16 - Vernon Adams
Vernon Adams
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Pasadena, Calif.
High School: Alemany HS '11
Position: QB
Experience: HS*

2012: Listed as a backup at quarterback on preseason depth chart. He will also be the backup holder for Jeff Minnerly on extra points and field goals. The Eagles used just two quarterbacks in the spring, and both had nearly identical statistics throwing the ball in EWU’s four scrimmages. Adams was 47-of-69 (68 percent) for 500 yards, no interceptions and three scores, and had a rating of 143.3. He also scrambled his way for 73 rushing yards to finish the spring as the team’s leading rusher. Junior-to-be Anthony Vitto completed 40-of-70 passes (57 percent) for 506 yards, three interceptions and six touchdowns, and had a passing efficiency rating of 137.6.

2011: Redshirted. Was selected as Eastern’s Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year. Was selected as the team’s offensive scout team player of the week once.

HS: Graduated from Alemany HS in 2011. In his final two seasons, he passed for 5,234 yards and 49 touchdowns, and rushed for another 1,263 yards and 19 more scores in leading Alemany to an overall record of 22-5. As a senior, he was selected the Serra League Most Valuable Player after leading the Warriors to the league title in 2010. He earned first team all-league honors for the second-straight season. Alemany won its first 12 games before losing its final game of the season, 28-21, against eventual champion Servite in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Pac-5 Playoffs. He passed for 2,901 yards with 27 touchdowns and nine interceptions, and had 896 yards rushing with 14 touchdowns. As a junior, he passed for 2,333 yards and 22 touchdowns, and also rushed for 367 yards and five scores. He led Alemany to a 10-4 record.

Personal: Education major. Born 1/3/93 in Pasadena, Calif. His parents are Vernon Adams and Desirae McWhorter.

 
 
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