Oregon Ducks quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. is headed to the East West Shrine Bowl, essentially college football’s all-star game. Adams reported the exciting news on his personal Twitter.
A graduate transfer from Eastern Washington, Adams’ lone FBS season wasn’t exactly ideal due to his suffering a broken right index finger early in the year. Adams eventually found his form and threw for 2,446 yards and 25 touchdowns while adding 155 yards and two scores on the ground, but Oregon went 9-3 (7-2 Pac-12) and was out of the playoff picture by Week 4. Considering how Adams threw for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns while rushing for 1,205 and 11 in three years at Eastern Washington, one can see how his one year at Oregon could be considered at least a little disappointing.
But that still doesn’t take away from the fact that Adams is still a talented quarterback who, for all intents and purposes, had a pretty good year. When push comes to shove, he deserves some NFL consideration and a strong performance in the Shrine Bowl should provide plenty of that.
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