Edmunds Bros. Ready For Season Debut

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Ferrell Edmunds will be in the Georgia Dome to watch his son, Trey, make his college debut on Saturday against defending national champion Alabama.  But before he and his family travel to Atlanta, Edmunds will lead Dan River’s (Ringgold, VA) varsity football squad in its 2013 regular season opener against Bartlett Yancey High School (Yanceyville, N.C.) on Friday night.

Terrell Edmunds looks on at a Virginia Tech camp in July of 2013.

Dan River is coming off a 2012 season in which it captured the Dogwood District regular season championship and finished with a 9-2 overall record.  This year’s team features three major FBS-level prospects, including Virginia Tech-bound senior Terrell Edmunds , Cincinnati-bound senior Kimoni Fitz, and junior Tremaine Edmunds .

Terrell Edmunds earned Group A Division 2 all-state honors at defensive back his junior season.  The 6’1″, 195-pound senior brings speed, athleticism, and versatility to the Dan River program.

“He means so much to us,” Ferrell Edmunds said of his son, Terrell, who is expected to see action at quarterback, running back, receiver, and defensive back in his senior season.  “His work ethic is unbelievable.  He wants to win at everything.  He wants to be the strongest.  He wants to be the fastest.  Terrell has seen Trey come through and do his thing, and now this is his opportunity.”

Virginia Tech likes his talents on defense, believing he could play corner or safety in Bud Foster’s defense.

“Terrell has good range.  He has extreme quickness.  He is a strong, gutty player,” Coach Edmunds said.

Coach Edmunds says his youngest son, Tremaine, bears a close resemblance to the type of player he was.  The elder Edmunds, who is 6’6″, played