Arkansas speedster Joe Adams, seen scoring a punt return touchdown in last season's Cotton Bowl in the video above, has taken home the first annual Johnny 'The Jet' Rodgers National College Football Return Specialist Award.
This award did not exist before the 2011 season, but it was rushed into being in time to give Adams the honor before too many 2012 spring games were out of the way before anybody else thought to create such an award.
Bravo, Joe Adams. If any of his returns last season won him the award, it was this one against Tennessee.
Adams said about taking home the award:
"I'm honored to be the first recipient of the Johnny 'The Jet' Rodgers National College Football Return Specialist Award," Adams said. "First of all, I want to thank my mom because she helped me get where I am today. Also, I'd like to thank Johnny for choosing me for this award and my coaches at Arkansas for putting me in a position to succeed. This award would not have been possible without the other guys on the punt return unit who made key blocks during my returns. I'm looking forward to going to Omaha to accept this award on behalf of our program."