New web site highlights exciting plays of the budding career of sophomore quarterback Vernon Adams
The accomplishments of Vernon Adams never get old. And they are just beginning for the football player with the new nickname, "Big Play VA."
The top plays and honors of the Eastern Washington University sophomore quarterback have been encapsulated in a new web site located at www.BigPlayVA.com. Adams and his teammates open their home schedule on Saturday (Sept. 7) against Western Oregon at 4:05 p.m. at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.
"We are extremely excited to be able to roll out this microsite housing all of the terrific plays and accolades that Vernon has amassed in the short time he has been on the field for us at Eastern," said Eastern athletic director Bill Chaves. "This site allows our fans to access directly this content without having to maneuver through multiple sites. Our University and athletic staff should be commended greatly for making this happen in such a short turnaround and we look forward to updating the site as the season progresses."
Featured are some of the top plays by Adams, including his incredible scramble and touchdown throw against Sacramento State on Oct. 20, 2012, which was one of eight finalists for the GEICO Play of the Year. His game-winning touchdown run against Oregon State on Aug. 31, 2013, is also on the site. He had a school-record of 518 yards of total offense in the 49-46 upset over the Beavers in only the fourth-ever win by a NCAA Football Championship Subdivision school over a ranked member of the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.
The many accolades Adams won as a result of the OSU victory are also featured, as well as an interview on the Jim Rome Show. His complete bio, statistics and information on EWU tickets and the Gateway Project are also prominent.
Adams, who is from Pasadena, Calif., and graduated in 2011 from Alemany High School, accounted for 78 yards during the monumental 75-yard game-winning scoring drive for the Eagles against the Beavers. Adams had 411 yards (17th-most in school history) and four touchdowns on 23-of-30 passing, and added 107 yards and two TD on the ground.
He broke the previous record for total yards of 493 set by Todd Bernett against Montana in 1994. His total was the FCS Week 1 high, as was his impressive 235.747 pass efficiency rating. He picked up where he left off last season when he had 364 passing yards and a school-record six touchdown passes in the second half alone of EWU's 45-42 loss to Sam Houston State in the FCS Playoffs.
Adams currently has a career passing efficiency rating of 170.0 (63 percent, 2,372 yards, 24 TD, 8 INT), which ranks as the school record. A year ago, Adams ranked fourth in FCS in passing efficiency (160.80), and was the only freshman in the top 24 of the rankings. His efficiency rating also ranked fourth all-time in school history. In nine games as a starter and three as a sub, he completed 60.9 percent of his passes for 1,961 yards, 20 touchdowns and eight interceptions for the Eagles, who were the 2010 NCAA Division I champions.
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