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Following in father’s footsteps, Noble signs to play football at APSU

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Austin Peay State University GovernorsClarksville, TN – Adam Noble, whose father, Gerald, played football at Austin Peay State University in the early 1970s, is following in his footsteps and will play the same sport for the Governors.

His signing of scholarship papers was announced Thursday.  It brings the 2011 recruiting class total to 21 freshmen arriving in August.

APSU Men's Football (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)
APSU Men's Football (Keith Dorris/Dorris Photography)

A 6-3, 200-pound athlete, Noble initially will get a look at safety after playing both safety and quarterback at Springfield (MO) Glendale High School. In fact, an all-conference and all-district defensive performer as a junior, he was shifted to quarterback as a senior. He had one game where he accounted for five touchdowns, three via the pass and two rushing, as he rolled up more than 350 yards in total offense.

“Adam is an athlete,” APSU coach Rick Christophel said. “He can play several different positions. I played with his dad, Gerald, who was a linebacker here. His dad was a really good football player. If Adam plays with the same intensity his dad played with, we will have some kind of player.”

The Governors are planning on redshirting him in 2010-11 as he gets acclimated to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level. He also will be adding bulk and strength to his frame in the weight room.

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