Troy Edwards

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Troy Edwards
No. 81, 88, 18, 16
Wide Receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: (1977-04-07) April 7, 1977 (age 37)
Place of birth: Shreveport, Louisiana
Career information
High school: Huntington High School
Shreveport, Louisiana
College: Louisiana Tech
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13
Debuted in 1999 for the Pittsburgh Steelers
Last played in 2007 for the Grand Rapids Rampage
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 203
Receiving yards 2,404
Touchdowns 11
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com
Stats at DatabaseFootball.com

Troy Edwards (born April 7, 1977) is a former American college and professional football player who was a wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL) for seven seasons. He played college football for Louisiana Tech University, became one of the most prolific receivers in college football history, earned All-American honors and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award. He was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 1999 NFL Draft, and he played professionally for the Steelers, St. Louis Rams, Jacksonville Jaguars and Detroit Lions of the NFL, and the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League.

Early years[edit]

Edwards was born in Shreveport, Louisiana. He attended Huntington High School in Shreveport, where he played high school football.

College career[edit]

Edwards attended Louisiana Tech University, where he played for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs football team from 1995 to 1998. As a senior in 1998, he was recognized as a consensus first-team All-American and won the Fred Biletnikoff Award as the best college wide receiver in America at the conclusion of the 1998 season.

In the 1998 season opener versus the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Edwards had 21 catches for 405 yards—the most ever by a college wide receiver (a record since broken).[1] His twenty-seven touchdown catches during his 1998 senior year remains the NCAA Division I-A season record. He held the NCAA career record for touchdown receptions with fifty until it was broken by the Rice Owls' Jarett Dillard. His 140 career receptions is the third most in Division I-A history, and his 1,996 receiving yards gained during his senior season remains the second most in Division I-A history.

Professional career[edit]

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Edwards in the first round (thirteenth pick overall) in the 1999 NFL Draft, and he played for the Steelers from 1999 to 2001, followed by a single season for the St. Louis Rams in 2002. He also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 and 2004, and the Detroit Lions in 2005. In seven NFL seasons, he played in ninety-two games, started twenty-two of them, caught 203 passes for 2,404 yards and eleven touchdowns, and also compiled 1,560 punt return yards.

He finished his professional football career with the Grand Rapids Rampage of the Arena Football League in 2007.

NFL stats[edit]

Receiving Stats[2]

Year Team Games Receptions Yards Yards per Reception Longest Reception Touchdowns First Downs Fumbles Fumbles Lost
1999 PIT 16 61 714 11.7 41 5 42 1 0
2000 PIT 14 18 215 11.9 27 0 11 0 0
2001 PIT 16 19 283 14.9 57 0 12 1 1
2002 STL 14 18 157 8.7 48 2 8 1 1
2003 JAX 13 35 487 13.9 84 3 22 0 0
2004 JAX 16 50 533 10.7 36 1 25 2 2
2005 DET 3 2 15 7.5 8 0 1 0 0
Career 92 203 2,404 11.8 84 11 121 5 4

Returning Stats[2]

Year Team Games Punt Return Attempts Punt Return Yards Punts Returned for Touchdown Punts Fair Caught Longest Punt Return Kickoff Return Attempts Kickoff Return Yards Kickoffs Returned for Touchdown Longest Kickoff Return
1999 PIT 16 25 234 0 4 48 13 234 0 44
2000 PIT 14 0 0 0 1 0 15 298 0 37
2001 PIT 16 10 83 0 0 28 20 462 0 81
2002 STL 14 0 0 0 0 0 10 211 0 32
2003 JAX 13 0 0 0 0 0 1 20 0 20
2004 JAX 16 3 26 0 1 14 15 335 0 45
Career 89 38 343 0 6 48 74 1,560 0 81

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ NCAA - Football Records<
  2. ^ a b "Troy Edwards Stats". ESPN. ESPN Internet Venutures. Retrieved 16 June 2014.