After a long, drawn-out process, quarterback Vernon Adams can now officially start practicing with the Oregon Ducks. Adams let the world know through his Instagram page that he has fully graduated after finally passing a math test that had been holding up his ability to play with the Ducks.
After deciding to transfer from Eastern Washington nearly six months ago, Adams can finally now practice with Oregon, and plans to do so on Friday.
The 6’0″, 190-pound QB from Pasadena, California was an FCS All-American at Eastern Washington, while passing for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns in three years with the school.
But playing in the FCS division is a lot different than playing in the FBS division. Then again, as the AP reports, Adams thrived in two games against Pac-12 competition. He passed for 411 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 107 yards and two TDs in a 2013 win at Oregon State, and he threw for 475 yards and seven touchdowns in a 59-52 loss at Washington last season.
Adams gives coach Mark Helfrich at least some options at quarterback. Adams is expected to fight with Jeff Lockie for the right to be starter.
It should be interesting to see if Adams can excel in the Pac-12, as he has big shoes to fill with the departure of Marcus Mariota.