FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University of Arkansas wide receiver/punt returner Joe Adams has been named a second-team Walter Camp All-American, it was announced Thursday evening.
One of the most versatile and dynamic players in college football, Adams was tabbed as the second-team kick returner one day after being named SEC Special Teams Player of the Year. The Little Rock, Ark., native leads the country with three punt return touchdowns and an average of 16.19 yards per punt return. In addition to Arkansas, only two other teams in the country have returned three punts for touchdowns this season. Adams is the only player in the NCAA with rushing, receiving and multiple punt return touchdowns in 2011.
His career total of four punt return touchdowns is tied for the lead among all active players nationally and tied for fourth all-time in the SEC. Adams ranks tied for second on the SEC’s single-season punt return touchdown list, one behind the conference’s single-season record.
Adams is the first Razorback selected as a Walter Camp All-American since 2007. His inclusion marks the 18th time an Arkansas player has been on a Walter Camp All-America team.
Adams finishes his collegiate career Jan. 6 in the 76th AT&T Cotton Bowl Classic when the Razorbacks, who finished sixth in the BCS standings, take on Kansas State, which was eighth in the final BCS standings, inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The game will air on Fox beginning at 7 p.m.