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Who Is This Treasure Coast Legend? Eddie Edwards/FPC

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Eddie Edwards was a key player on the 1971 Fort Pierce Central team that went 13-0 and defeated Tampa Robinson 29-13 in the Class 4A state championship game. At 6-4, 248 pounds, this intimidating DE terrorized opposing quarterbacks and running backs for all three of his seasons as a Hurricane. He recorded over fifty tackles per season in each of his first two seasons, and averaged better than 13 stops and two quarterback sacks per game in his senior season. Edwards capped his Hurricane career by being named to every major All-American team in the country.

Edwards was the third overall draft pick in 1977, one spot behind Tony Dorsett.  He played 12 seasons for the Bengals and set franchise records for career sacks and sacks in a game.

 

 

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