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Former EWU star Vernon Adams finds a home as starting quarterback in Montreal

Quick screen passes regularly spun off the fingertips of quarterback Vernon Adams at Eastern Washington and Oregon, but this one needed some extra zip. Adams, who starred his first three years in Cheney before a solid graduate-transfer season with the Ducks in 2015, recalled the first time he threw a lateral pass in the Canadian Football League.

Q&A: Catching up with former EWU and Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams

Vernon Adams placed a knee onto Eastern Washington’s red turf, grabbed a football and proceeded to fire short, quick passes to Miles Richardson, his friend and former backup quarterback. Behind the former two-time Walter Payton Award candidate hung a poster-like banner of Adams and his laundry list of accolades. He was recently back at Roos Field giving a helping hand at EWU Pro Day, catching up with old teammates and coaches before reporting to the Canadian Football League’s Montreal Alouettes next month.

Former Eagles flying high north of the border

For several former Eastern Washington stars, the upcoming Canadian Football League season offers more than a little drama. The storylines span the country as CFL fans await the season opener on June 14.

Vernon Adams Jr. on outside looking in with Tiger-Cats

Vernon Adams Jr. can’t catch a break. Now with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats – his third Canadian Football League team in as many seasons – the former Eastern Washington and Oregon quarterback is trying to make an impression. However, despite being listed as second on the Tiger-Cats’ depth chart, Adams was working in the shadows.