rgia, a running back from Georgia, declares for the 2024 NFL Draft.
WALB ATHENS, GA – Daijun Edwards, a native of Moultrie, assisted in leading the Georgia Bulldogs to the biggest bowl victory in college football history. The running back’s final game in red and black came against Georgia, 63-3.
Edwards declared on social media that he would be joining the NFL Draft in 2024.
On Saturday, October 29, 2022, in Jacksonville, Florida, during the first half of an NCAA college football game, Georgia running back Daijun Edwards (30) breaks past the Florida defense for yards. (Photo by John Raoux/AP)(AP/John Raoux)
“These past four years of representing Georgia Football has been a blessing! Every memory I have of my brothers in the dark between the hedges is one I will treasure. Edwards expressed gratitude to God, his family, his teammates, and all of their supporters for their unwavering support. I will always be appreciative to my coaching staff for their leadership, direction, and providing me with the chance to showcase my skills on the field! That being stated, I’m happy to declare that I will OFFICIALLY BE MAKING MY DECLUTIONS FOR THE 2024 NFL DRAFT!
The senior has lived in Athens for the past four years, during which time he undoubtedly established himself. With 881 running yards and 13 rushing touchdowns this season, he led the Dawgs in both categories. Given that he is currently Colquitt County’s all-time leading rusher, he is well familiar with the record. Edwards discussed his preparation for this trek from South Georgia with WALB Sports. Edwards stated, “It really helped me get ready for how things are supposed to work and what I’m supposed to do.”
Edwards was a major member of a crucial group of Dawgs players during his tenure in Athens. They went 50-4 in 4 years, winning the Peach Bowl twice, the Orange Bowl twice, and back-to-back national titles. At 29, they had the longest winning streak currently in play in NCAA football. Edwards is well aware of the highlights of his four years.
“Winning those two National Championships, probably.” Edwards remarked, “I’m honored to be a bulldog.” “I am appreciative of my career. I genuinely wanted to finish with my comrades in the best possible way.
The fact that Edwards is a better player and person than Bulldogs head coach Kirby Smart is not widely known. Since they were raised in southern Georgia, they have a unique kinship that only they can comprehend. He used to constantly beat me up in high school; he’s from Colquitt County. I give him hugs and kisses every time I see him and speak with him. He’s developed into such a lovely man. With one semester left until he graduates, he is incredibly proud of Daijun and all that he has become. This young man wasn’t even actively solicited. Georgia running back Daijun Edwards (33) receives a handoff from JT Daniels (18) during the second half of the team’s NCAA college football game against South Carolina on Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. “We took the kid because we knew he was tough, would work hard, and he had a tremendous season for us to help up.” Georgia triumphed 45–16. (Photo by Sean Rayford/AP)(AP/Sean Rayford)
The seventh bulldog to declare for the draft is Edwards. In addition to Amarius Mims, he joins Kendall Milton, Ladd McConkey Tykee Smith, Javon Bullard, and Kamari Lassiter.