - Pioneer Football League team posted four- and five-game winning streaks on the way to setting an NCAA standard for victories by a first-year program (10). 2013 Records: 10-2, 6-2 Pioneer.

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Ed Lamb, Southern Utah - After being picked ninth in both Big Sky Conference preseason polls, the 22nd-ranked Thunderbirds tied the school record for wins in a season, earned their first playoff bid and beat FBS South Alabama. 2013 Records: 8-4, 5-3 Big Sky.

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Jimmye Laycock, William & Mary - The Tribe posted a five-win improvement from 2012 and spent time in the Top 25 behind one of the nation's stingiest defenses. 2013 Records: 7-5, 4-4 CAA.

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Joe Moglia, Coastal Carolina - After guiding the school's first playoff win last season, the second-year coach took the No. 10 Chanticleers back to the playoffs with the Big South Conference's automatic bid. 2013 Records: 11-1, 4-1 Big South.

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Joe Moorhead, Fordham - No. 9 Rams won their first 10 games, including against FBS Temple, and secured an FCS playoff bid as a Patriot League at-large selection. 2013 Record: 11-1.

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Mark Nofri, Sacred Heart - Playoff-bound Pioneers were picked last in the Northeast Conference, but improved by eight wins from 2012 - the largest increase nationally - while winning the title. 2013 Records: 10-2, 4-2 Northeast.

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Jim Parady, Marist - With a school-record eight wins, the Red Foxes earned a share of their first Pioneer Football League championship, only missing the playoffs on a tiebreaker. 2013 Records: 8-3, 7-1 Pioneer.

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Buddy Pough, South Carolina State - The No. 25 Bulldogs rebounded from their only losing record in Pough's 12 seasons to earn a share of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference title and a playoff bid. 2013 Records: 9-3, 7-1 MEAC.

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Rod Reed, Tennessee State - The No. 19 Tigers used a dominant defense to finish second in the competitive Ohio Valley Conference and earn their first playoff bid since 1999. 2013 Records: 9-3, 6-2 OVC.

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Ron Roberts, Southeastern Louisiana - After being picked fifth in the Southland Conference preseason coaches poll, the No. 7 Lions won the title for the first time and earned the automatic playoff bid during a nine-game winning streak. 2013 Records: 10-2, 7-0 Southland.

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Bob Surace, Princeton - The Tigers joined the Top 25 for the first time since 2006 while earning a share of their first Ivy League title since that season, smashing offensive records along the way. 2013 Records: 8-2, 6-1 Ivy.

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Matt Viator, McNeese State - No. 6 Cowboys have never had a losing record in Viator's eight seasons, and his Southland Conference squad beat FBS South Florida on the way to its first playoff bid since 2009. 2013 Records: 10-2, 6-1 Southland.

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Eric Wolford, Youngstown State - No. 17 Penguins from the Missouri Valley Football Conference ran off a six-game winning streak for their third consecutive winning season. 2013 Records: 8-4, 5-3 Missouri Valley.
Runaway Winner
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Kourtney Berry, Alabama State, Linebacker
11 games: 97 TT (51 solo), 11.5 TFL, 6 sacks, 1 INT, 3 PBU, 2 QBH, 2 FR

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Austin Black, Southeast Missouri State, Defensive Tackle
12 games: 52 TT (30 solo), 9.5 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 1 QBH, 1 BK

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Dillon Buechel, Duquesne, Quarterback
11 games: 217-of-373, 2,569 yards, 14 TD, 15 INT, 120.4 passing efficiency

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Tarik Cohen, North Carolina A&T, Running Back
11 games: 195 carries, 1,148 yards, 8 TD; 11 receptions, 152 yards, 1 TD

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Marcus Cox, Appalachian State, Running Back
12 games: 245 carries, 1,250 yards, 15 TD; 43 receptions, 559 yards, 6 TD

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Bentlee Critcher, Appalachian State, Punter
12 games: 51 punts, 45.9-yard average, 63 long, 15 inside 20, 18 50 yards-plus

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Lawrence Forbes, Morgan State, Punter
12 games: 52 punts, 43.8-yard average, 78 long, 15 inside 20, 11 50 yards-plus

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Matt Johnson, Charlotte, Quarterback
11 games: 223-of-371, 2,581 yards, 21 TD, 12 INT, 130.8 passing efficiency; 96 carries, 418 yards, 3 TD

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Javancy Jones, Jackson State, Defensive End
10 games: 48 TT (21 solo), 12 TFL, 5 sacks, 2 PBU, 2 QBH, 1 FF, 1 TD

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Cooper Kupp, Eastern Washington, Wide Receiver
12 games: 77 receptions, 1,378 yards, 18 TD; 121.2 all-purpose yards per game

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Christophe Mulumba, Maine, Linebacker
12 games: 105 TT (29 solo), 4 TFL, 1.5 sacks, 2 INT, 2 PBU, 1 FR

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RJ Noel, Sacred Heart, Quarterback
12 games: 167-of-315, 2,037 yards, 23 TD, 7 INT, 127.0 passing efficiency; 119 carries, 665 yards, 7 TD

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Donald Payne, Stetson, Safety
11 games: 113 TT (71 solo), 16 TFL, 4.5 sacks, 2 INT, 12 PBU, 3 QBH, 3 FR, 2 FF, 2 TD

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Peter Pujals, Holy Cross, Quarterback
10 games: 211-of-332, 2,261 yards, 19 TD, 8 INT; 136 carries, 469 yards, 8 TD

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Drew Reed, Lafayette, Quarterback
7 games: 112-of-152, 1,681 yards, 17 TD, 5 INT, 196.9 passing efficiency; 42 carries, 45 yards

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Martin Ruiz, Youngstown State, Running Back
12 games: 192 carries, 1,094 yards, 15 TD; 20 receptions, 256 yards, 2 TD; 132.1 all-purpose yards per game

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John Russ, Mercer, Quarterback
12 games: 121-of-233, 1,916 yards, 21 TD, 7 INT, 144.7 passing efficiency; 160 carries, 903 yards, 12 TD

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Marquis Smith, Savannah State, Linebacker
12 games: 124 TT (72 solo), 13 TFL, 1 sack, 1 INT, 1 PBU, 1 QBH, 2 FR, 2 TD

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Gage Steele, James Madison, Linebacker
12 games: 106 TT (43 solo), 5 TFL, 3 sacks, 5 PBU, 3 FF

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C.J. Williams, Bucknell, Running Back
10 games: 212 carries, 899 yards, 8 TD; 12 receptions, 130 yards, 3 TD; 102.9 all-purpose yards per game

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Jatavious Wilson, Central Arkansas, Wide Receiver/Kick Returner
12 games: 41 receptions, 409 yards, 2 TD; 11 carries, 88 yards; 19 kick returns, 30.6-yard average, 2 TD; 91.8 all-purpose yards per game