Top Dawg

Austin Edwards

Photo courtesy of Kevin McDermott

Another Top Dawg award is ready to be dished out, and this week, it’s headed to the gridiron.

Ferris football had a dominant 47-6 win over William Jewell College (Liberty, Missouri) Saturday, Nov. 10. It’s only right that a player on the defensive side of the ball earn Top Dawg after they shut down the Cardinals.

Ferris junior defensive end Austin Edwards made an impact on the defensive side of the football against the Cardinals.

The defense as a whole was outstanding all game long, shutting down the Jewell offense and only allowing a pair of field goals all day long. Edwards was a significant part of the defensive effort as he helped to put a bow on the Bulldogs’ undefeated season with spectacular individual performance.

Edwards finished the game with three tackles, two of which went for a loss. On top of that, he added a sack. Of course, this is nothing new for Edwards, as he has performed well all season long.

In 11 games this season, Edwards leads the team with 56 total tackles, nine of which have gone for a loss, which also leads the team. He also has a team-leading five sacks, two pass breakups, one forced fumble and now a fumble return for a touchdown.

It’s safe to say that Edwards likely isn’t done adding to those stats, as next weekend he and the Bulldogs will continue their battle toward that elusive National Championship. Round one of the NCAA Division II Playoffs takes place Saturday, Nov. 17.