ESPN is reporting that the Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks have worked out former Appalachian State University All-America quarterback Armanti Edwards.
Edwards finished last season on injured reserve with the Cleveland Browns after suffering an ankle injury in November. He was later released just before Christmas. Seattle needs a new punt returner after Golden Tate signed with the Detroit Lions this offseason. Edwards has returned 40 punts for 281 yards in four years with Cleveland and the Carolina Panthers. That could be the angle of interest for Seattle in Edwards in addition to his receiving ability.
Edwards led the Mountaineers to consecutive NCAA Division I Football Championships (FCS) in 2006 and 2007. He became the first quarterback in Southern Conference history to lead his team to four straight conference championships. He became the first quarterback in NCAA Division I history to throw for 9,000 yards and rush for 4,000 yards in a career.
He finished his college career with 10,392 passing yards and 4,361 rushing yards. He threw 74 touchdown passes and he scored 65 rushing TDs during his career with the Mountaineers.Edwards was selected in the third round (he was the 89th pick) in the 2010 NFL draft by the Carolina Panthers.
Photo Courtesy: Armanti Edwards, Carolina Panthers