Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams, a redshirt sophomore wide receiver from Palo Alto High, has been named the winner of the 2013 Paul Warfield Award, the Touchdown Club of Columbus announced.
Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams is the winner of the 2013 Paul Warfield Award. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.
The 59th Touchdown Club of Columbus Awards banquet is slated for Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 in Columbus, Ohio.
Adams is the national leader in receptions (122) and touchdown catches with 23, which is eight more than any other FBS receiver. He ranks No. 2 nationally in receiving yards (1,645). Adams is one of only two players this century to have two games in the same season with over 200 yards receiving and four touchdown catches.
He has caught a nation's-best 10 or more passes in six games this year and also has seven 100-yard receiving games. With one game remaining, Adams is four touchdowns shy of tying the FBS record for TD receptions in a season of 27, held by Louisiana Tech's Troy Edwards.
In just two seasons, Adams has amassed 224 receptions for 2,957 yards and 37 touchdowns.
Adams was named to the first team on the All-Mountain West honor squad. Adams and the Bulldogs (11-1) will face USC in the Royal Purple Las Vegas Bowl on Dec. 21.
Gunn senior Sarah Robinson earned All-American status after finishing 11th in the girls' race at the Nike Cross Nationals last weekend at the Portland Meadows Race Track in Oregon.
Robinson clocked 17:51.8 over the loop course that featured a number of obstacles in addition to freezing weather. She wound up as the No. 3 runner from California, trailing third-place Sarah Baxter of Simi Valley (16:57.8) and fourth-place Fiona O'Keefe of Davis (17:31.1).
On Monday, Robinson was named to a second All-American team -- in soccer. She was one of 38 girls (and one of three repeaters) on the 2013 Youth All-America Team selected by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Robinson plays for the Mountain View/Los Altos (MVLA) Lightning soccer club.
"I will wager that there is no one else in the country who was named both All-American in soccer and cross country in the same week," said Gunn cross-country coach PattiSue Plumer. "I imagine that there are other two-and three-sport athletes out there, but to earn those distinctions at the same time is truly remarkable."