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Ethan Adkins
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Ethan Adkins 115068
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 305
Year: Junior
City/State: Castle Rock, Colo.
High School: Douglas County
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: 2011 (Sr.)—He earned honorable mention All-Pac 12 honors from the league coaches (and was a third-team choice by Phil Steele’s College Football and collehesportsmadness.com), and was a second-team All-Colorado performer as selected by the state chapter of the National Football Foundation.  He started all 13 games at left offensive guard, playing 804 snaps from scrimmage (second most on the offense) in grading out to an offensive line team best of 85.0 percent (683 plus plays).  He graded out to 80 percent or better in 12 games, including a season-best 91.5 percent against Arizona, the high grade for the year by all the linemen.  He was second on the team in great effort blocks with 26, along with two touchdown blocks; he allowed just two quarterback sacks and one pressure.  Phil Steele’s CFB placed him on its preseason third-team All-Pac 12 squad, and ranked him as the No. 59 offensive guard in the nation.

2010 (Jr.)—He started 11 games at left offensive guard and played in all 12 (special teams only at California), grading out to 89.4 percent for the season, third-best on the team.  He played 736 snaps from scrimmage (with 658 plus plays), also posting the third-most finish/knockdown blocks with 66 and tying for third with three touchdown blocks.  He was called for just two penalties and allowed only one quarterback sack over the course of the entire season.  His high game grade was 94 percent against Kansas State, when he matched his single-game high of 11 finishing/knockdown blocks which he also had two weeks earlier against Kansas (he had five or more eight times).  He graded out to 90 percent or better in four games, and 80 percent or greater 11 times.  He also played all 50 snaps on the field goal/PAT unit on special teams.  During the spring, he also practiced some at left tackles.

2009 (Soph.)—He saw action in nine games, starting all nine (the first nine of the year), playing 575 snaps from scrimmage.  He had 26 finishing/knockdown blocks, third most on the team, and tied for third with three direct touchdown blocks.  His high grade for the season was 80 percent at Kansas State.

2008 (Fr.-RS)—He saw action in three games, seeing the most action against Missouri (26 snaps); he was in for 10 plays against Texas and for five snaps versus Iowa State.  He had two knockdown blocks, one each against Texas and Missouri.  He added 25 pounds to his frame between arriving on campus as a true freshman and the following summer.

2007 (Fr.)—Redshirted; practiced the entire fall on the offensive line.

HIGH SCHOOL—A SuperPrep All-American and All-Midlands team member, as the publication ranked him as the No. 29 player in the region (and the sixth best offensive lineman).  Scout.com had him pegged as the No. 30 offensive guard nationally, while Rivals.com ranked his as the No. 64 offensive lineman in the nation.  He was an All-Colorado selection by the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post as a senior, when he was also first-team All-State (5A) and All-Continental League.  Playing offensive left tackle and grading out as the Huskies’ top lineman, he helped pave the way for junior tailback Ryan Misare, who rushed for 1,479 yards and 18 touchdowns, as well as Douglas County’s explosive offense.  As a junior, he was an honorable mention all-league selection.  He did not allow a quarterback sack in his entire high school career.  Under head coach Jeff Ketron, Douglas County went 25-3 over Adkins’ two seasons as a starter (12-2 as a senior, 13-1 as a junior).  His team bested Mullen 35-13 for the state title in his junior season and lost to the Mustangs in a 38-35 overtime thriller in the state semifinals his senior year.  He also lettered twice in basketball.

ACADEMICS—He graduated with a degree in Sociology in December 2011.  He owned a 3.2 grade point average in high school.

PERSONAL—Born November 28, 1988, in Denver, Colo.  His hobbies include playing video games and cooking.  In the summer, he has helped out with youth football camps for elementary school kids at his high school.  He is interested in going into law enforcement after his football playing days are over.

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