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Young boys all over the country suit up for little league games of Saturday football, each week with the drive of someday standing before millions as they are selected to play in college. May dream it, but few live it. However, our own Dylan Edwards, committed Running Back for the University of Notre Dame, is not only an example, but a true testament to what it means to see your dream and at all costs, live it.

As a student at Derby High School in Derby, Kansas, Dylan Edwards was the high school football player who made his Coach leap for joy and his family stand with pride. More than that, he was the player that every junior football running back wanted to be. He made the Varsity team as a freshman and played in every game. Scoring in all games but one including the State Championship. He became the primary running back as a sophomore and obtained multiple accolades from then till now.

  • He is a 1 st Team 6APlayer of the Year, and Gatorade Player of the Year after putting up 3,214 all-purpose yards and 40 total touchdowns his junior football season.
  • All-State, All-League, and All-Vype Player of the Year.
  • He is a part of the UnderArmour Future 50, UnderArmour All-American, playing in the UA All-American game in Orlando Florida.
  • 4-STAR Running Back on 247 Sports. Ranked number 12 Running Back in the Nation.
  • On Rivals, he is the number 10 All-Purpose Running Back.
  • He is the fastest in the Nation running 22.9 mph game speed. 4.35 in the 40.
  • With a 3.35 GPA. His high school career has earned him 35 scholarship offers. 

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ATHLETIC EXCELLENCE
The 5-foot-9, 165-pound junior running back rushed for 2,603 yards and 38 touchdowns, averaging 12.5 yards per carry, this past season, leading the Panthers (11-1) to the Class 6A state championship game. Edwards also caught eight passes for 101 yards and a TD, and he returned two punts and a kickoff for scores.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Edwards has maintained a 3.30 GPA in the classroom. He will begin his senior year of high school next fall.
EXEMPLARY CHARACTER
Edwards received the Derby Public Schools “I Make a Difference” award for his dedication to community service. He has volunteered locally as an elementary school mentor and as a youth football coach.

2020

1833
Rushing Yards
25
Touchdowns

2021

2603
Rushing Yards
38
Touchdowns

2022

1590
Rushing Yards
32
Touchdowns

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