Former South Carolina WR Bryan Edwards scores first NFL touchdown
Facing the AFC West rival Denver Broncos at Empower Field at Mile High on Sunday, Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver and former South Carolina Gamecock Bryan Edwards found the end zone for the first time at the professional level.
The score came with just 26 seconds remaining in the first half when ex-Fresno State Bulldog Derek Carr connected with Edwards from 26 yards out to give the Raiders a 16-10 lead. Daniel Carlson, who played for the Auburn Tigers and is the all-time leading scorer in Southeastern Conference history, converted the extra point to bring the margin to seven points, 17-10.
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A product of Conway (South Carolina) High School, Edwards graduated as the Gamecocks’ all-time leading receiver with 3,045 yards. He also sits atop the receptions list with 234, and his 22 touchdown catches are third-most in school history, just one behind Alshon Jeffery and Sidney Rice.
Las Vegas selected him in the third-round (No. 81 overall) of the 2020 National Football League Draft.
Entering Sunday, Edwards had caught nine passes for 142 yards (15.8 average) this season.
At the time of this article’s publication, the Raiders (7-8) and Broncos (5-10) were still in action, airing regionally on CBS.