Former Eastern Washington Eagles quarterback Vernon Adams will take over the reigns for the Oregon Ducks, who lost Heisman trophy winner Marcus Mariota to the Tennessee Titans.
The decision by the coaching staff also means putting junior Jeff Lockie on the back burner.
Vernon Adams listed as the No. 1 QB on the Ducks' depth chart. #GoDucks
— Kristen Rodgers (@KristenERodgers) August 28, 2015
Vernon Adams named starting QB for Oregon
He posted a 99 QBR vs Oregon State in 2013 and a 95 against Washington in 2014
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) August 28, 2015
Vernon Adams will find his targets in wide receivers Byron Marshall (2014 – 74 receptions, 1,003 yards, 6 TD) and Dwayne Standford (43 receptions, 639 yards, 6 TD).
Standing alongside Oregon’s new playmaker will be Royce Freeman, who rushed over 1,300 yards and met the endzone 18 times.
Coincidentally enough, the Oregon Ducks’ first match-up is with Eastern Washington on Sept. 5 at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Vernon Adams Career Stats – Eastern Washington
131 completions, 1,961 yards, 20 TD, 8 INT
319 completions, 4,994 yards, 55 TD, 15 INT
251 completions, 3,483 yards, 35 TD, 8 INT
Oregon’s depth chart can be viewed here.
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