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Ben Edwards
Player Profile:
Ben Edwards 769478
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 200
Year: Senior
Hometown: Yorktown, Va.
High School: York

• Two-time First-Team All-CAA selection
• Two-time Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I National End/Wide Receiver of the Year
• Ranked second all-time in career receptions with 208
• Tied for sixth in career touchdown catches with 15
• Sixth all-time in receiving yards with 2,202


• VaSID All-State Second Team 
• First-Team All-CAA
• Second-Team All-CAA by College Sports Madness
• Named The Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I National End/Wide Receiver of the Year for second-straight season
• Third-Team All-CAA punt returner by College Sports Madness
• CAA All-Academic Team
• Finished his outstanding Richmond career with 706 receiving yards and five touchdowns on 74 receptions in nine games played
• Third on the team in rushing with 138 yards and one touchdown on 31 attempts
• Totaled 37 yards and a touchdown off four catches in the win at Delaware
• Collected a game-high 150 yards with two touchdowns off 13 catches in the win at Stony Brook
• Led the team with 83 yards on nine catches, while rushing for 25 yards in the win against Albany
• Caught 13 passes for 83 yards and a touchdown against James Madison
• Led the offense with 189 all purpose yards, including 56 rushing and 126 receiving against Maine
• Set career highs in rushing (8) and receving (14) receptions against the Black Bears
• Ran for his first rushing touchdown, while catching nine passes for 101 yards in the win over Liberty
• Caught five passes for 31 yards at NC State
• Led the team with seven receptions, career-long 59-yard touchdown and ran for 32 yards on five carries in the season opener againts VMI
• Third-Team Preseason All-American by Beyond College Sports
• Fourth-Team Preseason All-American by Phil Steele
• Second-Team Preseason All-CAA by Phil Steele
• Second-Team Preseason All-CAA by College Sports Madness
• Named to the CFPA FCS Wide Receivers Award Watch List
• Named to the CFPA FCS Punt Returners Award Watch List 

• First-Team All-CAA
• Named The Touchdown Club of Richmond Division I National End/Wide Receiver of the Year
• First-Team VaSID All-State
• College Sports Madness Third-Team All-CAA
• 2012 CAA Football All-Academic Team
• Started all 11 games
• Led the CAA with 80 receptions while totaling a team-high 852 yards receiving and three touchdowns
• 80 catches rank second all-time in one season
• Also rushed for 117 yards on 16 carries
• Averaged 11.0 yards a punt return
• Reeled in 11 passes for 182 yards and touchdown against No. 4 Old Dominion
• Caught 11 passes for game-high 122 yards in win at VMI
• Also ran the ball once for 25 yards
• 10 receptions for 125 yards at No. 12/13 New Hampshire
• Career-high 13 receptions for 96 yards in Capital Cup win at William & Mary
• Had two catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in victory over Gardner-Webb
• Caught five passes for 36 yards and a touchdown, while also rushing the ball four times for 48 yards against Rhode Island
• Snagged six balls for 59 yards against Virginia
• Seven receptions for 57 yards in victory over Delaware
• Game-high six catches for 50 yards in win at Georgia State
• Four receptions for 27 yards in win over No. 2 James Madison
• Five catches for 25 yards in win at Villanova

• CAA Football Academic All-Conference Team
• Played in all 11 games, making 10 starts and notching 44 receptions for 509 yards and six touchdowns
• Caught eight passes for a season-high 98 yards and a touchdown against Maine
• Grabbed a career-high nine passes for 73 yards and completed a pass for 24 yards on a fourth-down conversion trick play at Delaware
• Returned a punt for 34 yards and a touchdown to go with two tackles in a nice special teams effort in a win against VMI
• Against William & Mary, had five catches for 75 yards and a touchdown
• Hauled in seven balls for 71 yards and a touchdown at Towson
• Returned four kicks for 66 yards to go along with two receptions for 22 yards at James Madison
• Also caught touchdown passes against Wagner, at New Hampshire, and at Old Dominion
• Totaled three or more receptions in seven games

• Was one of six true freshmen who saw action for Richmond in 2010
• Played in 10 games (five starts) and reeled in nine catches for 129 yards and a touchdown
• His first career score was a 47-yard TD grab from Aaron Corp in the Coastal Carolina win
• Finished with a career-high three catches for a career-high 64 yards in the Coastal game
• Had a 27-yard grab in the Elon win

High School
• A highly-touted prep athlete from York High
• Scored 27 combined touchdowns as a junior on his way to Offensive Player of the Year honors in the Bay Rivers District
• Also earned First Team All-District and All-Region mention as both a quarterback and kick returner and a Second Team All-District nod as a punter
• Posted 900 yards passing, 950 yards rushing, 60 tackles and three interceptions as a junior
• Missed the last half of his senior year with an injury
• Averaged 14.0 points and 5.4 assists as a junior in basketball and was an All-District honoree

• Son of Zach and Kathy Edwards
• His father played football at Virginia Tech and his brother, Aaron, plays football at Christopher Newport

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