Gus Edwards (American football)

Gus Edwards (born April 13, 1995) is an American football running back for the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Rutgers and signed with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent in 2018.[1][2]

Gus Edwards
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Edwards with the Ravens in 2018
No. 35 – Baltimore Ravens
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1995-04-13) April 13, 1995 (age 24)
Staten Island, New York
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school:Tottenville
(Staten Island, New York)
College:Rutgers
Undrafted:2018
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2019
Rushing yards:1,429
Rushing average:5.3
Rushing touchdowns:4
Receptions:9
Receiving yards:65
Receiving touchdowns:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Early lifeEdit

Edwards attended and played high school football at Tottenville High School.[3] Edwards was named as a three-star recruit by ESPN, 247Sports.com, Rivals.com, and Scout.com.[4]

College careerEdit

Edwards attended and played college football at the University of Miami from 2013–2016 and Rutgers in 2017 as a graduate transfer.[5][6]

Collegiate statisticsEdit

Gus Edwards Rushing Receiving
Year School Conf Class Pos G Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD
2013 Miami (FL) ACC FR RB 9 66 338 5.1 5 0 0 0 0
2014 Miami (FL) ACC SO RB 10 61 349 5.7 6 2 44 22.0 0
2015 Miami (FL) ACC JR RB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 Miami (FL) ACC SR RB 10 59 290 4.9 1 1 9 9.0 0
2017 Rutgers Big Ten SR RB 12 164 713 4.3 6 13 103 7.9 1
Career Overall 350 1,690 4.8 18 16 156 9.8 1

Professional careerEdit

2018Edit

Edwards signed with the Baltimore Ravens as an undrafted free agent on May 4, 2018.[7] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on October 13, 2018.[10] In Week 6 of the 2018 season, he made his professional debut in the 21–0 victory over the Tennessee Titans. He had 10 carries for 42 yards in the game.[11] In a Week 11 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, he recorded 17 carries for 115 yards and a touchdown.[12]

Edwards joined elite company on November 25, 2018, when he recorded 23 carries for 118 yards in a 34–17 victory over the Oakland Raiders.[13] He became the first Ravens' rookie running back to have back to back 100+ yard rushing games since Jamal Lewis in the 2000 season.[14] He finished the season as the Ravens leading rusher with 718 rushing yards and two touchdowns.[15] He also finished fifth among all rookie running backs in rushing yards.[16] In the Wild Card Round against the Los Angeles Chargers, he had 23 rushing yards in his playoff debut, a 23–17 loss.[17]

2019Edit

In Week 11 against the Houston Texans, Edwards rushed eight times for 112 yards and a touchdown in the 41–7 win.[18] In Week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, Edwards rushed 21 times for 130 yards during the 28–10 win. [19] In the 2019 season, Edwards finished with 133 carries for 711 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miami graduate transfer RB Gus Edwards commits to Rutgers after blocked from Pitt, Syracuse". NJ.com. February 27, 2017.
  2. ^ "Rutgers' Gus Edwards signs with Ravens as undrafted free agent after NFL Draft". NJ.com. April 28, 2018.
  3. ^ "Tottenville High School football star Augustus Edwards chooses Syracuse". SILive.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  4. ^ "Gus Edwards College Bio". Rutgers University. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Miami graduate transfer RB Gus Edwards commits to Rutgers after blocked from Pitt, Syracuse". NJ.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  6. ^ "Gus Edwards College Stats". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  7. ^ "Ravens Sign 15 Undrafted Rookie Free Agents". BaltimoreRavens.com. May 4, 2018. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  8. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 1, 2018). "Ravens Make Final Cuts to 53 Players". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  9. ^ Mink, Ryan (September 2, 2018). "Ravens Assemble Their 2018 Practice Squad". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  10. ^ Mink, Ryan (October 13, 2018). "Ravens Pull Up Running Back Gus Edwards to 53-Man Roster". BaltimoreRavens.com. Retrieved October 16, 2018.
  11. ^ "Ravens' Gus Edwards: Posts 42 yards in NFL debut". CBSSports.com. Retrieved November 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Lee, Edward. "Rookie running back Gus Edwards excels in Ravens' 24–21 win against Bengals". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  13. ^ "Gus Edwards Tops 100 Yards Again as Ravens Ground and Pound Raiders". Baltimore Ravens. Retrieved November 30, 2018.
  14. ^ "Ravens RB Gus Edwards joins elite company in 2nd career start". Ravens Wire. November 25, 2018. Retrieved November 29, 2018.
  15. ^ "2018 Baltimore Ravens Statistics & Players". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  16. ^ "Rookie RBs – Rushing Yards – 2018". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  17. ^ "Wild Card – Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens – January 6th, 2019". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved February 1, 2019.
  18. ^ "Ravens harass Watson, beat Texans 41-7 for 6th straight win". www.espn.com. Associated Press. November 17, 2019. Retrieved November 17, 2019.
  19. ^ "Despite lacking star power, Ravens beat Steelers 28-10". www.espn.com. Associated Press. December 29, 2019. Retrieved December 29, 2019.
  20. ^ "Gus Edwards 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 4, 2020.

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