Georgia Football: Top 15 All-Time Bulldogs Running Backs

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Top All-Time Georgia Running Backs – Number 14: Robert Edwards (1994-97)

Career stats: 394 carries, 2,033 rushing yards, 27 rushing TDs, 5.2 YPC, 48 receptions, 455 receiving yards, 3 receiving TDs

Robert Edwards had an outstanding career at Georgia. It’s all the more impressive when you consider that he actually came to Athens as a defensive back, eventually making the shift to the offensive side of the ball as a sophomore.

When that happened, it became clear rather quickly that he was headed for stardom. That was, until a leg injury ended his first year as the starter two games in. Imagine what could have been, seeing as Edwards managed 325 rushing yards and six touchdowns in those two outings before landing on the shelf.

Still, Edwards more than earned this spot on a rather star-studded list. He wasn’t nearly as efficient during his final two years on campus, watching his 7.2 yards-per-carry average as a sophomore fall to 4.3 as a junior before a decent increase to 5.5 as a senior. At the same time, his production in the passing game was minimal in that first year compared to the two following seasons.

Some may see Edwards time at Georgia as a “what could have been” situation. While I can see the point, he was still a productive runner who made an unmistakable mark on the program.