Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams to transfer to Oregon

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Vernon Adams to transfer from Eastern Washington to Oregon
Monday February 9th, 2015

Eastern Washington quarterback and two-time FCS All-America Vernon Adams announced Monday that he will transfer to Oregon

Adams, who is also a two-time runner-up for the Walter Payton Award for the most outstanding offensive player in FCS, will graduate from Eastern Washington in June, after which he'll report to the Ducks as a graduate transfer. 

"I love it here at Eastern, but this is what I've been dreaming about," Adams said.

Adams has had success against Pac-12 teams in the past. In 2013, he led the Eagles to a 49-46 upset of No. 25 Oregon State. In 2014, during a 59-52 loss to Washington, Adams threw for 475 yards and a school-record seven touchdowns. 

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Over his three-year career with the Eagles, Adams threw for 10,438 yards and 110 touchdowns, twice leading Eastern Washington to the FCS Playoff semifinals.

Oregon's quarterback last season, Heisman winner Marcus Mariota, declared in January for the NFL draft. 

UCLA and Texas had been previously reported to have interest in Adams as well. 

Adding a wrinkle to Monday's announcement is that Adams will face his old team in Week 1 when the Eagles play the Ducks on Sept. 5 in Eugene. 

"It's going to be so weird. Now they can finally tackle me," he told The Oregonian

- Will Green

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