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16  Brian Adams
Brian Adams

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Gainesville, Ga.

High School:
South Forsyth

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 220

Position:
OF

B/T:
R/R


09/20/2012

Recapping the 2012 UK Baseball MiLB Season

31 Former Wildcats Finish 2012 Professional Season in Minor Leagues

07/18/2012

Summer Notebook: Reida Collects Five-Hit Game

UK Baseball Summer Notebook: Alex Meyer Dazzles in Return to Lexington, Promoted

06/08/2012

Five Signees Picked in 2012 MLB Draft

School-Record Nine UK Players Picked During the 2012 MLB Draft

06/06/2012

Alex Phillips Drafted by Tigers in the 21st Round

UK Senior Southpaw Picked in 21st round of MLB Draft by Detroit Tigers

06/06/2012

Baseball Draft Roundup

Adams, Maile, Rogers drafted

• 45th round draft pick in 2009 (Reds)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2010)
• SEC Academic Honor Roll (2011)
• SEC's top athlete (Baseball America, 2012 preseason)

Outlook
One of the top athletes in college baseball, is a scholarship wide receiver for the Wildcats on the gridiron and a raw talent on the diamond ... Named the best athlete in the talent-laden SEC in the preseason by Baseball America ... Served as UK's primary starter in centerfield as a sophomore, despite missing a large portion of the year due to spring football practice ... Starred in UK's spring football game, catching seven balls for 121 yards and two touchdowns in the afternoon, before starting in centerfield for UK later that night against No. 12 Arkansas ... Best weekend of his career came in a three-game series at Georgia in 2010, where he led UK to a 14-11 win in the finale with four hits, a triple, homer and six RBI ... Had a dangerous blood clot in his arm during the 2009 summer, which he credits UK football trainer Jim Madaleno as saving his life ... Redshirted 2009 football season while rehabbing, joining the UK baseball team in 2010.


Brian Adams

Football (2011)
Emerged as one of UK's main receivers in the playing rotation, seeing action in 11 of UK's 12 games with one start at No. 13 Georgia ... Caught five balls for 46 yards on the year ... Also excelled on special teams, seeing time on kick and punt coverage ... Recorded one tackle at Vanderbilt on kickoff ... Caught one pass in the season-opener against Western Kentucky at the Tennessee Titans LP Field ... Hauled in a 12-yard catch against in-state rival Louisville ... Recorded a career-high two catches for 15 yards against Mississippi State, including a crucial fourth-down grab ... Charted one catch for 15 yards in a win over Ole Miss.

2011
After emerging as UK's everyday centerfielder as a freshman in 2010, started 39 games and played in 41, while splitting time with the football team as a scholarship wide receiver ... Batted .288 (36-for-125) with eight doubles, one triple, two homers and 13 RBI, stealing nine bases ... Was UK's leading hitter in non-conference play, batting .420 (29-for-69) in 21 games, with seven doubles, one homer and 11 RBI ... In 24 games at Cliff Hagan Stadium, batted .311 (23-for-74) with six doubles, one homer and 10 RBI ... Started 17 of UK's 18 games in March, batting .321 (17-for-53) ... Was one of UK's top hitters with two strikes, totaling 16 hits ... Had a wild Saturday during the Arkansas series, catching seven passes for 121 yards and two touchdowns, before hustling across the street to start in centerfield for UK in the nightcap of a doubleheader ... Collected a season-high three hits in a start against Illinois-Chicago and at Western Kentucky ... Belted first career homers against Xavier and at Ole Miss ... Homer against Ole Miss came against flame-throwing righty David Goforth ... Totaled 18 two-out hits and eight two-out RBI ... Hit primarily at the bottom of the order, batting sixth, seventh, eighth and ninth ... Made 38 starts in centerfield for UK ... Totaled 11 multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games ... Ran up a career-long eight game hitting streak during the year.

Football (2010)
After redshirt season as a true freshman during the 2009 football season, cracked the playing rotation in UK's deep receiving corp ... Listed all season as the backup to UK All-America wide receiver Randall Cobb, a Paul Hornung Award candidate, given to the nation's most versatile player ... Played in 11 of 12 games on the year, missing one game due to a hamstring injury ... Made three catches, good for 23 total yards ... Best game of the year came in a win over Charleston Southern, hauling in two catches for 10 yards ... Made a start at No. 21 Mississippi State, in place of senior wide receiver Chris Matthews, who finished the year as the SEC leader in touchdown catches ... Excelled on special teams, playing on punt and kickoff coverage all season, recording one tackle ... Helped lead UK to its school-record fifth consecutive bowl game.

2010
Finished the season playing in 18 games with nine starts, earning starts in the final eight games of the season in leftfield ... In the final home non-conference game of the 2010 season against Lipscomb, UK gave Adams his second career start and his first since March 6 against Monmouth in San Diego ... Went 3-for-4 with a two-out RBI double - after a 10-pitch at bat - late in a pressure-laden situation in the start against Lipscomb, also making four impressive catches in leftfield, in addition to tagging up from first base on a shallow fly ball to centerfield ... Became the surprise starter in leftfield the remaining portion of the season and was electric, starting the final eight games of the year and batting .483 (14-for-29) with seven runs, three doubles, one triple, one homer and seven RBI ... UK coaching staff credits his intensity, energy and enthusiasm as a crucial part of the makeup of the club ... Made first career SEC start on Friday against defending NCAA champion LSU and went 1-for-4 with a double, with his double starting a four-run ninth-inning rally that lifted UK to the comeback, walk-off win ... In game two against LSU, Adams went 2-for-4 with a stolen base and two runs scored, but his highlight came in leftfield, as he skied the wall in leftfield to rob LSU All-America outfielder Mikie Mahtook of a home run ... Had another breakout SEC weekend in a return to his home state of Georgia, registering eight hits in three games ... Went 2-for-4 in the series opener and 2-for-3 with a double in the second game of the series at UGA ... In the season finale, with UK needing to win to preserve its chance at postseason play, Adams charted a career-high four hits and a career-best six RBI, going 4-for-5 with three runs scored and his first career triple and homer ... First career homer came as a no-doubt grand slam, belted to the left-centerfield fence, soaring into the high tree line behind the fence ... First career triple was a bullet pelted off the opposite-field wall in rightfield, narrowly missing the homer ... Home run came on the first pitch of the at bat from Georgia standout right-hander Michael Palazzone in the second inning ... With the game tied entering the top of the ninth inning at Georgia, Adams led off the inning with a single smashed up the middle off Georgia flame-throwing closer Cooper Moseley, moving to second on a sacrifice bunt and advancing to third after a shallow fly out in centerfield, later scoring on a go-ahead three-run homer by Gunner Glad ... Was .500 (8-for-16) with runners on base and batted .700 (7-for-10) with runners in scoring position ... Hit .478 (11-for-23) in six SEC games, with six runs, two doubles, one triple, one homer and six RBI ... Was caught stealing once on the year, coming at Georgia, on a questionable call from the umpire, after a questionable call was made on a Georgia player caught stealing in the previous half inning ... Was used as a pinch runner five times in 2010 ... Laid down a total of five bunts down in play, with three going as base hits.

High School
Recruited to UK as a football wide receiver ... As a baseball player, led South Forsyth High School to a runner-up finish senior season ... Led baseball club to the state playoffs from 2006-08 ... As a standout high school quarterback, Adams was named all-county and second-team all-region as a junior ... Missed senior football season athletically due to injury ... Listed as the nation's No. 55 quarterback by Scout.com ... Coached in baseball by Jamie Corr and in football by Wendell Early ... A dual-threat quarterback, Adams was timed as fast as 4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash ... As a junior, rushed for 646 yards and six touchdowns, while passing for 1,137 yards and six TDs ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Finished high school career with a 3.96 GPA.

Personal
Full name is Brian Keith Adams ... Born February 28, 1991 in Athens, Ga. ... Son of Keith and Karen Adams ... Has a sister, Kelsey (16) ... Has been very active in the community, including particpating in a childen's hospital visit during the BBVA Compass Bowl.

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