Dan Edwards

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Dan Edwards
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Edwards on a 1952 Bowman football card
Date of birth: (1926-08-17)August 17, 1926
Place of birth: Osage, Texas
Date of death: August 7, 2001(2001-08-07) (aged 74)
Place of death: Gatesville, Texas, United States
Career information
CFL status: International
Position(s): Tight End
Height: 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight: 197 lb (89 kg)
College: Georgia
NFL Draft: 1948 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9th
As coach:
BC Lions
Edmonton Eskimos (Line Coach)
As player:
Brooklyn Dodgers (AAFC)
Chicago Hornets
New York Yanks
Dallas Texans
Baltimore Colts
BC Lions
Career highlights and awards
Records: NFL record for shortest kick off return for a touchdown (17 yards)

Daniel Moody Edwards (August 17, 1926 – August 7, 2001) was an Gridiron football end in the All-America Football Conference, Canadian Football League, and the National Football League. He played college football at Georgia. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1948 NFL Draft, Edwards played for the AAFC's Brooklyn Dodgers (1948) and Chicago Hornets (1949) and the NFL's New York Yanks (1950–1951), Dallas Texans (1952) and Baltimore Colts (1953–1954). In 1950, he was selected for the Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro. He holds the record for the shortest kick off return for a touchdown, 17 yards, set on October 17, 1949.

Following his playing career, Edwards spent four seasons as a coach with the BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos before leaving football to become an oil executive.[1]


  1. ^ Hunter, Gorde (May 19, 1962). "One Man's Opinions". The Calgary Herald. Retrieved May 1, 2011.