Ferrell Edmunds
Ferrell Edmunds, Jr. was born on April 16, 1965 in South Boston, Virginia. He is a former NFL player at the tight end position. Ferrell Edmunds was an impressive prospect coming out of the University of Maryland. He possessed a 6’6” frame weighing 248 pounds and had exceptional 4.5 speed in the forty. He also amassed 101 catches in his collegiate career including 35 his senior year. The Miami Dolphins were pleasantly surprised when he was still on the draft board and took him with the 73rd overall pick in the 3rd round of the 1988 NFL Draft.
 

Ferrell Edmunds #80

Player Info

Height 6' 6"
Weight 248 lbs
DOB: 4/16/1965
Tight End

Statistics

NFL.com

NFL Draft

1988/Round 3/Pick 73

Career Highlights

Pro Bowl

1989, 1990

Team(s) As A Player

Miami Dolphins 1988-1992
Seattle Seahawks 1993-1994

Ferrell Edmunds Rookie Season 

There are several TEs who come out of college every year who can catch the football, but very few are the complete package. In an August 13th, 1988 Washington Post article, head coach Don Shula was quoted as saying, “His blocking was exceptional,” when referring to Ferrell Edmunds. Since he was such a complete player, he was able to have a standout rookie season catching 33 passes for 575 yards and 3 TDs.

2 Time Pro Bowl Player 

Not only did Don Shula and the Miami Dolphins know they had a great one in Ferrell Edmunds, so did the rest of the NFL. Edmunds was selected to the Pro Bowl in 1989 and 1990.

Edmunds’ Game Winning Catch 

During Edmunds’ seven NFL seasons from 1988 to 1994 he made numerous plays in the running game. Unfortunately, not many people remember the important blocks made on key plays in big games. Instead, game winning scores are remembered. On December 16, 1990 against the Seattle Seahawks, Ferrell Edmunds caught a game winning 11-yard touchdown from Hall of Fame quarterback, Dan Marino.

Bid for Canton 

Very few players are ever inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. For many, making the Hall of Fame Nomination List is a huge honor in itself. According to the AP Online, October 27, 1999 Ferrell Edmunds was one of 75 players to make this list. Even if he is never inducted into the Hall of Fame, he proved to be a fine NFL player for seven seasons.

By A. Goodin, 20Yardline.com
October 24, 2007