Honors and Awards
- 1971 Honorable-Mention All-Big Eight
- 1970 Academic All-American
1971: Senior Season
In his final season as a Husker, John Adkins earned honorable-mention All-Big Eight honors...totalled 41 tackles, including 23 unassisted...had 10 tackles for a loss...intercepted one pass and broke up another.
1970: Junior Season
During Adkin's junior season, he earned a starting position and played an outstanding Orange Bowl...notched 36 tackles, including 19 unassisted...intercepted one pass and broke up one pass...had six tackles for a loss...earned Academic All-American honors in 1970.
1969: Sophomore Season
During his junior season, Adkins logged enough time to letter as an alternate at defensive end...recorded three unassisted tackles in his sophomore season.
1968: Freshman Season
Spent his first season as a Husker on the freshman team.
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. John Adkins...Hometown: Lynchburg, Va...High School: E. C. Glass.