Joe Adams up for ESPYS award

June, 28, 2012
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SEC football might have a chance to take another ESPYS award home in July.

Former Arkansas wide receiver Joe Adams' scintillating 60-yard punt return for a touchdown against Tennessee is up for an ESPYS award for best play.

Well, almost.

The school announced Wednesday night that the category of best play is a bracket-style vote involving 16 seeds. The seeds will be cut down to a final eight July 3, and the final four will be revealed July 9. Voting will remain open through the ESPYS Countdown Show and will close when the show begins at 9 p.m. ET on July 11.

You will have the chance to select the winner by voting online on the ESPYS website.

If you can't really remember exactly what Adams did to Tennessee's special teams, let me take you through the play.

Adams fielded the punt at Arkansas' 40-yard line and immediately cut toward the right sideline, but was met by a group of Tennessee pursuers. Adams backtracked 10 yards before almost being pinned by Tennessee defenders. He somehow shook out of a handful of tackle attempts before weaving his way back toward and down the right sideline, tiptoeing past another tackler. He was off to the races at that point, heading straight to the end zone untouched.

At last count, Adams broke seven tackles before zooming past everyone.

But don't take my word for it. Just check him out in action yourself. It's really, really fun to watch.

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