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Hometown hero Adams debuts for Eagles

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The Eagle has landed. Close to his original nest.

Central Bucks South’s Josh Adams made his NFL debut with the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday in the Birds’ 20-16 win over the Indianapolis Colts. The Warrington native carried six times for 30 yards.

The Eagles signed Adams out of Notre Dame this April after the NFL Draft. The 6-foot-2-inch, 225-pound running back led Philadelphia this preseason with 90 rushing yards on 23 carries. Adams was promoted to the active roster on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Adams played at Notre Dame for just three seasons, but his name is all over the Fighting Irish record books. He set Notre Dame’s freshman single season rushing yardage mark and he ranks third in school history for 100-plus rushing yard games. Adams’ 3,198 run yards is fifth most in Notre Dame history.

Adams rushed for nearly 2,100 yards in his sophomore season, helping CB South to a 10-2 record. He ran for 1,623 yards, and averaged nearly eight yards per carry, as a Titan senior.

The Herald profiled Adams in its April 7, 2016 edition.


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