Kelvin Edwards, former Liberty football player, gets his jersey retired

Liberty football legend Kelvin Edwards will have his number 83 jersey retired at Saturday’s Homecoming football matchup against the Maine Black Bears. Edwards blazed a trail for Flames athletes, finishing his four-year Liberty football career (1982-85) with 2,546 receiving yards and 24 touchdowns. Edwards’ professional football career was highlighted by the wide receiver’s time spent with the Dallas Cowboys. 

The  2009 Liberty Athletics Hall of Fame inductee played high school football in Georgia before accepting a football scholarship from the Flames. Edwards caught passes in 39 of his 41 collegiate games played and was selected to play in the 1985 Blue-Gray Football Classic. Edwards also set records in the 300- and 400-meter races for the Flames’ track team. 

Following a stellar college career, Edwards was chosen in the fourth round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints. The Dallas Cowboys signed the Birmingham native the following season, bringing Edwards’ childhood dream to life. Edwards retired from the NFL with 746 receiving yards in 35 games.

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. would like to invite Liberty alumni to join Edwards on the field at Williams Stadium during Edwards’ recognition. The Flames will kick off against the Black Bears at 6 p.m. on Oct. 19 in Williams Stadium. Liberty News Service and Edwards’ online biography are credited for information found in this article.

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