MOBILE, Ala. – On Saturday, Tennessee State guard Kadeem Edwards will suit up for the North Team in the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl at 3 p.m.
Edwards is just one of 10 players from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) and the only player from an HBCU.
“I thought Kadeem came out and showed he belonged here with some of the other top lineman in college football,” former TSU and current Jacksonville Jaguars coach Kevin Mashack said. “He more than held his own and represented Big Blue very well.”
Edwards has had the opportunity in this week’s practices to protect and go up against some of the top collegiate players from around the country while also receiving instructions and evaluations from the Jaguars’ coaching staff.
The Sanford, Fla. native, who was named an All-American by the Associated Press and Sports Network, was the top offensive lineman for the Tigers who finished the season 10-4 overall, 6-2 and second place in the OVC and earned an at-large berth to the FCS Playoffs.
The senior helped block for Tim Broughton who rushed for 1,146 yards (25th-most nationally) and six touchdowns and for a quarterback duo that combined for 26 passes touchdowns and also four interceptions in 14 games.
Edwards was a four-year starter for Big Blue, amassing 43 career starts. He was also a member of the President's List, the All-OVC Academic Team and is a National Football Foundation Student Athlete.
He 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).
Edwards and the rest of the North Squad will square off against the South on Saturday, Jan. 25 at Ladd-Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala.
The game can be seen on the NFL Network at 3 p.m.