University of Mary Hardin-Baylor defensive tackle Haston Adams has been named one of 82 finalists for the Cliff Harris Award. The Cliff Harris Award is presented annually to the top small college defensive player in the country and is in its fifth year.
Adams, a senior from Beckville High School, is a finalist for this award for the first time in his career. Adams earned All-America Honors from the Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association and D3football.com this season. He was voted American Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Year and finished with 20.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks and 47 total tackles on the season. Adams also broke up three passes and forced a fumble on the year.
The Cliff Harris Award is presented by the Little Rock (AR) Touchdown Club and Wright, Lindsey and Jennings LLP. The award honors the top defensive player from NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA. This year’s winner will be announced on December 23rd and will receive the award at the Little Rock Touchdown Club’s annual banquet in January of 2018.