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.
Jacksonville’s football team, which plays in the Pioneer Football League, iscoached by former Florida quarterback Kerwin Bell.