MEET: BALL STATE RB JAHWAN EDWARDS
May 14, 2014HOOSIER SPORTS 365
MEET BALL STATE RB JAHWAN EDWARDS
** 2013 All-Mid-American Conference Second Team **
** 2013 ESPN Helmet Sticker Award vs. Virginia (10/5/13) **
** AT&T All-America Player of the Week vs. Virginia (10/5/13) **
** 2013 Doak Walker Award Candidate **
** 2012 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team **
** 2011 Ball State John Hodge (Outstanding Freshman) Award **
Career: Set the Ball State career rushing touchdowns record (39) and the school's career total touchdowns record (39) as a junior . . . eight career games with multiple touchdowns . . . seven games with three rushing TDs . . . 12 career games with 100 or more yards rushing, which ranks fourth on Ball State's all-time chart . . . 3,306 career rushing yards, which ranks fourth on the Cardinals' career chart . . . only sixth player in Ball State history to rush for 3,000 or more yards in a career . . . needs 697 rushing yards to set the Ball State career record . . . 622 rushing attempts ranks seventh in Ball State history.
2013 (Jr.): Started his 30th career game in the GoDaddy Bowl . . . rushed for 1,110 yards to become only the fourth player in school history with two 1,000-yard rushing seasons . . . ranked 39th in the country in rushing yards and 28th with 100.9 rushing yards per game . . . ranked 19th in the nation with 14 rushing touchdowns . . . the 14 rushing TDs tied his own mark for third in Ball State single-season history . . . started 11 games . . . missed the Army and North Texas games with an injury . . . four 100-yard rushing games -- Virginia (155), Akron (120), Northern Illinois (156) and vs. Arkansas State in the GoDaddy Bowl (146) . . . three touchdowns vs. Toledo, at Eastern Michigan and at Virginia . . . 24 carries for 155 yards and three touchdowns at Virginia . . . tallied 212 rushing attempts, which is the 14th best single-season total in school history . . . received one of Ball State's Ray Louthen Positional Awards for outstanding running back on the team.
2012 (So.): Started 12 games and played in all 13, including the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl St. Petersburg . . . earned second letter . . . rushed for 1,410 yards, which ranks as the third best single-season effort in Ball State annals . . . 14 rushing touchdowns is the third best single-season mark in Ball State history . . . five straight 100-yard rushing games -- vs. Western Michigan thru vs. Ohio . . . six 100-yard rushing games on the season . . . rushed for a career high 200 yards and tied his career high with three rushing touchdowns vs. Eastern Michigan . . . tied his career high with three rushing TDs vs. Western Michigan and at Miami University . . . rushed for 169 yards and one touchdown on 17 carries vs. Ohio . . . rushed for 148 yards and one touchdown on career high 30 carries at Army . . . rushed for 128 yards on 21 carries at Central Michigan . . . rushed for 138 yards on 23 carries vs. Western Michigan . . . rushed for 105 yards on 16 carries with one TD at Toledo . . . scored the game-winning TD in the first overtime period vs. WMU, and on a 15-yard run with 1:43 to play at Toledo . . . season high two catches vs. Eastern Michigan and vs. Northern Illinois . . . season best 12 receiving yards on one catch at Clemson . . . ranked tied for 22nd in the nation in rushing with 108.46 yards per game.
2011 (Fr.): Started the last seven games . . . made his first collegiate start vs. Temple . . . rushed for a season high 123 yards on a career best 25 attempts, including a season long rush of 28 yards at Ohio . . . the 123 rushing yards marked his second career 100-yard plus game . . . rushed for 112 yards vs. Buffalo . . . posted his 11th career rushing touchdown vs. Toledo in the season finale . . . rushed for 112 yards on 22 carries vs. Buffalo . . . rushed for a career best three touchdowns vs. Army, which were the most for a Ball State player since Cory Sykes had three at Eastern Michigan Oct. 24, 2009 . . . the Army game was his second straight multiple rushing TD game . . . made his first collegiate appearance in Ball State's season opening 27-20 victory over Indiana at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. . . . gained 84 rushing yards on 16 rushes against Indiana . . . also made his first career pass reception with a career long 11-yard catch vs. the Hoosiers . . . rushed for 41 yards and one touchdown on seven carries vs. the nation's 22nd-ranked South Florida Bulls . . . the TD at USF was the first of his career . . . surpassed the 500-yard rushing mark for the season at Ohio . . . ranked 9th in the MAC for touchdowns scored . . . earned first letter.
HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters in football for head coach Mike Newsome . . . helped team to a 16-0 record, including a 7-0 conference mark, as a senior . . . helped the Bulldogs to a 56-3 career mark . . . helped the team to back-to-back state championships as a junior and senior . . . competed for Butler's nationally ranked football team as a senior . . . the Bulldogs were ranked as high as eighth by ESPN, ninth by Rivals.com, 13th by PrepNation.com and 16th in the USA Today Poll . . . all-state as a senior . . . named Most Valuable Player of the state championship game as a junior and senior . . . three-time all-conference . . . rushed 256 times for 1,652 yards plus tallied 21 receptions for 296 yards as a senior . . . totalled 33 TDs as a senior . . . rushed 475 times for 2,979 yards and managed 30 receptions for 463 yards in career . . . totalled 62 TDs in career.
PERSONAL: Son of Consulla Edwards . . . born July 27, 1992 . . . full name is Jahwan M. Edwards.