Former South Carolina standout and Newberry athletics director Brad Edwardswill be named athletics director at Jacksonville University today, a source told The State.
The Florida Times-Union also reported the hire, and the school’s websiteannounced a press conference for 10 a.m. today to announce a new hire. A message lefton Edwards’ cell phone was not immediately returned Tuesday evening.
Edwards, a nine-year NFL veteran, was assistant athletics director and associateathletics director at South Carolina from 1999-2006. In 2009, he became athleticsdirector at Newberry College.
Edwards was named All-South Independent in 1987 and was selected in thesecond round of the NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He also played forWashington and Atlanta.
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Jacksonville’s football team, which plays in the Pioneer Football League, iscoached by former Florida quarterback Kerwin Bell.