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73 - Slade Adams
Slade Adams
Born: Aug. 7, 1990
Height: 6-6
Weight: 315
Year: So.
Hometown: Mt. Juliet, Tenn.
High School: Mt. Juliet
Position: OG
Major: Accounting

One of the strongest players on the roster, Slade returns to the starting spot at right guard and is earning preseason recognition...named to the preseason all-OVC squad and also singled out in numerous preseason publications...spent his first year at Tech as a redshirt member of the squad and showed tremendous progress, then filled the starting role like a veteran in 2009...excellent size...comes off the ball extremely well...excellent pass protection...worked at left tackle in his first year and moved to right guard in time to work at his now position during 2009 spring drills...worked extremely hard at learning his new position...has continued to develop his technique and strength.

AT TECH (In 2009):
Slade started at right guard and was a familiar face in the offensive line in 2009, starting all 11 games and bulldozing plenty of opponents...second-team all-OVC selection.

(In 2008):
Slade was on the roster as a redshirt in 2008 and worked with the Scout team at left tackle.

HIGH SCHOOL: Slade attended Mt. Juliet High School where he was named first-team Class 4A All-State, in addition to earning all-region honors and being named the Most Valuable Offensive Lineman in the region...second-team All-Midstate...a 2007 Mr. Football finalist and played in the Tennessee East/West All-Star game...among his numbers as a senior were 47 pancakes.

PERSONAL: The son of Steve and Sharon Adams...birthdate is August 7, 1990...full name is Slade Hunter Adams...majoring in accounting.