Armanti Edwards Wins 2008 Walter Payton Award
The Payton Award, named for the legendary
“It’s a great accomplishment and a great feeling,” Edwards said. “I always congratulate my team, because without them, I wouldn’t (even) be a finalist.”
The 6-foot-tall, 184-pound junior signal-caller rushed for 941 yards and 11 touchdowns, while completing 64% of his passes for 2,902 yards and 30 touchdowns. He ranked second nationally in passing efficiency, seventh in total offense (296 yards per game, 3,843 total yards) and 11th in passing yards.
Edwards, one of the team captains for the Mountaineers, saved his best games for the brightest spotlight. Facing
In a nationally televised game against
“He’s made a huge difference in our football program from the beginning,”
Edwards finished first in one of the most lopsided Payton Award races in history with 53 first-place votes and 398 points.
SOURCE The Sports Network