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

After proving himself as an outstanding lineman for the past two seasons, Slade heads into his senior year with the potential to receive additional post-season recognition... sat out the 2012 spring season rehabing a knee injury... expected to make a full recovery... an all-OVC selection as a freshman, anchored a veteran offensive line in 2011...one of the strongest players on the roster...will return to the starting spot at right guard...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 protector...worked at left tackle in his first year and moved to right guard in time to work at his new position during 2009 spring drills... named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll for the 2010 spring semester.

AT TECH (In 2011): Appeared in all 11 games for the Golden Eagles as a offensive lineman, starting 10... expected to continue to be a dominant presence on the Tech O-Line.

AT TECH (In 2010): Slade was the starter at right guard for all 11 games in 2010, including the contest at Austin Peay just days after the death of his mother...received the team's inaugural Most Valuable Offensive Lineman award.

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.

AT TECH (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 the late Sharon Adams...birthdate is August 7, 1990...full name is Slade Hunter Adams...majoring in interdisciplinary studies.