Daniel Moody Edwards (August 17, 1926 – August 7, 2001) was an Gridiron football end in the All-America Football Conference, Canadian Football League, and the National Football League. He played college football at Georgia. Drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1948 NFL Draft, Edwards played for the AAFC's Brooklyn Dodgers (1948) and Chicago Hornets (1949) and the NFL's New York Yanks (1950–1951), Dallas Texans (1952) and Baltimore Colts (1953–1954). In 1950, he was selected for the Pro Bowl and First-Team All-Pro. He holds the record for the shortest kick off return for a touchdown, 17 yards, set on October 17, 1949.
Following his playing career, Edwards spent four seasons as a coach with the BC Lions and Edmonton Eskimos before leaving football to become an oil executive.
By Dean Hanley
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