CHARLESTON, S.C. – Tennessee State defensive lineman Rodney Edwards has been named to the 2015 FCS Defensive Awards Watch List by College Football Performance Awards (CFPA). The list includes thirty-two defensive backs, thirty-two linebackers, and thirty-four defensive linemen from the Football Championship Subdivision.
Edwards leads the Tigers with eight tackles-for-loss and has registered 33 tackles, 18 solos, this season. The Gadsden, Ala., native leads the Ohio Valley Conference, and is ranked seventh in the country, with two fumble recoveries.
Edwards has also added a sack, a quarterback-hurry, a pass-breakup and a pass deflection during his junior campaign.
All FCS players are eligible for awards at their respective positions. Players are not preemptively eliminated from consideration. The award winners will be announced January 13, 2016.