Adams Named Semifinalist for Campbell Trophy

Adams is one of 47 FBS players named a semifinalist

Sept. 30, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State senior long snapper Corey Adams was named a semifinalist for the 2010 William V. Campbell Trophy, The National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame (NFF) has announced.

The Campbell Trophy, formerly known as the Draddy Trophy, is presented to the player with the best combination of academics, community service, and on-field performance, thus being considered the “Academic Heisman Trophy.”

Adams, who is also a semifinalist for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, is one of 121 players across the country, including 47 from the Football Bowl Subdivision, that was named a semifinalist. The honor also marks the second straight season a Wildcat has been named a semifinalist for the award following Jeron Mastrud’s distinction in 2009.

Adams, a native of Monument, Colo., has seen time in every contest in his three-plus years in Manhattan. One of the top long snappers in the country, he has been perfect on 399 combined field goal/PAT and punt snaps in his career, including 43 this season, while he was named K-State’s special teams player of the year in 2009.

Off the field, Adams is a two-time First Team Academic All-Big 12 selection as a sophomore and junior. A marking major, who is also earning a minor in leadership studies, Adams holds a 3.317 cumulative GPA. He has been involved with a wide variety of community service activities, including Senior Cats, Junior Cats, Haiti Relief truck loading, TAPS program with Fort Riley, Special Olympics and cleanup after a tornado damaged a Manhattan neighborhood in the summer of 2008.

Kansas State hosts No. 6 Nebraska next Thursday in a nationally-televised 6:30 p.m. contest on ESPN. All reserved seating in Bill Snyder Family Stadium has been sold out for the game. However, a limited number of general admission tickets for seating on the grassy hill in the northeast corner of the stadium have been made available for purchase. Those tickets, priced at $75, can only be purchased in person at the K-State Athletics Ticket Office at Bramlage Coliseum during regular business hours of 8:30 a.m., to 5:30 p.m.