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09/06/2017

Josh Adams Press Conference - Georgia

Josh Adams spoke to the media the Wednesday before Notre Dame vs. Georgia

09/01/2017

Go Irish, Beat Owls

Notre Dame vs Temple Saturday, September 2nd Tune in @ 3:30 ET on NBC

08/30/2017

Josh Adams Press Conference - Temple

Josh Adams spoke to the media the Wednesday before Notre Dame vs. Temple.

08/21/2017

Highlights - 2017 Notre Dame Football New & Gold Game

Highlights from the 2017 Notre Dame Football New & Gold Game

09/30/2017

USATSI Gallery - Miami (OH) @ Notre Dame

USATSI Gallery - Miami (OH) @ Notre Dame

09/23/2017

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Michigan State

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Michigan State

09/16/2017

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Boston College

USATSI Gallery - Notre Dame @ Boston College

09/09/2017

Notre Dame vs. Georgia (USATSI)

The 24th-ranked Fighting Irish take on the No. 15 Bulldogs in the first regular-season meeting between the schools.

09/02/2017

Notre Dame vs. Temple (USATSI)

The Fighting Irish open the 2017 season by playing host to the Owls.

ADAMS' PLACE IN THE IRISH RECORD BOOKS
  • Single-Game Rushing Yards by Freshman (Nov. 28, 2015 at Stanford, 168, 1st)
  • Single-Game Rushing Yards by Freshman (Nov. 7, 2015 at Pittsburgh, 147, 3rd)
  • Single-Game Rushing Yards by Freshman (Nov. 14, 2015 vs. Wake Forest, 141, 5th)
  • Single-Game Rushing Yards by Freshman (Sept. 26, 2015 vs. UMass, 133, 9th)
  • Single-Season Rushing Yards by Freshman (2015, 835, 1st)
  • Single-Season Average Per Rush (2015, 7.1, t-5th)
  • Career Average Per Rush (2015-, 6.43, 3rd)
  • Career Rush Average Per Game (2015-, 70.7, 6th)
  • Career 100-Yard Rushing Games (2015-, 8, t-9th)

    ADAMS' HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Doak Walker Award Watch List (2017, 2016)
  • Maxwell Award Watch List (2017)
  • Notre Dame captain (2017)

    ADAMS' CAREER HIGHS

  • Points: 12, Virginia Tech, Nov. 19, 2016; vs. Texas, Sept. 5, 2015
  • Touchdowns: 2, Virginia Tech, Nov. 19, 2016; vs. Texas, Sept. 5, 2015
  • Rush attempts: 20, vs. Syracuse, Oct. 1, 2016; at Pittsburgh, Nov. 7, 2015
  • Rush yards: 180, at USC, Nov. 26, 2016 (17 carries)
  • Rush touchdowns: 2, Virginia Tech, Nov. 19, 2016; vs. Texas, Sept. 5, 2015
  • Long rush: 98 vs. Wake Forest, Nov. 14, 2015
  • Receptions: 4, Michigan State, Sept. 17, 2016
  • Receiving yards: 52, vs. Syracuse, Oct. 1, 2016 (2 receptions)
  • Receiving touchdowns: 1, at Texas, Sept. 4, 2016; at Pittsburgh, Nov. 7, 2015
  • Longest reception: 44, vs. Syracuse, Oct. 1, 2016
  • Total offense attempts: 20, vs. Syracuse, Oct. 1, 2016; at Pittsburgh, Nov. 7, 2015
  • Total offense yards: 180, at USC, Nov. 26, 2016 (180 rush, 0 pass)
  • All-purpose yards: 210, at USC, Nov. 26, 2016 (180 rush, 30 receiving)

    SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016)

  • Played in all 12 games and started nine contests (did not start vs. Texas, Nevada and Duke)
  • Led the Irish in yards per carry (5.9), rushing yards (933), rushing yards per game (77.8), carries (158) and ranked second in rushing TDs (5)
  • Fumbled just once in 179 touches (158 carries and 21 receptions)
  • First running back in school history that totaled at least 800 yards on the ground in each of his first two seasons
  • Averaged 103.4 rush yards/game and 7.5 yards/rush over the final five games of the season
  • Only three running backs in school history have rushed for more yards over their first two years in an Irish uniform (Allen Pinkett, 2,037; Darius Walker, 1,982; Autry Denson, 1,941)
  • Rushed for 100 or more yards on four different occasions (Nevada, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and USC), including each of the last two contests of the year
  • 52 of his 158 carries went for a first down or touchdown
  • Averaged 5.9 yards per carry on first down
  • Averaged 6.5 yards per carry on second down
  • Recorded 11 rushes of at least 15 yards and six carries of at least 20 yards
  • Three TD runs of at least 41 yards and two TD runs of at least 67 yards

    FRESHMAN SEASON (2015)

  • Played in all 13 games and started three contests (Wake Forest, Stanford and Ohio State)
  • Led the Irish in yards per carry (7.1), ranked second in rushing yards (835) and rushing yards per game (68.2), and ranked third in carries (117) and rushing TDs (6)
  • His 835 rushing yards are the most by an Irish freshman in school history (bested previous record held by Darius Walker, 786, in 2004)
  • Rushed for 100 or more yards in three of the team's last five games
  • Equaled school freshman record with four 100-yard rushing games (UMass, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest and Stanford)
  • Holds three of the top five and four of the top nine single-game rushing performances in school history by a freshman, highlighted by his freshman school-record 168 yards at Stanford (Nov. 28)
  • Set a Notre Dame record, and tied the NCAA freshman record, with a 98-yard TD run against Wake Forest (Nov. 14)
  • The 98-yard TD run was the longest play from scrimmage in the nation
  • Although did not meet the minimum of 10 carries per game (just 13 carries short) to be included in the NCAA leaders, his 7.14 yards per carry average would have ranked fourth in the nation
  • 32 of his 117 carries went for a first down or touchdown
  • Averaged 7.5 yards per carry on first down
  • Recorded 22 rushes of at least 10 yards and eight carries of at least 20 yards
  • Three TD runs of at least 60 yards and two TD runs of at least 70 yards
  • Scored a pair of TDs in his collegiate debut (Texas), including a TD on his first ever carry
  • Rushed for 168 yards on 18 carries at Stanford (Nov. 28), highlighted by a 62-yard TD run
  • The 168-yard effort bested the school freshman single-game record

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA:

  • Named to USA Today American Family Insurance All-USA Pennsylvania Football Team as offensive player of the year and running back
  • Selected as running back on Pennsylvania Football Writers Class AAAA all-state team
  • Philadelphia Inquirer all-Southeastern Pennsylvania second-team running back as senior
  • Rated 199th player nationally on Scout 300 list
  • Rated 18th running back nationally by 247Sports and 27th by Scout.com
  • Rated 290th player nationally on Tom Lemming's Top 300 list
  • Named to PrepStar All-East Region squad as running back
  • Rushed for 1,623 yards on 208 carries with 25 touchdowns and 7.8-yard-per-carry average as senior in 2014
  • First-team running back on all-Suburban One League Continental Conference team in 2012, 2013 and 2014
  • Rushed 257 times for 2,085 yards and 28 TDs as sophomore in 2012 as Central Bucks South finished 10-2 and advanced to Pennsylvania District 1 Class AAAA quarterfinals
  • Philadelphia Inquirer all-Southeastern Pennsylvania first-team running back as sophomore
  • Third-team Pennsylvania Class AAAA all-state pick as sophomore
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in psychology

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    Josh Adams
    Josh  Adams

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Warrington, PA

    High School:
    Central Bucks South

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 1/8 / 225

    Position:
    Running Back

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