MINERS

Adam Vincent
5  Adam Vincent

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chandler, Ariz.

High School:
Hamilton

Last College:
Arizona State

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 240

Position:
LB

Experience:
1L

2007 (JUNIOR): Honorable mention All-Conference USA by the coaches ... ranked fourth on the team in tackles with 81 ... also second on the squad with 5.5 tackles for losses (-20 yards) while adding a sack, pass break-up and quarterback pressure ... started 10 of 12 games at MIKE linebacker ... had a season-high 13 tackles, including 2.5 for losses, with a sack at Tulane ... credited with 12 stops at New Mexico State and at UCF ... had 11 solo stops versus the Knights ... notched 10 tackles, all solo, against Houston ... made his Miner debut versus New Mexico and tallied eight takedowns with a quarterback hurry.

2006: Sat out the season per NCAA rules after transferring from Arizona State ... chosen UTEP's Defensive Scout Team MVP.

PRIOR TO UTEP: Played in 11 games for the Sun Devils in 2005, recording 13 tackles and a half-sack which came against top-ranked USC ... saw his most significant action of the season in the Insight Bowl against Rutgers due to an injury to starter Dale Robinson and responded with seven tackles (six solo) ... redshirted in 2004 ... listed as the no. 14 player in the state of Arizona by SuperPrep magazine as a senior at Hamilton High School ... 5A Fiesta Region Defensive Player of the Year and first team All-Arizona by The Arizona Republic after recording 146 tackles, 10 tackles for losses, 4.5 sacks, an interception, three fumble recoveries and seven quarterback pressures as a prep senior ... other senior awards included All-East Valley Tribune first team, All-State, All-Region and first team All-Defense by Phoenix Metro Football Magazine ... ended his career as Hamilton's all-time leader for tackles (355) and tackles for losses (25.5) ... co-captain of the North Team at the 2003 4A/5A All-Star game ... first team All-Region as a junior ... outfielder and pitcher on the 5A state champion baseball team, earning All-Region accolades as a senior ... high school coach was John Wrenn.

PERSONAL: Full name is Adam Michael Vincent ... parents are John and Peggy Vincent ... has a brother and a sister ... brother Joey played football (quarterback) and baseball (outfielder) at New Mexico State ... born 4/15/86 (Mesa, Ariz.) ... multidsciplinary studies major.