Former Fresno State wide receiver Davante Adams praised fellow former Bulldog Aaron Judge on setting the new American League home run record on Tuesday.
Judge hit home run No. 62 on Tuesday afternoon, breaking the previous record for the most home runs in a single season in the American League. The previous record of 61 home runs was set by Roger Maris of the New York Yankees in 1961.
“I’m extremely proud of him, its a difficult sport to come in and put your stamp on it that early the way he did it,” said Adams.
Both Judge and Adams attended Fresno State at the same time.
“Obviously, him going to Fresno State had a huge part of that,” smiled Adams. “There’s no way he could’ve done it without going to the best university in the world.”
The Raiders wide receiver said he tried to recruit Judge over to Fresno State’s football program but Judge wasn’t having it.
Aaron Judge and the New York Yankees finished the regular season with a 99-63 overall record. With a first-round bye in the playoffs, the Yankees will open postseason play in the American League Division Series next Tuesday.