USF's Rodney Adams to miss Shrine game
For the first time in a decade, USF won't have a representative in the East-West Shrine Game.
WR Rodney Adams, selected to compete in Saturday's contest at Tropicana Field, said he's still rehabbing the ankle he injured on the unforgiving Legion Field turf at the Birmingham Bowl, and won't play.
Practices for the all-star contest began Monday in St. Petersburg. A Lakewood High alumnus, Adams grew up minutes from the Trop.
The Bulls have had at least one player in the game each of the last nine seasons, and 14 overall.
At least two other players with state connections -- FSU OG Kareem Are and Navy QB Will Worth -- also are sidelined. Worth, who attended Newsome High, broke his foot in the American Athletic Conference title game on Dec. 3.