Purdue takes on Indiana for the 117th time in series history.
Quoting Coach Rock: "One of our hardest workers who will provide maturity and leadership to an inexperienced receiving corps ... brings a physical and athletic presence."
Career: Ranks 17th on Purdue career punt return average list at 6.4.
2009: Moved from cornerback to wide receiver during spring practice.
2008: Appeared in all 12 games, including one start ... had 18 tackles (15 solo, 3 assists), including 1.0 for loss ... returned five kickoffs for 94 yards (18.8 average) ... had career-high 10 tackles (9 solo, 1 assist) at Northwestern on Oct. 18 ... started at nickel back vs. Minnesota on Oct. 25.
2007: Appeared in all 13 games, including six starts ... recorded 30 tackles (27 solo, 3 assists) with one pass breakup ... had four tackles at Michigan on Oct. 13 (3 solo, 1 assist) and vs. Michigan State on Nov. 10 (all solo) ... had season-high five tackles (all solo) at Penn State on Nov. 3.
2006: Appeared in all 14 games, starting final 12 ... had 37 tackles (32 solo, 5 assists) with one interception, one pass breakup and one forced fumble ... ranked eighth in Big Ten with 6.4-yard punt return average (22 returns for 141 yards) ... had three punt returns for 44 yards (14.7 average) vs. Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 9 ... made first career start vs. Ball State on Sept. 16 ... recorded pass breakup vs. Minnesota on Sept. 23 ... came up with first career interception to go with two solo tackles at Northwestern on Oct. 14 ... forced fumble at Michigan State on Nov. 4 ... had five solo tackles vs. Indiana on Nov. 18 ... had season-high six tackles (5 solo, 1 assist) at Hawaii on Nov. 25.
High School: Three-star prospect by Rivals.com ... ranked as No. 52 cornerback in the nation and No. 37 overall prospect in Ohio by Rivals ... first team all-region and all-city selection as senior after recording 57 tackles and one interception ... also played wide receiver (40 catches, eight touchdowns) and returned punts ... played on state quarterfinal team that posted 13-1 record ... transferred to Glenville from Lakewood St. Edwards for senior season ... had seven interceptions and also played running back as junior ... coach at Glenville was Ted Ginn, father of the former Ohio State wide receiver.
Personal: Given name is Royce Bernard Adams ... born May 3, 1988 ... organizational leadership and supervision major.