June 16, 2010

Slade Adams named to preseason FCS All-America team

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech offensive guard Slade Adams has been recognized with selection as a preseason All-American. Adams, a sophomore from Mt. Juliet, Tenn., was the only offensive player from the Ohio Valley Conference named to either the first or second team. Four OVC players were listed on the defensive second team.

The Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) team was selected by the website Consensus Draft Services.com.

After spending the 2008 season as a redshirt, Adams moved into the Golden Eagle starting lineup last season and was an anchor in the offensive line, starting all 11 games and earning second-team all-OVC honors.

Outstanding at both pass protection and run blocking, Adams returns in 2010 for his second season in the lineup.

The son of Steve and Sharon Adams of Mt. Juliet, Tenn., he is majoring in accounting. He is a 2007 graduate of Mt. Juliet High School where he was a first-team Class 4A all-state selection.              

Adams and the Golden Eagles open the 2010 season Saturday, Sept. 4, at Arkansas.

ConsensusDraftServices.com Preseason FCS All-America Team

FIRST TEAM

OFFENSE

QB Scott Riddle, 6'1", 216, Elon
WR Simmie Yarbrough, 6'0", 195, Southeastern Louisiana (Jr.)
WR Dominique Barnes, 5'10", 181, Youngstown State
RB Devon Moore, 5'8", 200, Appalachian State
RB Chase Reynolds, 5'11", 195, Montana
TE Schuylar Oordt, 6'6", 246, Northern Iowa
OT Ben Ijalama, 6'3", 323, Villanova
OG Brant Clouser, 6'1", 290, Villanova
C Alex Verlanic, 6'2", 282, Montana
OG Pat Illig, 6'4", 330, Wofford
OT David Pickard, 6'4", 290, Southern Illinois (Jr.)
K Matt Blevins, Liberty (Jr.)
KR Mareo Howard, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Jr.)

DEFENSE

DE Christian Anthony, 6'4", 256, Grambling
DT Kendrick Ellis, 6'4", 340, Hampton
DT Ibrahiam Abdulai, 6'2", 310, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
DE Christain Clark, 6'2", 266, Sacramento State
LB J.C. Sherritt, 5'10", 222, Eastern Washington
LB Kadarron Anderson, 6'0", 235, Furman (Jr.)
LB Alex DiMichele, 6'2", 242, Robert Morris
LB D.J. Smith, 6'0", 225, Appalachian State
CB Korey Morrison, 5'9", 160, Alabama A&M
S T.J. Heath, 6'0", 170, Jackson State
S Mark Legree, 5'11, 203, Appalachian State
CB Josh Norman, 5'11", 193, Coastal Carolina (Jr.)
P Jonathan Plisco, Old Dominion (So.)
PR Alan Bonner, Jackson State (So.)

SECOND TEAM

OFFENSE

QB Jeremy Moses, 5'11", 200, Stephen F. Austin
WR Tysson Poots, 6'2", 205, Southern Utah
WR Mark Layton, 5'8", 175, Lafayette
RB Kyle Minett, 5'9", 215, South Dakota State
RB Jared Turcotte, 6'2", 232, Maine
TE Matt Tracey, 6'5", 240, Bryant
OT Will Rackley, 6'4", 310, Lehigh
OG Ryan McKnight, 6'2", 280, South Dakota State
C Bryan Boemer, 6'2", 305, Southern Illinois (Jr.)
OG Slade Adams, 6'5", 315, Tennessee Tech (Jr.)

OT Michael Booker, 6'3", 320, Northwestern State
K Ari Johnson, Grambling (So.)
KR Frantz Placide, Wagner

DEFENSE

DE Dain Taylor, 6'3", 242, Drake
DT Yaky Ibia, 6'2", 295, Towson
DT Brandt Thomas, 6'2", 297, Jacksonville State
DE Kenneth Charles, 6'2", 275, Stephen F. Austin
LB Mark Masterson, 6'2", 232, Maine
LB Matt Hansen, 6'0", 228, Rhode Island
LB Steven Cody, 6'0", 230, Princeton
LB Josh Bey, 5'11", 220, Tennessee-Martin
CB B.W. Webb, 5'10", 160, William & Mary (Jr.)
S Eugene Clifford, 6'2", 195, Tennessee State
S Michael Landers, 6'1", 210, Robert Morris
CB Anthony Johnson, 5'11", 205, Jackson State
P Pedro Ventura, Prairie View A&M
PR Terrence Holt, Austin Peay