Some college football players have big moments…big moments in a game or two when their athletic abilities shine and they overachieve individually to help spur a team victory or secure a win. ]V[ichigan wide receiver Braylon Edwards made a career of such.
If there’s a receiving record kept in Ann Arbor, chances are Edwards broke it, owns it, or darn sure nearly got it.
And more than anything, it was his consistency over time that separated him from the rest.
In primarily three season, the unanimous first-team All-American and Biletnikoff Award winning Edwards played in 17 games where he managed more than 100 yards receiving – one of his Wolverine records.
He set the mark for receptions in a career and season, receiving yardage in a career and season, career touchdowns and is second and third for touchdown grabs in a single year right behind the “Legend” Desmond Howard.
12 times Edwards had multiple touchdown games and twice he pulled down 3.
Who among us can forget the triple overtime thriller in 2004 against Michigan State when Edwards could not be stopped and his 11 catch, 189-yard, three-touchdown performance gave the Wolverines a 45-37 victory?
Then there’s also #1.
Braylon Edwards made a career out of big moments and has set the bar high for all those who may aspire to be like him.
In 17 days, we get to see who, if every anyone, will be next…