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Tiger-Cats Acquire Quarterback Adams Jr. from Roughriders

February 5, 2018 - Canadian Football League (CFL) - Hamilton Tiger-Cats News Release

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Friday that the football club has acquired international quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. from the Saskatchewan Roughriders in exchange for international defensive end Charleston Hughes.

Adams Jr., 25, has suited up in 33 CFL games with the Montreal Alouettes (2016-17) and Saskatchewan Roughriders (2017), making three career starts in that span. Throughout his two-year CFL career, the 5-11, 200-pound native of Pasadena, California, has registered 43 pass completions on 78 attempts (55.1%) for 583 yards, four touchdowns and one interception, while adding 49 carries for 154 yards and five rushing touchdowns. He also attended rookie mini-camps with the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins in 2016.

Prior to turning pro, Adams Jr. spent his senior year in 2015 as the University of Oregon Ducks starting pivot, where he completed 168 of his 259 pass attempts (64.9%) for 2,643 yards and 26 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. He added 147 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 83 carries. Before his stint with the Ducks, Adams Jr. led the Eastern Washington Eagles offence for three seasons.

Over the course of his collegiate career, Adams Jr. threw for 13,081 passing yards and scored 136 touchdowns with a 35-9 record as a starter. He was a finalist for the Walter Payton Award in 2013 and 2014, an award given to the top offensive player in the NCAA FCS.

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