USF Football BIO
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Rodney Adams
Player Profile:
Rodney Adams 1816448
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Fla.
High School: Lakewood HS
Other College: Toledo
Experience: Transfer

2016 SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE RECEIVER
2016 BILETNIKOFF AWARD CANDIDATE
2015 SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE RETURNER/RECEIVER
SET USF SEASON RECEIVING RECORDS FOR:
       YARDS (822, 2015 & 2016), RECEPTIONS (67, 2016) & TD (9, 2015)

2ND ALL-TIME IN CAREER RECEIVING TD (16)
2ND ALL-TIME IN CAREER RECEIVING YARDS (1,967)
2ND ALL-TIME IN CAREER RECEPTIONS (135)
4TH ALL-TIME IN CAREER ALL-PURPOSE YARDS (3,459)

ADAMS’ CAREER HIGHS 

Receptions               9, vs. UCF (11/26/16)
Receiving Yards       147, vs. Temple (11/14/15)
Receiving TDs          3, vs. UConn (10/17/15)
Long Reception        84 (TD) vs. Florida State (9/25/16)
Rushes                     5, vs. WKU (12/21/15)
Rushing Yards          86, at Memphis (11/12/16)
Rushing TD              2, at Syracuse (9/17/16)
Long Rush                92 (TD), at Memphis (11/12/16)
Kick Return Yards    139, at Navy (10/31/15)
Kick Return Long      97 (TD), at Navy (10/31/15)
Kickoff Return Avg.   65.5, at Navy (10/31/15)
All-Purpose Yards     270, at Memphis (11/12/16)

2016: American Athletic Conference Second-Team selection…Set USF season receptions records with 67 on the year, passing the previous record of 62 set by Hugh Smith in 2002…his 16 career receiving TD finished one shy of the USF record of 17….822 receiving yards on the year matched his program-record 822 posted in 2015 …led USF and ranked fifth in the AAC with 1,592 all-purpose yards …tied for the team lead with five TD catches…fourth on USF’s career all-purpose yards chart with 3,459 yards…scored four touchdowns of 49 yards or longer on the year, including a 92-yard TD run at Memphis (11/12) that ranks as the longest in USF history…rushed for 236 yards (10.3 ypc) and five touchdowns…10 total TD scored ranked 10th in the AAC…helped the Gulf Coast Offense set school records with 77 touchdowns, 47 rushing touchdowns (second in the FBS), 3,714 rushing yards and 6,650 yards of total offense…posted a career-best nine receptions in a win over UCF (11/26)…generated a career-best 270 all-purpose yards and had a career-long 92-yard touchdown run in a win at Memphis (11/12)…set a career high with an 84-yard touchdown reception against Florida State (9/24) on the first play from scrimmage…passed the 100-yard receiving mark against ECU (113) and at Memphis (115)…has made 28 starts since his first season with the program in 2014… led the team with 22 kick returns for 534 yards (24.3 ypr)…named to the Biletnikoff Award Watch List prior to the season.

2015: Adams started all 13 games at wide receiver and has now started 16 games in his career…named to The American all-conference second team…named USF’s “Most Improved” player...set USF season records with 822 receiving yards and and nine touchdown catches…his 45 receptions rank eighth on the USF season chart...ranked second on the team with 1,369 all-purpose yards, including 466 yards on kickoff returns…led The American and ranked 6th in the NCAA averaging 29.1 yards per return, the third-best season mark in USF history...posted three 100-yard receiving games...scored a touchdown in seven of the last nine games on the year...caught six passes for 130 yards and a touchdowns, including a 53-yard scoring strike, in the Miami Beach Bowl...posted a career-high seven catches for 147 yards against Temple (11/14) and scored a touchdownd…recorded a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in a loss at Navy (10/31), the third-longest in USF history, to go with three catches for 86 yards…tied a USF game record with three receiving touchdowns (44, 29 & 44) at UConn (10/17) as he caught five passes for 118 yards…scored the game-winning touchdown at ECU (11/7) on 67-yard pass from Quinton Flowers with 4:40 to play, part of four catches for 95 yards…named to the American Athletic Conference Honor Roll after his 100-yard receiving performance at UConn…had a 67-yard touchdown catch on the first play of the game vs. Cincinnati (11/20), part of four catches for 91 yards.

2014: Played in 10 games and started three in his first season…finished third on the team with 23 catches for and second with 323 yards receiving and two touchdowns, including a 67-yard long…added five carries for 53 yards and a touchdown, including a 26-yard long…returned six kickoffs for 123 yards with a 37-yard long…had 498 all-purpose yards…made six plays of 20+ yards on the year…missed two games late in the season with an ankle injury…had three catches for 67 yards in his debut vs. Western Carolina (8/30)…had five games with three or more catches…made three catches for 49 yards vs. Maryland (9/6)…had a season-high four catches for 68 yards and a touchdown in a driving rain in a win over UConn (9/19)…made two catches for 68 yards and a touchdown at Cincinnati (10/24)…caught a 67-yard touchdown pass from Steven Bench in that game…ran twice for 33-yards and a touchdown at Wisconsin (9/27), scoring on a 26-yard end-around…lettered.

2013: Played in eight games in his true freshman season at Toledo…tallied two catches for 15 yards and ran once for five yards on the season…made one catch at Ball State and had one catch and ran once for five yards vs. Eastern Michigan.

LAKEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Corey Moore at Lakewood HS…earned first-team all-county and second-team all-state honors in both his junior and senior seasons...gained over 1,200 all-purpose yards as a senior...caught 25 passes for 841 yards as a junior...rated a four-star recruit by 247Sports.com...ranked as the No. 22 wide receiver in the country, according to 247Sports.com, and the No. 28 prospect in the State of Florida…member of Team USA in the USA International Bowl Game in Austin, TX...offers from Florida, West Virginia, Florida State, Miami (Fla.), Oklahoma, South Florida.

PERSONAL: Full name is Rodney Alan Adams, Jr...Birthdate: Sept. 15, 1994...the son of Rodney Adams, Sr. and Michelle Scott...has one brother, Antonio Blount...interested in majoring in business.

 Rodney Adams - USF Career Statistics
 
Receiving
Year GP-GS REC YDS AVG TD LONG
2013 (TOLEDO)
8-0 2 15 7.5 0 -
2014 10-3 23 323 14.0 2 67
2015 13-13 45 822 18.3 9 68
2016 13-13 67 822 12.3 5 84
TOTALS 44-29 137 1,982 14.5 16 84

 

 

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