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Darvin Adams becomes a Grey Cup champion

Former Auburn wide receiver Darvin Adams is a Grey Cup champion after the Winnipeg Blue Bombers defeated the Hamilton Tiger-Cats 33-12 on Sunday night in the Canadian Football League’s championship game.

Adams capped his seventh CFL season and fifth with the Blue Bombers with Winnipeg's first CFL championship since 1990.

In the 107th Grey Cup, Adams caught two passes for 11 yards and completed a 13-yard pass after being the Blue Bombers' leading receiver in their previous two playoff games.

Adams caught six passes for 105 yards and one touchdown in a 35-14 victory over the Calgary Stampeders on Nov. 10 in the Western Division semifinals and caught eight passes for 93 yards in a 20-13 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Nov. 17 in the Western Division finals.

A Western Division all-star last season, Adams caught 47 passes for 549 yards and five touchdowns in 13 regular-season games for Winnipeg in 2019.

Adams caught 52 passes for 963 yards and seven touchdowns during the 2010 season to help Auburn win the BCS national championship, setting an SEC Championship Game record with 217 receiving yards along the way. The previous season, Adams had set an Auburn single-season record with 60 receptions.

Mark Inabinett is a sports reporter for Alabama Media Group. Follow him on Twitter at @AMarkG1.