Former Ryan standout Mario Edwards was recently featured on Sports Illustrated's website before the start of his junior year.
There’s this kid who played at Ryan a couple of years ago.
He racked up a bunch of sacks, terrorized teenage offensive lineman and the item of affection for college football programs around the nation.
His name is Mario Edwards. Maybe you’ve heard of him.
Well if you haven’t, here’s your chance.
After signing with Florida State in 2012, Ryan graduate Mario Edwards Jr. helped the Seminoles win their third national championship on Monday night.
On Monday night in the BCS National Championship game, Florida State sophomore defensive end Mario Edwards Jr. came up with a performance that shouldn’t shock people around here.
In Florida State’s 34-31 win over Auburn for the Seminoles’ third national title, Edwards racked up six tackles, three tackles for loss and a sack.
The Mississippi native joins defensive end Jarvis Moss (Florida, 2007) defensive tackle Derek Lokey (Texas, 2006) and Ishie Oduegwu (Texas, 2006) as former Ryan players to win a national championship.
It was only fitting that Edwards put Ryan in the spotlight in one of the biggest sporting events of the year.
Florida State sophomore defensive end and Ryan graduate Mario Edwards will start for the No. 1 Seminoles in tonight's BCS National Championship game.
Last week, former area high school football standouts headlined the Cotton Bowl between Oklahoma State and Missouri.
But on the final day of the college football season, another area standout will play a prominent role in the most prominent game of the season.
Around Denton, people are quite familiar with Mario Edwards Jr. The 2012 Ryan graduate was a PARADE All-America selection and awarded the USA TODAY Defensive Player of the Year in 2012. Edwards feasted on opposing offenses during his two years at Ryan before enrolling at Florida State.
Tonight against No.3 Clemson, Edwards recovered the first fumble of his collegiate career and returned it 37 yards for a touchdown in tonight’s game featuring two Top 5 teams (see below).