2005: Started nine of his 10 appearances at right guard for the Bears ... Finished No. 4 on squad in knockdowns with 33 on 545 plays ... Recorded four or more knockdowns four times with a career-high of eight against both SMU and Samford ... Missed season-finale against Oklahoma State with a left knee stain ... Earned second varsity letter on 587 snaps, which included 42 on special teams.
2004: Appeared in all 11 games for the Bears as a sophomore to earn his first varsity letter ... Credited with 13 knockdowns in 183 offensive plays (saw action on 224 total snaps for the season) ... Had a then-career-best four knockdowns at No. 25 Oklahoma State ... Named to the fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Junior College: Boatner was a starter along the offensive line at both center and guard for coach Greg Croshaw's 2003 10-2 Dixie State (Utah) College Rebels ... Started the year as the Rebels' center but moved to guard after injuring his thumb ... Helped team to a No. 3 national ranking and a spot in the Dixie Rotary Bowl where it dropped a 14-10 decision to top-ranked Butler (Kan.) Community College in the 2003 National Junior College Athletic Association's national title game.
Texas State: Originally signed a National Letter of Intent with Texas State in February 2002, where he redshirted as a freshman before transferring to Dixie.
High School: Hamilton High School, Hamilton, Texas ... Two-time all-state lineman and 2001 Waco Tribune-Herald Super Centex selection ... Earned all-state honors from The Associated Press and the Texas Sports Writers Association ... Led Hamilton to an 11-1 record as a senior when he earned unanimous All-District 10-2A honors ... Listed as Gridiron Great All-American Small Town Hero as one of 25 players from small towns across the country ... Was also a Gridiron Elite Team member ... Three-year letterman at Hamilton, where he started his final two seasons at offensive guard after playing on the defensive line as a sophomore ... Two-time all-state powerlifter still holds Hamilton High's school powerlifting records ... An honor student who participated in many agriculture-related activities, including the poultry and hay judging contests ... Coached by Chris Wilde at the District 10-2A school.
Personal: The son of Arvel and Sharon Boatner, Adam Yancy Boatner was born Nov. 23, 1982, in Weatherford, Texas ... His younger brother, Thad, is a redshirt freshman on the 2006 Baylor football team ... Business administration major.