Nashville, Tenn. – On Monday, Tennessee State offensive lineman Kadeem Edwards accepted an invitation to play in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl.
Edwards and the South team will square off against the North squad at 3 p.m. on Jan. 25 at Ladd-Peeples Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
This year, Edwards was selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference Team for the third consecutive time following a season in which he started 13 games at left guard. He played a pivotal role in recording TSU’s winningest season since 1999 and a berth into the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Division I Playoffs.
Edwards, a native of Sanford, Fla. was a four-year starter for Big Blue, amassing 43 career starts. Edwards is also on the President’s List, the All-OVC Academic Team and is a National Football Foundation Student Athlete.
The guard is the first Tennessee State player to be invited to the Senior Bowl since Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in 2008, and the first TSU offensive lineman since Michael Thompson in 2000.
With Edwards, Tennessee State has now had 24 players selected to the Senior Bowl including Big Blue legends Claude Humphrey, James Marsalis, Vern Holland, Waymond Bryant and Ed “Too Tall” Jones.
Last season, seven players from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) made Senior Bowl rosters and all were taken in April’s NFL Draft.
The last player drafted for TSU was running back Javarris Williams who was selected in the seventh round by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2009.