Jacob Adams named to Paul Hornung Award Watch List

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Jacob Adams

RUSTON, La. – Louisiana Tech junior fullback Jacob Adams has been named to the 2021 Paul Hornung Award presented by Texas Roadhouse as it was announced by the Louisville Sports Commission on Thursday.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its 12th season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission in the memory of the late football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung. The winner and his family will be honored at the annual Paul Hornung Award dinner at the Galt House Hotel in downtown Louisville in March 2022.

Adams has had his number called to fill several roles over the course of his Louisiana Tech career. The West Monroe, La., native started his Tech career at linebacker before eventually making the switch to the offensive side of the ball. Adams primarily plays fullback and has a role on special teams, but he will also play tight end or halfback when needed.

Adams appeared in all 10 games, including four starts at fullback, in the 2020 season. He had four receptions during the season and caught his first career touchdown at UTSA on Oct. 24. Adams posted a tackle against both UTEP and Marshall in the 2020 campaign.

Over the course of his LA Tech career, Adams has appeared in 23 games where he has registered five receptions, three tackles and one kick return.

The 2021 Watch List players represent 53 universities from all 10 football conferences, plus four independent schools, that are part of the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision. The SEC leads the conferences with nine players; the Big Ten and Big 12 each landed eight players; C-USA, Mountain West and Pac 12 each have five players; the AAC and ACC have four; and the MAC and Sun Belt have three each. Independents Army, BYU, Liberty and Notre Dame each have one player on the list.

Louisiana Tech opens the 2021 season at Mississippi State on Saturday, Sept. 4, at 3 p.m. Tech will then open a three-game home stretch against Southeastern on Saturday, Sept. 11, at 6 p.m. inside Joe Aillet Stadium.

Season tickets for the 2021 Louisiana Tech football season are on sale now. Fans can purchase season tickets online at LATechSports.com/tickets or by calling the LA Tech Ticket Office at (318) 257-3631.

Three-game mini plan tickets for the 2021 LA Tech football campaign are also on sale and available for purchase here.

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