|Date of birth:||September 28, 1907|
|Place of birth:||Mold, Washington, U.S.|
|Date of death:||January 12, 1973(aged 65)|
|Place of death:||Seattle, Washington, U.S.|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||255 lb (116 kg)|
|High school:||Clarkston High School|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics as of 1940
|Head coaching record:||16–18–1|
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Albert Glen "Turk" Edwards (September 28, 1907 – January 12, 1973) was an American football tackle in the National Football League (NFL). He played his entire career for, and later became the head coach of, the Washington Redskins. Edwards was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969.
Edwards attended and played college football at Washington State University from 1929 to 1931. He helped lead the Cougars to a 9–0 record during the 1930 season and gained an invitation to the 1931 Rose Bowl. Edwards, along with Mel Hein, became the first All-Americans selected from Washington State. He was a member of the Alpha Omicron Chapter of Theta Chi Fraternity while at Washington State University.
After finishing college, Edwards received offers from three NFL franchises, the recently created Boston Braves, the New York Giants, and the Portsmouth Spartans. He chose the highest bid: $1,500 for 10 games from the Braves, a team that would later become the Boston Redskins and then move to Washington D.C. in 1937.
Edwards played for the Braves/Redskins for nine seasons, winning All-NFL honors from major media outlets every year of his career except his last one.
Edwards sustained a career-ending injury during coin-tossing ceremony prior to a game against the New York Giants in 1940. After calling the coin toss and shaking hands with former teammate Mel Hein (the Giants' captain), Edwards attempted to pivot around to head back to his sideline. However, his cleats caught in the grass and his oft-injured knee gave way, ending his season and ultimately his career.
Edwards continued with the Redskins as an assistant coach from 1941 to 1945 and then as the head coach from 1946 to 1948. After 17 consecutive seasons with the Redskins, Edwards retired from professional football.
- Turk Edwards at the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Turk Edwards at the College Football Hall of Fame
- Turk Edwards at Pro-Football-Reference.com