Josh Adams
Josh  Adams

RS Senior

Cary, NC

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185

Running Back





Demon Deacons Defeat Tigers, 12-7 :: Oct. 9, 2008 :: AP Photos

Demon Deacons Defeat Tigers, 12-7 :: Oct. 9, 2008 :: AP Photos


Wake Forest vs. NC State

Wake Forest vs. NC State - Winston-Salem, N.C., Saturday Nov. 17, 2007.


Wake Forest Upsets No. 21 Florida State

Wake Forest 24, Florida State 21

Adams Photo Gallery

Enters his senior season with 1,896 career rushing yards, the 11th-highest total in school history ... Needs just over 100 yards to become the 10th player in Wake Forest history to go over 2,000 career rushing yards ... His 78 career receptions is the fifth-highest total in school history among running backs ... Ranks 10th in school history with 454 career carries ... Will attempt to become the ninth player in school history to lead the team in rushing in three different seasons.

2009 (Junior):
Led the team in rushing with 541 yards on 113 carries ... Also topped the team in carries (219) and rushing touchdowns (4) ... Season-high 94 yards rushing in a win over Maryland (Oct. 10) ... Had a 48-yard touchdown run against the Terps ... Had a season-best five receptions for a career-high 71 yards against Miami (Oct. 31) ... Had one of the most remarkable runs of the 2010 season late in the win over NC State (Oct. 3) ... With Wake holding a 30-24 lead and time running out, caught a pass in the flat on a third-and-six and used his second effort to pick up 10 yards for a first down that sealed the win ... Carried 18 times for 89 yards against Navy (Oct. 24) ... Led the team in rushing against Elon with 25 yards on 11 carries, vs. NC State, vs. Maryland, and vs. Miami with 48 yards on nine carries ... Was Wake's rushing leader in eight of 12 games.

2008 (Sophomore):
Was second on the team behind Brandon Pendergrass with 402 rushing yards ... Started the season slowly after having arthroscopic knee surgery in June, 2008 ... Posted one 100-yard game with 111 yards on a season-high 21 carries against Miami (Oct. 25) ... Suffered a sprained ankle against the Hurricanes and missed the Duke and Virginia games ... Had just 14 carries over the final three games of the regular season ... Scored a pair of touchdowns in Wake's 29-19 win over Navy in the EagleBank Bowl ... Scored on runs of four and five yards ... Second-leading rusher on the team with 402 yards on 122 carries ... Added 16 receptions for 120 yards ... Recorded a season-best four receptions vs. Ole Miss (Sept. 6) ... Scored his first touchdown of the year in the fourth quarter of the opener at Baylor (Aug. 28) on a four-yard run ... Also scored on a one-yard run vs. Navy (Sept. 27) ... Has four career 100-yard rushing games ... Was Wake Forest's leading rusher through the first seven games with 357 yards ... Earned his second varsity letter.

2007 (Redshirt Freshman):
Set the Wake Forest record for the most rushing yards (953), rushing attempts (219), receptions (34), rushing touchdowns (11) and total touchdowns (12) by a redshirt freshman ... Named the ACC Rookie of the Year in 2007 ... Also named to the ACC All-Freshman team and ACC Freshman of the Year by The Sporting News ... Second team Freshman All-America by TSN ... Earned third team Freshman All-American by College Football News ... Finished third in the ACC in rushing with 953 yards ... Averaged 79.4 yards per game ... Had three 100-yard rushing games ... Did not play in the season opener at Boston College but became a staple of the offense in the final 12 games ... Had eight carries for 31 yards in his collegiate debut against Nebraska (Sept. 8) ... His break-out game came against Maryland when he carried 20 times for 91 yards and scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime to give the Deacons a 31-24 win ... Had 140 yards on 18 carries and one touchdown in a nationally-televised win over Florida State ... Gave the Deacs a 7-0 lead against the Seminoles when he raced 83 yards for a score ... Followed that with 131 yards on a career-high 27 carries against Navy ... Had 111 yards and two scores in regular season finale at Vanderbil ... Was the top rushing freshman in the ACC and the seventh-leading rookie runner in the NCAA ... Named ACC Rookie of the Week four times in 2007 ... Earned ACC Rookie of the Week following wins over Vanderbilt (Nov. 24), Navy (Oct. 20), Florida State (Oct. 11), and Maryland (Sept. 22) ... Was second in the ACC in scoring with 6.0 points per game ... Also finished third in the ACC in touchdowns scored with 12.

2006 (True Freshman):
Redshirted the season.

Rated by Rivals.com as the 10th-best running back prospect in the nation ... Ranked by ESPN.com as the 5th-best North Carolina prospect and the 150th-best player in the nation, regardless of position ... Participated in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas ... Led all North Carolina running backs with 2,884 rushing yards and scored 26 touchdowns as a senior ... Rushed for more than 2,500 yards in both his junior and senior seasons ... Was leading the state in rushing as a sophomore before having his season cut short by a knee injury ... Gained 8,631 all-purpose yards in four varsity seasons with 80 touchdowns ... The school's all-time leading rusher ... Named first team All-North Carolina by the Associated Press ... The Tri-Seven Conference offensive player of the year ... Ran a 4.5 40-yard dash and a 11.0 100-meter dash ... Squatted 400 pounds and benched 280 ... Possessed a 33-inch vertical leap ... A state qualifier in track with a 21-foot, 9-inch long jump ... Coached by Ben Kolstad.

Majoring in communication with minors in entrepreneurship and social enterprise and international studies ... Mother is Arlene Adams ... Born September 22, 1987 ... Chose Wake Forest over Georgia, LSU, Maryland, NC State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.Majoring in communication with minors in entrepreneurship and social enterprise and international studies ... Mother is Arlene Adams ... Born September 22, 1987 ... Chose Wake Forest over Georgia, LSU, Maryland, NC State, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Virginia.

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