Trent Edwards First Former Stanford Player Taken In 2007 NFL Draft
April 28, 2007
New York, N.Y. - Trent Edwards became the first former Stanford player taken in the 2007 NFL Draft when he was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the third round (91st pick overall) on Saturday.
Edwards finished his Stanford career ranked among the school's all-time leaders in pass completions (487, 6th), pass attempts (865, 6th), passing yards (5429, 7th), total offense (5628, 7th), touchdown passes (36, 7th) and completion percentage (56.3, 487-865, 10th). He played in 35 games with 31 of those appearances coming in a starting role. He also added 199 yards rushing and two touchdowns on the ground.
Edwards played in just seven games during his 2006 senior season before suffering an injury to his right foot in the seventh contest of the campaign against Arizona that ended his collegiate career and an 18-game consecutive start streak. He finished his shortened season with 1027 yards in the air by completing 94-of-156 passes with six TD's and six interceptions. He had started the promising campaign on the Davey O'Brien Watch List for an award that is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback. Edwards was also a Preseason First Team (The Sporting News) and Second Team (Athlon, Steele's) All-Pac-10 selection, as well as an honorable mention All-American choice (Street & Smith's).
Edwards' top statistical season came in 2005 when he passed for 1934 yards and 17 touchdowns with only seven interceptions and a 62.7 completion percentage (168-of-268) that ranks 10th on the school's single-season list. He also had his top passing yardage game as a collegian during the season when he registered 303 yards through the air versus Arizona State.
He also passed for 1718 yards on 148-of-271 passing with nine TD's and 11 picks as a sophomore in 2004, as well as 750 yards on 77-of-170 with four TD's and nine interceptions as a freshman in 2003.
Edwards hails from nearly Los Gatos High School (Los Gatos, CA), where he led his team to a 26-0 record and back-to-back Central Coast Section Division III titles in his junior and senior seasons by combining for 5064 yards in the air during those two campaigns with 58 touchdown tosses and just seven interceptions.
The second day of the two-day 2007 NFL Draft will be held on Sunday.