David Edwards (offensive lineman)

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David Edwards
No. 73 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1997-03-20) March 20, 1997 (age 22)
Downers Grove, Illinois
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:315 lb (143 kg)
Career information
High school:Downers Grove (IL) North
College:Wisconsin
NFL Draft:2019 / Round: 5 / Pick: 169
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

David Edwards (born March 20, 1997) is an American football offensive tackle for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Wisconsin.

High School career[edit]

During high school, Edwards played quarterback for Downers Grove North High School. While in high school, he weighed 215 pounds, didn't lift weights, and didn't eat breakfast.[1]

College career[edit]

During college, Edwards started eating breakfast and gained 20 pounds in his first six months. By August 2016, Edwards had grown to 275 pounds.[1] After his Sophomore season, Edwards was named to the AFCA First-team All-American.[2] Edwards considered declaring for the 2018 NFL draft, but eventually decided against it. One factor that swayed Edwards was a talk with Wisconsin alumnus and Cleveland Browns player Joe Thomas, who told Edwards that he would remember his final year at Wisconsin more than his rookie season in the NFL.[3] Prior to the 2018 season, Edwards was named pre-season second team All-Ameriacan by Sporting News,[4] Sports Illustrated,[5] and the Associated Press.[6] Edwards was also named a first team All-Ameriacan by Athlon Sports.[7] On January 1, 2019, Edwards announced that he would forgo his final year of eligibility and declare for the 2019 NFL Draft.[8]

Professional career[edit]

Edwards was drafted by the Los Angeles Rams in the fifth round (169th overall) of the 2019 NFL Draft.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Sherman, Mitch (November 17, 2017). "Meet the former option QB who now anchors Wisconsin's O-line". Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  2. ^ "David Edwards tabbed first-team All-America by AFCA". December 13, 2017. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  3. ^ Greenstein, Teddy (February 25, 2018). "Wisconsin offensive linemen hunger for more success after turning down NFL cash". Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Sporting News 2018 college football preseason All-Americans". Sportingnews.com. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  5. ^ "SI's 2018 Preseason All-America Teams". Sports Illustrated. August 15, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  6. ^ "5 Badgers named to AP preseason All-America teams". Fox Sports. August 21, 2018. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Lassan, Steven (June 19, 2018). "College Football 2018 All-America Team". Athlon Sports. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  8. ^ Flood, Evan (January 1, 2019). "Edwards Declares For NFL Draft". 247 Sports. Retrieved January 12, 2019.
  9. ^ "2019 NFL Draft Results: Los Angeles Rams select Wisconsin Badgers OL David Edwards". Turf Show Times. April 27, 2019.

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