Dylan Edwards picks up national honor after breaking record in Colorado's win over TCU
Dylan Edwards is receiving national recognition for his record-breaking performance in Colorado’s Week 1 win over TCU.
Edwards has been named the Doak Walker National Running Back of the Week honor for Week 1. He set a school record with 135 receiving yards as a running back and scored the decisive 4th quarter touchdown on a 46-yard reception on 4th down in the Buffaloes’ season-opening 45-42 upset win at TCU. His other touchdown grabs – the first Colorado scores of each half – were for 4 and 75 yards.
A 5-9, 170-pound freshman from Derby, Kansas, Edwards broke a 62-year-old school record while scoring 3 touchdowns on his 5 catches. Edwards added 24 rushing yards on 6 carries and a fourth touchdown. He also returned a kickoff in his standout debut.
Edwards is the first true freshman running back to start a season-opener at Colorado since Kent Kahl in 1991. Edwards and the Buffaloes look to keep the momentum going in Week 2 as Deion Sanders’ squad returns to Boulder for Saturday’s home opener against Nebraska. The game is set for 9 a.m. PT on FOX.
Congrats to our Player of the Week!@dylan_edwards of @CUBuffsFootball set a school record with 135 receiving yards as a running back and scored the decisive fourth-quarter touchdown on the fourth down against TCU last weekend.#doakwalkeraward #afsmu #ncaafootball pic.twitter.com/IrtnCCl6kt
— Doak Walker Award (@DoakWalkerAward) September 6, 2023