Eastern Washington QB Vernon Adams transferring to Oregon – USA TODAY

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Eastern Washington quarterback Vernon Adams, a two-time finalist for the Payton Award as the best player in the FCS, announced on Instagram today that he is planning to play his final season of college football for Oregon.

Adams, who will have immediate eligibility as a graduate transfer, joins a competitive quarterback situation as the Ducks seek a successor to 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota.

Adams passed for 3,843 yards with 35 touchdowns this season and has 20 300-yard passing games to his credit.

This past season Adams and the Eagles faced one Pac-12 team, Washington, falling 59-52 in Seattle with Adams completing 31 of 46 passes for 475 yards and seven touchdowns. The previous year he passed for 55 touchdowns and led EWU to a win at Oregon State.

Eastern Washington announced on Jan. 29 that it was granting Adams the chance to pursue opportunities at the FBS level for his final season of eligibility.

Oregon finished as the College Football Playoff runner-up with Mariota leading its offense. The Ducks open next season Sept. 5 against Eastern Washington.

Adams’ full Instagram text:

Oregon it is! First off, I want to thank God for this amazing opportunity. I want to thank all of Eagle Nation for all the love and support. Want to thank every single one of my teammates for pushing me to be a better man/athlete everyday these past 4 years. Definitely want to thank Coach B, the coaching staff, and the everybody upstairs who has something to do with my success. Thank you Coach B for being the first school to ever offer me, you’ll always be a good friend of mine. I also want to thank all the other athletes and coaching staff’s here at EWU for all the love & support. I’m going to love & miss yall forever Cheney/Spokane but I have to do what I think is best for me and my family. All love. GOD BLESS

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