JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - Arkansas State senior wide receiver Jonathan Adams Jr. begins 2021 like he ended 2020: More All-American accolades.
Adams landed on the Phil Steele 2nd Team on January 6th, marking the 6th All-American selection for the JHS alum. He’s on the FWAA 2nd Team, the Sporting News 2nd Team, the AP All-American 2nd Team, the CBS Sports/247 Sports 2nd Team, and an Honorable Mention by PFF. The Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year is top 5 nationally in receptions (3rd), yards (5th), & touchdowns (T-3rd). Adams finished with 79 catches for 1,111 yards & 12 scores. He was also a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award. Jonathan received invites to the Hula Bowl & the East-West Shrine Game.
According to A-State, Adams is the first player to be named an AP First or Second Team All-America since former offensive lineman Jim Wiseman and defensive lineman Charlie Fredrick both garnered first-team recognition in 1987. Former wide receiver Omar Bayless was a third-team pick in 2019 to give the Red Wolves an AP All-America pick each of the last two years.