Kris Adams’ career numbers say it all: 144 receptions, 2,657 yards and 30 touchdowns – 14 of which came in his senior season.
Both his sophomore and junior years, 30% of all Kris’ touches went for touchdowns – one of the highest percentages in the nation.
Kris also displayed a dominating performance in the New Mexico Bowl: 3 receptions for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns. He is a Texas v the Nation All Star and projects as a Top 15 talent at the receiver position heading into the NFL Draft.
His college career was marked by academic achievement, athletic dominance, and personal achievement on and off the field.
Kris Adams is a tall, fast receiver who has a knack for the big play. ”Kris is the client all agents hope to have; he’s a hard worker, he’s intelligent, and he has measurables – they don’t make 6’4” receivers who can run a sub 4.4 very often,” commented Atlas President Mark Magazu.
2009 (JUNIOR): Rated second on the team in receptions (42) and receiving yards (580), averaging 13.8 yards per catch and 48.3 yards per game … started all 12 games … his best two games of the season came in the opener versus Buffalo (nine catches for 98 yards) and the finale against Marshall (five receptions for 97 yards and a TD) … also reached the end zone versus Memphis … caught four passes for 88 yards as the Miners toppled 12th-ranked Houston, 58-41 … following a slow start to the season, 458 of his 580 receiving yards (79 percent) came over the final eight contests.
2008 (SOPHOMORE): Honorable mention All-Conference USA … led the Miners with 958 yards receiving and 14 touchdown receptions, and ranked second on the team in catches (50) … averaged 19.2 yards per reception to rate first on the squad …had the second-most touchdown receptions in a season in school history, the sixth-best yards per catch average and the seventh-most receiving yards … ranked 34th nationally in receiving yards per game (79.8) and tied for 67th in scoring (7.0 ppg) … rated fourth in C-USA in scoring touchdowns, seventh in receiving yards per game and tied for eighth in scoring … posted 100+ yards in each of the last three games … averaged 92.9 yards receiving with 12 touchdowns in eight C-USA games … was UTEP’s leading receiver in eight of 12 games … hit the century mark for the first time as a Miner with four catches for 128 yards (32.0 avg.) and a score against UCF … recorded 126 yards on five receptions and a TD at Tulsa … contributed five receptions for 145 yards versus SMU, while reaching the end zone three times … compiled 111 yards on six catches with three touchdowns at Houston … racked up 116 yards on nine receptions with a TD at East Carolina … became the fourth Miner to have a pair of games with three touchdown receptions in a season, and the third to do so in back-to-back games … scored at least once in eight of the last nine games, including nine TDs over the final four contests … averaged over 20 yards per catch in six games (32.0 versus UCF and Rice, 29.0 versus SMU, 25.2 versus Tulsa, 23.5 versus New Mexico State, 23.0 versus Texas) … reeled in his long catch of 85 yards against SMU and had a 74-yard reception versus UCF … his 85-yard catch versus the Mustangs was the longest play from scrimmage for the Miners in the Mike Price era … scored the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime at Southern Miss off a six-yard pass from Trevor Vittatoe … received UTEP’s Bob Stull Most Improved Player Award.
2007 (FRESHMAN): Recorded five catches for 49 yards … played in all 12 games, making two starts … established season highs for catches (two) and yardage (28) against Southern Miss … had a 28-yard kickoff return versus Texas Southern.
2006: Redshirted … named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO UTEP: Rated a top-100 player in the Dallas/Fort Worth area by The Dallas Morning News … first team All-District 15-4A wide receiver and cornerback as a senior at Everman High School … registered 16 catches for 430 yards (26.9 avg.) and five touchdowns in 2005 … also rushed 35 times for 367 yards (10.5 avg.) and a score … had a long reception for 76 yards and a long rush for 81 yards … on defense totaled 34 solo tackles, including one for loss, as well as six interceptions, 13 pass break-ups and a fumble recovery … led Everman High to the district title his senior year … high school coach was Dale Keeling … three-year letterwinner in basketball and four-year letterwinner in track and field as a prep … second team All-District choice in basketball as a junior … district champion and regional qualifier in the long jump … honor roll student … member of the National Society of High School Scholars and listed in Who’s Who Among Academic Students.
PERSONAL: Parents are Adrian and Kristin Dorsey … has one brother and one sister … full name is Kristofer Bryant Adams … nicknames are “Ace” and “The Future” … born 9/4/87 (Fort Worth, Texas) … Business Management major.