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#10 D.J. Adams
Position: Running Back
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 220
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Norcross, Ga.
High School: Norcross HS
A powerful yet explosive running back with a knack for finding the end zone ... had an impressive freshman year, setting a single-season school record for rushing touchdowns as the team's short-yardage specialist ... second on the depth chart at tailback.

As a Redshirt Freshman (2010): Played in nine games as a reserve tailback ... third on the team in rushes (67) and rushing yards (239) ... had a team-high 11 rushing touchdowns, a Maryland freshman record and the most by a Terp RB since 2007 when Keon Lattimore had 13 and Lance Ball had 12 ... that mark rankes tied for 10th on the Maryland single-season list ... saw his first action against Navy (9/6), rushing once for 1 yard ... rushed 11 times for 70 yards and two touchdowns against Morgan State (9/11) ... did not play against West Virginia (9/18) or FIU (9/25) ... had one rush for a yard against Duke (10/2) ... didn't play against Clemson (10/16) or Boston College (10/23) ... set career highs with 16 rushes for 84 yards against Wake Forest (10/30) and added a touchdown ... played against Miami (11/6) but didn't have a carry ... ran for three TDs against Virginia (11/13), becoming the first Terp to post three or more in one game since Lance Ball (10/6/07) ... had a game-high 13 rushes for 37 yards against the Cavaliers ... rushed five times for 12 yards against Florida State (11/20) ... finished the NC State game (11/27) with minus-1 yard on seven rushes, but had a 2-yard TD run ... also had a 1-yard run on fourth-and-1 with less than 1:00 to go in the game, enabling the Terps to hold onto the ball and run out the clock ... set a Maryland bowl record with a career-high four rushing TDs against East Carolina (12/29) ... combined with his 3-TD game vs. Virginia, he became the first Maryland RB with two 3-TD games since Chris Downs in 2002 ... gained 70 yards on 14 carries and two TDs in the Red-White Spring Game ... earned Iron Terp status in spring testing, posting the eighth-best strength index on the team.

As a Freshman (2009): Redshirt season ... earned the offensive scout team player of the week for his work leading up to the California game (Sept. 5).

At Norcross High School: One of the top running backs in the nation ... member of the ESPNU 150 and Tom Lemming's Top Player list ... the No. 16-ranked running back in the nation by Scout, Inc. ... ranked No. 29 nationally among running backs by Rivals.com ... also a member of the Rivals.com 2008 Goergia Postseason Top 75 ... ranked No. 51 on the SuperPrep Dixie 287 list ... the 22nd-ranked player in the state of Georgia by Scout.com ... an honorable mention Class AAAAA All-Georgia honoree as a senior ... ranked 62nd nationally among running backs by Scout.com ... rushed for 1,584 yards (on 257 carries) and 14 TDs in 2008, leading his team to an 8-4 record ... played in the 2008 GACA North-South All-Star game ... carried 204 times for 1,462 yards (7.2 average) and 11 TDs as a junior... also had 12 receptions for 95 yards and two TDs in 2007 ... also considered Florida, LSU, Clemson and Notre Dame ... coached by Keith Maloof.

Personal: Born in Atlanta ... parents are Karen and Alan Lawrence ... has one sibling (Faith, 7) ... enrolled in letters and sciences ... involved in many community service projects in high school.

Adam's Career Statistics
RushingG-GSAttGainLostNetAvgTDLP
2010 9-067253142393.61123
Total9-067253142393.61123

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