College Sports – BIRMINGHAM BOWL MVP, FORMER GATOR RUNNING BACK JOINS EKU FOOTBALL TEAM

RICHMOND, Ky. – Adam Lane, who was named the MVP of the 2015 Birmingham Bowl while playing at the University of Florida, has joined the Eastern Kentucky University football team.  Lane, will be eligible to play immediately and will have three seasons of eligibility remaining.

EKU - Jeff Glover - Photo by EKU
EKU – Jeff Glover – Photo by EKU

The 5-foot-7, 224-pound running back rushed for 109 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown as a redshirt freshman in Florida’s 28-20 victory over East Carolina in the Birmingham Bowl on Jan. 3, 2015.  He finished fourth on the team with 181 yards on the ground last season, averaging 7.5 yards on 24 carries.

Eastern begins the 2015 campaign at home against Valparaiso on Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.  Season tickets for 2015 are on sale now.  To purchase season tickets, please call the EKU Ticket Office at 859-622-2122

Lane got his first look at the EKU program when the Colonels visited The Swamp on Nov. 22.  In that game, the Winter Haven, Florida native ran for a game-high 60 yards on five carries.

Lane was a three-star recruit in Florida’s 2013 signing class.

The Colonels will be back at Roy Kidd Stadium for their first full scrimmage of preseason camp on Saturday at 7:30 a.m.

Preseason Camp Schedule

(Note: dates and times are subject to change)

 

Day 13        Mon        Aug. 17       Practice             7:30 a.m.

Day 14        Tue          Aug. 18       Practice             7:30 a.m.

Day 15        Wed        Aug. 19       Practice             7:30 a.m.

Day 16        Thur        Aug. 20       Practice             7:30 a.m.

Day 17        Fri           Aug. 21       Practice             7:30 a.m.

Day 18        Sat           Aug. 22       Scrimmage        7:30 a.m.

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