The Washington Times - January 11, 2012, 02:36PM

Former Maryland tailback D.J. Adams said Wednesday he will transfer to Portland State.

Adams will have two years of eligibility to play at the school in the former Division I-AA. The Vikings went 7-4 last season and manufactured the division’s No. 8-ranked rushing offense. It was their first winning season since 2006.

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Three of Portland State’s top four rushers departed after last season. The top remaining holdover is Shaquille Richard, who rushed for 384 yards and four touchdowns in 10 games.

Adams’ lack of usage was one of the more interesting developments in coach Randy Edsall’s first season at Maryland. Adams had 40 carries for 174 yards and four touchdowns a year after scoring 11 touchdowns primarily as a red zone back.

Adams finished his Maryland career with 15 touchdowns, tied for 17th in school history.

Patrick Stevens