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Paly grad Adams nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

 

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams from Palo Alto High is one of five nominees for the NFL's Rookie of the Week award for Week 6 after helping the Packers pull off a big win over the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.

Adams caught six passes for 77 yards in a 27-24 the victory over host Miami, none more important than the 12-yard gain on quarterback Aaron Rodgers' fake spike play in the waning moments.

Adams got the ball down to the Miami 4-yard line and got out of bounds to stop the clock with six seconds left. Rodgers hit tight end Andrew Quarless for the winning touchdown on the next play.

The other Rookie of the Week nominees are Chargers RB Branden Oliver, Browns RB Isaiah Crowell, Broncos CB Bradley Roby and 49ers CB Dontae Johnson.

Adams ranks third on the team with 16 catches for 167 yards and one touchdown. He's averaging 10.4 yards per catch. He trails only Jordy Nelson (43 catches, 632 yards) and Randall Cobb (29 for 331).

Fans can vote for Adams at www.nfl.com/rookies through Friday at 2 p.m. CT.

Volleyball

Palo Alto High grad Melanie Wade is helping the University of Washington women's team remain undefeated this season.

Wade, a junior, had five kills, hit .308, with two digs and eight block assists in a 21-25, 25-17, 25-20, 25-16 victory over Oregon last weekend. The Huskies improved to 6-0 in the Pac-12 and 17-0 overall.

Earlier, Wade had three kills with four digs and four block assists in a 25-21, 25-20, 23-25, 25-13 triumph over Oregon State.

Washington remains tied with Stanford (6-0, 16-0) in the Pac-12 race. The teams meet only once during the regular season, set for Nov. 26 in Seattle.

In the Ivy League, Yale (4-1, 8-6) moved into a tie for first place with Princeton (4-1, 9-6) with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-12 victory on Saturday. Sacred Heart Prep grad Sarah Daschbach had 16 digs for the losing Tigers.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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Posted by Sports fan
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

The guy pictured is number 18, Randall Cobb. Otherwise, great news about a deserving Paly alum!


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Posted by MENLO
a resident of another community
on Oct 14, 2014 at 11:05 am

Davante Adams not Dante Adams


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Posted by EPA
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2014 at 7:18 am

I think the article should note that Davante is from East Palo Alto and attended Palo Alto High School.


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Posted by Jim
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 15, 2014 at 9:09 am

For EPA.......First graph says: Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams from Palo Alto High


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Posted by Chris Zaharias
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 15, 2014 at 11:47 am

Chris Zaharias is a registered user.

Did he play on the PA Knights as a child?


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:01 pm

Jim, it doesn't matter what it says when it's wrong. Davante is from East Palo Alto.


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Posted by Misspbee
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Oct 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Ok ok people...I'm his mom and he is from Palo Alto and yes he did play for the Palo Alto Knights years ago. His dad is from EPA just to set the record straight. But who cares, can we all the wish him luck and support my hometown son. Thanks in advance folks.


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Posted by palo alto parent
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 19, 2014 at 5:17 pm

@Misspbee - my daughter attend middle and high school with your son, he is a very nice young man. And as for today - can you say touchdown? Congrats to Davante and his fellow Packers on their win today. It has been fun to watch him play!


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