DURHAM, N.C. – Redshirt senior safety DeVon Edwards did not have the final season he imagined, suffering torn left anterior cruciate and medial collateral ligaments during Duke’s 38-35 win over Notre Dame on September 24. The injury signified the end of Edwards’ collegiate football career.
Earlier this month, Edwards spoke at the 2016 team banquet and discussed his playing career, his coaches, how the injury changed him and what he appreciated most about his time as a Blue Devil.
A native of Covington, Ga., Edwards ended his 44-game playing career with 327 tackles, 13.0 tackles for loss, 10.5 quarterback sacks, five interceptions, six caused fumbles, 21 pass breakups and eight QB pressures. In addition, he returned 74 kickoffs for 2,060 yards for a 27.84 average and six touchdowns.
A three-time All-America and All-ACC pick as a kick return specialist, Edwards garnered all-league honors as a defensive back in 2014 and 2015. He also graduated from Duke with a degree in psychology and certificate in markets and management and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in liberal studies and owns a 3.600 graduate school grade point average. Edwards was a 2016 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete.#GoDuke