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Daijun Edwards

Daijun Edwards
Georgia Bulldogs – No. 30
PositionRunning back
ClassSenior
MajorHousing Management & Policy
Personal information
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight201 lb (91 kg)
Career history
College
Bowl games
High schoolColquitt County High School
Career highlights and awards

Sevarian Daijun Edwards is an American football running back who currently plays for the Georgia Bulldogs.

Early life

Edwards attended Colquitt County High School in Norman Park, Georgia. In Edwards high school career he rushed for 4,327 yards and 62 touchdowns on 690 carries, while also bringing in 69 receptions for 748 yards and two touchdowns.[1] Edwards set the Colquitt County's record for career rushing yards and rushing touchdowns during his career.[2] Edwards committed to play college football at the University of Georgia over Florida State.[3][4]

College career

In the 2020 regular season finale, Edwards had a breakout game rushing for 103 yards and his first career touchdown, as he helped the Bulldogs beat Missouri.[5][6] Edwards finished the 2020 season with 218 yards and a touchdown on 37 carries, while also catching one pass for three yards.[7] In week four of the 2021 season, Edwards rushed for a touchdown and forced a fumble in a 62–0 win over Vanderbilt 62–0.[8][9] Edwards finished the 2021 season with 215 yards and three touchdowns on 49 carries, while also bringing in two receptions for 42 yards.[10] In the 2021 season Edwards helped guide the Georgia Bulldogs to a national championship win.[11] In week six of the 2022 season, Edwards rushed for 83 yards and three touchdowns as he helped Georgia beat Auburn.[12][13] In week nine, Edwards rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns as he helped the Bulldogs beat Florida.[14] Edwards finished the 2022 season as his best, rushing 140 times for 769 yards and seven touchdowns, while also hauling in 14 receptions for 101 yards.[15] Edwards would again help guide the Bulldogs to consecutive national championships in back to back years.[16]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 9+58 in
(1.77 m)
207 lb
(94 kg)
29+34 in
(0.76 m)
9+12 in
(0.24 m)
4.71 s 1.63 s 2.74 s 4.32 s 7.20 s 30.0 in
(0.76 m)
9 ft 6 in
(2.90 m)
15 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[17][18]

References

  1. ^ "Daijun Edwards Football Stats". MaxPreps.com. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  2. ^ Towers, Chip (January 30, 2020). "Georgia adds another commitment, jumps to No. 1 class". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  3. ^ Austin, Brooks (February 5, 2020). "Daijun Edwards Officially Signs Georgia". Sports lllustrated. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  4. ^ Legge, Dean (January 30, 2020). "Georgia lands 4-star running back Daijun Edwards". Online Athes. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  5. ^ Morgan, James (December 12, 2020). "Watch: Georgia football RB Daijun Edwards scores first career TD". UGA Wire. USA Today. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  6. ^ Gilmer, Blayne (December 16, 2020). "STATS THAT MATTER: GEORGIA VS. MISSOURI 2020". Bulldawg Illustrated. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  7. ^ "Daijun Edwards 2020 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  8. ^ Reno, Harrison (September 25, 2021). "LIVE Updates: Georgia vs Vanderbilt". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  9. ^ Sudge, Brandon (September 25, 2021). "What we learned in Georgia's dominant road win at Vanderbilt". The Telegraph. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  10. ^ "Daijun Edwards 2021 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  11. ^ Grandy, Wayne (January 13, 2022). "Edwards fourth Packer to earn National Championship ring". Moultire Observer. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  12. ^ Carroll, Andrew (October 8, 2022). "Daijun Edwards Arrived vs Auburn for Georgia Football". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  13. ^ "No. 2 UGA routs Auburn 42-10 in Deep South's Oldest Rivalry". CBS Sports. Associated Press. October 9, 2022. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  14. ^ "No. 1 Georgia pulls away late, wins 'Cocktail Party' 42-20". CBS Sports. Associated Press. October 30, 2022. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  15. ^ "Daijun Edwards 2022 Game Log". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved August 24, 2023.
  16. ^ Edholm, Eric (January 9, 2023). "Georgia dominates TCU to win second consecutive College Football Playoff National Championship". NFL.com. Retrieved August 28, 2023.
  17. ^ "Daijun Edwards Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
  18. ^ "2024 NFL Draft Scout Daijun Edwards College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved March 12, 2024.
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