Braylon Edwards’ Brother Transfers to Michigan as Walk-On

Braylon Edwards’ Brother Transfers to Michigan as Walk-On

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Braylon Edwards’ Brother Transfers to Michigan as Walk-On


Michigan football lands a grad transfer from a prolific family of former Wolverines.


Braylon Edwards’ Brother Transfers to Michigan as Walk-On

Years ago, Michigan seemed to be in disarray, not just because of the record on the field.

The Wolverines, under then-head coach Brady Hoke, wouldn’t extend an offer to the younger Edwards, which drew the ire of his prolific older brother and second-team All-Big Ten RB father.

At the time, some in the Edwards family lashed out, as Berkley opted to become a Golden Gopher, as the Wolverines weren’t an option.

As chronicled by AnnArbor.com, Braylon said on Twitter:

“I don’t understand how my brother has the 8th (fastest) time in the country in the 60m, ran for 1800 yards last year and 20 and UofM wontcall,” Edwards tweeted around 8 p.m.

The elder Stan expressed his dismay at the situation to the Detroit Free Press:

“I don’t know that I’ll ever get over that,” Stan said. “It’s not a grudge. It’s just disappointment. Because I thought, and I still think Berkley is good enough to play on any team in the Big Ten, including the one that Braylon and I played at.”

But now, the Edwards family gets what they wanted all along, as the progeny of the talented tailback will don a winged helmet after all.

Berkley spent his first three years at Minnesota before transferring to Central Michigan.

Per TMI’s Sam Webb, who spoke to Stan Edwards on his morning radio show on Thursday, Berkley has been granted a sixth year of eligibility on a medical basis, and has chosen to walk-on to Michigan this upcoming season.

“Berkley is finally living his lifelong dream to touch the banner and get a Michigan degree,” Edwards’ father Stan told The Michigan Insider. “And who knows, maybe he’ll get some snaps in the process. He is working his tail off to see if he can find a role somewhere in the offense. I’m proud either way.”

In three years of play on the field, Edwards played in 14 games, carried the ball 41 times, amassing 184 yards with 2 touchdowns — maintaining an average of 4.5 yards-per-carry.

He joins a Wolverines team that currently has a walk-on rising up the depth chart, as Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said that Tru Wilson is currently third behind Karan Higdon and Chris Evans.

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