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Robert Edwards
Date of birth: October 2, 1974 (1974-10-02) (age 35)
Place of birth: Tennille, Georgia
Career information
CFL status: Import
Position(s): Running back
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 215 lb (98 kg)
Jersey №: 47
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1998 / Round: 1 / Pick: 18
Organizations
 As player:
1998
2002
2005-2007
2007
New England Patriots (NFL)
Miami Dolphins (NFL)
Montreal Alouettes (CFL)
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
Playing stats at CFL.ca

Robert Lee Edwards, III (born October 2, 1974) is a professional gridiron football running back who is currently a free agent. He most recently played for the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League.

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College career

Edwards was a featured running back collegiately at the University of Georgia. He was originally recruited to play cornerback, where he was a starter through his sophomore year. After that season, he was converted to running back. As a running back he set a University of Georgia record for scoring five touchdowns in one game against the University of South Carolina.

Professional football career

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National Football League

Edwards was chosen by the New England Patriots in the first round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He rushed for 1,115 yards for the Patriots in the 1998 National Football League season, before blowing out his knee at an NFL rookie flag football game in Hawaii. Edwards barely escaped the injury without having his leg amputated below the knee, and he was told he might not walk again.[1]

Edwards would not play football again until 2002, when he made his return with the Miami Dolphins. In his first game back, against the Detroit Lions, Edwards caught a touchdown pass and ran for another score. He spent the rest of the season sharing third-down back duties with fellow running back Travis Minor. After the season, he lost his spot on the roster to Leonard Henry. Edwards was awarded the Pro Football Writers Association Halas Award for his comeback from his serious injury.

Canadian Football League

Edwards joined the CFL's Montreal Alouettes in 2005, and was the team's leading rusher, running for over 1,000 yards each of the first two seasons he played in Montreal. In addition to being the Montreal Alouettes leading rusher, Edwards has twice been named a CFL Eastern Division All-Star (2005, 2006). On August 18, 2007, Edwards was released by the Alouettes. He was picked up by the Toronto Argonauts a day later.

On January 31, 2008, Edwards was released by the Argonauts.

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References

  1. ^ Zurkowsky, Herb (2005-11-10). "Edwards takes care of his blockers". Montreal Gazette. http://www.cfl.ca/article/edwards_takes_care_of_his_blockers. Retrieved 2009-06-21.  
Preceded by
Curtis Martin
New England Patriots Starting Running Back
1998
Succeeded by
Terry Allen

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