Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Rushed five times for 29 yards at Purdue, which included a 21-yard gain • competed at Ohio State.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 12 games and started two times • rushed 30 times for 140 yards and two touchdowns • caught three passes for 24 yards. Game-by-Game: Rushed four times for 60 yards and two touchdowns (1 yard and 42 yard runs) as he made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois • carried the ball six times for 17 yards against Middle Tennessee • rushed three times for six yards at TCU • carried the ball three times for nine yards against San Jose State • competed at Michigan and against Northwestern and Purdue • rushed one time for four yards at Illinois • had eight carries for 35 yards against Iowa • rushed two times for 11 yards at Nebraska • played at Wisconsin • caught one pass for 21 yards against Missouri.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Chelsea High School • earned First Team All-State honors as a senior after rushing for 1,329 yards and 21 touchdowns on 204 carries • led Chelsea to a 6-4 overall record in 2012 including a 5-1 mark in division play • rushed for 1,584 yards and 18 scores as a junior • Michigan state champion in the 100-meter (10.58) and 200-meter (21.37) dashes • also a member of the winning 4x100 meter relay team at the junior Olympics • coached by Bradford Bush • earned a three-star ranking from Rivals.com and Scout.com • rated as the No. 63 running back in the nation and the No. 15 overall prospect in Michigan by ESPN • listed as the No. 13 overall prospect in Michigan by Rivals.com • ranked as the No. 71 running back in the nation by Scout.com.
PERSONAL: Born March 7, 1995 • son of Stanley and Carolyn Edwards • has three siblings • father, Stan, played college football at Michigan and spent six seasons in the NFL • brother, Braylon, played wide receiver at Michigan and played for the New York Jets, Seattle, San Francisco and Cleveland in the NFL.
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