Former NFL coach Herm Edwards spoke to the Illinois team on Tuesday, October 25th in Champaign, Illinois. Edwards got to spend some time with the players, and give them a few words of wisdom to help them gear up for the second half of their season. It was a great opportunity for everyone who got to participate, and Coach Lovie Smith was more than happy to host a fellow coach and football expert.
The Fort Monmouth, New Jersey native started playing football at a very young age, and went onto play the sport for the University of California from 1972 to 1974, Monterey Peninsula Junior College for his junior year, and at San Diego State for his senior year in 1975. Edwards went undrafted in the 1977 NFL Draft, but still went on to join the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles where he remained for nine seasons. In 1986 he did two brief terms with the Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams before retiring from the field as a player, and he decided to tackle a career as a coach the next year. Edwards coached from 1987 through 2008 for San Jose State University, the Kansas City Chiefs, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and the New York Jets in his career and currently is a football analyst for ESPN.
Edwards spoke to the players on the University of Illinois team at the end of last month and was able to provide them with some words of inspiration to help them finish off this year’s season.
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