Adam Dempsey had been a walk on for the last two seasons according to his Go Bearcats biography. He played in just 2 games in 2011 where he racked up 0 stats. Last season saw a rise in playing time for Dempsey as part of the defensive line rotation. He had 11 tackles, 7 solo. He chipped in on a tackle in 9 of the 12 games he played though. Dempsey recorded a tackle for loss against Louisville. He had his first hurry against Syracuse. The biggest play Dempsey made last season was blocking the extra point after Duke's first touchdown in the Belk Bowl.
Adam Dempsey is a senior this season. He received quite the honor for his hard work as a Bearcat after practice today:
That's awesome, awesome news for Adam Dempsey. Well earned. When you bust your ass, good things happen. They happened for Adam Dempsey. Congratulations to him. Hopefully he will have a monster season.