Sports

Huge game earns Paly grad Adams another football honor

Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams of Fresno State has been named the Mountain West Conference's Offensive Player of the Week for the second time this football season.


Palo Alto High grad Davante Adamas had four TD catches and 221 receiving yards. Photo courtesy Fresno State Athletics.
In Fresno State's 38-14 win over visiting UNLV on Saturday Adams tied the school record with four touchdown catches and also equaled the conference single-game record as he helped propel the 'Dogs past the Rebels.

Adams also had a fifth TD reception nullified by a pass interference call.

"The official called it, so I guess I did," Adams said. "I don't know if I agree with the call, but that is what refs are for. I would've liked to have had the record. But in the end, I would much rather get a victory and come out and see my team happy and singing in the locker room, than getting the record."

Adams, a redshirt sophomore, now shares the record with BYU's Luke Ashworth (Nov. 13, 2010 at Colorado State) and Utah's Travis LaTendresse (Dec. 29, 2005 vs. Georgia Tech).

Adams caught eight passes in the game for a career-high 221 yards and became the first Bulldog to surpass the 200-yard mark since Rodney Wright did so in 2001. The 221 receiving yards are the most by a Mountain West player since San Diego State's DeMarco Sampson recorded 257 yards at Colorado State on Oct. 24, 2009.

The fact UNLV played one-on-one coverage on Adams certainly helped the Bulldogs.

"If they are going to continue to put people on me or cover one-on-one, I am just going to keep doing what I do," Adams said.

Adams and the Bulldogs got off to a fast start Saturday night as Derek Carr connected with Adams on a 75-yard TD pass on the first play from scrimmage, the longest play from scrimmage this season for the 'Dogs.

Adams wound up with three touchdowns on four receptions for 146 yards in the first half which made back-to-back games the sophomore receiver would open a first half with three TD receptions.

With now 25 career touchdown catches in only 19 career games, Adams tied the school record for career touchdown receptions that he now shares with Bernard Berrian (1999-03), Charlie Jones (1992-95) and Henry Ellard (1979-82).

Adams will look to break the all-time career TD mark this Saturday when Fresno State (6-0, 3-0 MW), ranked No. 17 in the first BCS Standings this week, travels to San Diego State (3-3, 2-0 MW). Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Matt Burkholder of GoBulldogs.com

Comments

 +   Like this comment
Posted by Momma one5
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 21, 2013 at 7:06 pm

That my baby boy! May god continue to bless you


 +   Like this comment
Posted by former paly parent
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Oct 22, 2013 at 8:36 am

Congrats to Davante! A great football player and a very nice young man.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by Bill Thompson
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 22, 2013 at 1:51 pm

Congratulations and continued success to this great football player and better young man.


 +   Like this comment
Posted by menlo
a resident of Menlo Park
on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Way to represent...go Davante.great job Pam


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Sneak peek: Bradley's Fine Diner in Menlo Park
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 3,366 views

Marriage Underachievers
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,664 views

Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
By Douglas Moran | 13 comments | 1,611 views

A Surprise!
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,545 views

It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday!
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 832 views