Adams Named to FWAA Freshman All-America Team

Jan. 7, 2013

By Jason Clay

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The 12th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team was released on Monday and Fresno State redshirt freshman wide receiver Davante Adams was selected to its 30-man roster.

Adams was one of three freshmen from the Mountain West that was selected to the FWAA Freshman All-America Team and the only player on the offensive side of the ball. Boise State defensive lineman Samuel Ukwuachu and Colorado State linebacker Cory James joined Adams on the list.

Finishing the 2012 season with 102 receptions for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns, Adams collected a number of other accolades for his standout season on the gridiron.

He was named the Mountain West Freshman of the Year and was named to Phil Steele's All-America fourth-team. Adams was also selected to the Freshman All-America teams put out by, the Sporting News and by Phil Steele.

Adams was an unanimous first-team All-Mountain West selection, becoming the first MW freshman and second wide receiver in conference history to be selected to the first-team unanimously. He is just the second freshman wide receiver in MW history to be named to the first-team.

After catching 13 passes for 144 yards and one touchdown against SMU on Dec. 24, Adams was named the Bulldogs' MVP of the Sheraton Hawai'i Bowl.

His 102 receptions on the season are the second-most in Fresno State history and the fourth-most in Mountain West history. He set new freshman records at both Fresno State and in the MW in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

Adams' 14 touchdown receptions are the second most in Fresno State history and the third most in MW history regardless of class. He caught a TD pass in each of the last eight games of the season, setting a new league record while tying the Fresno State record set by Henry Ellard in 1982.

The FWAA Freshman All-America team and coach, who went to Ohio State's Urban Meyer, are selected by an 11-person panel of nationally-prominent writers led by Mike Griffith of the MLive Media Group.

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