Edwards Signs with Atlanta Falcons
June 28, 2007
NORMAL, Ill. - Former Illinois State running back Sha-Ron Edwards is having a pretty good week. On Saturday he scored a third-quarter touchdown for the Frankfort Galaxy in NFL Europa's World Bowl XV and on Thursday he signed a free agent contract with the NFL's Atlanta Falcons.
Edwards joins former ISU teammate Laurént Robinson, who was selected in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Falcons. Edwards and Robinson played together for the Redbirds during the 2003 season.
Edwards was a 2003 All-Gateway First Team selection for the Redbirds and still owns the third best single-season rushing total in Illinois State history. He legged 1,409 yards on 247 carries with 14 touchdowns during the 2003 campaign. During the year, Edwards compiled a pair of 200-yard rushing games against Missouri State (239) and Western Kentucky (233).
The Falcons begin training camp on July 25 when both the veterans and rookies report to the Falcons Training Facility, in Flowery Branch, Ga.