Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Edwards' best play to come Sunday in Boone

No matter what Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards does Saturday in the Mountaineers' semifinal playoff gane at Montana, his most impressive play will come Sunday afternoon.

That's when Edwards is scheduled to graduate at 2 p.m., completing his degree in graphic arts and imaging technology in 3 1/2 years.

"It means a lot," Edwards said Wednesday. "That's whaht you go to school for, to try to get your degree and get the best job possible after school."

In Edwards' case, he may find a job playing professional football. With his blend of speed and throwing ability, Edwards is likely to get a long look from several NFL teams.

His schedule is open after the holidays. He said he hasn't scheduled any job interviews yet.

Edwards expects to have at least 10 family members in attendance at his graduation but he hasn't made any celebratory plans, waiting to find out if the Mountaineers will be preparing to play in the national championship game on Dec. 18.

I"m trying to focus on Saturday first then focus on Sunday," Edwards said. "You really don't want to go into graduation mad, coming in there with a loss, so I'm trying to focus on Saturday."

-- Ron Green Jr.


Anonymous said...

What an unbelievable young man!!! Not only is he arguably the greatest football player in FCS history but to graduate in 3 1/2 years just shows the kind of person and leader Armanti is. The whole football program in Boone is such a statement in class and character.

Someone who knows better. said...

...or just that it's a ridiculously easy school.