After having his season cut short due to a broken arm, Edelman had a strong showing in the spring and will be the Flashes’ No. 1 quarterback heading into the fall...coaches believe that he is as good an athlete as any quarterback in the MAC...needs to work on consistency and stay healthy...has earned two varsity letters.
Was the Golden Flashes’ starting quarterback, playing in 12 games and completing 153-of-275 passes for 1,820 yards and 13 touchdowns with 11 interceptions … Led Kent State in rushing with 1,551 yards on 215 attempts and ran for 13 touchdowns … Averaged 114.2 rushing yards per game and 151.7 passing yards per game … Led the Golden Flashes with 13 total touchdowns … Compiled 3,190 yards of total offense, an average of 265.8 per game … Also caught one pass for 11 yards.
Started the first eight games of the season before breaking his arm against Bowling Green on Oct. 20...had been playing on a partially torn posterior cruciate ligament suffered in week two at Kentucky...was 98-of-189 (52 percent) for 1,318 yards, an average of 164.8 yards per game...threw for seven touchdowns and nine interceptions...rushed 118 times for 455 yards, an average of 3.9 per rush...averaged almost 57 rushing yards per game while adding two scores on the ground...led the team with 1,773 total yards of offense, averaging 221.6 per game...would have ranked sixth in the MAC had he played in one more game...was third on the team with 455 all-purpose yards...recorded a passing efficiency mark of 113.13...career mark of 119.48 stands as the second-best in KSU history...completed a season-high 65.4 percent of his passes (17-of-26) in win at Iowa State Aug. 30...was 18-of-33 for 267 yards and a career-best three touchdowns against Delaware State on Sept. 15...threw a 56-yard touchdown pass to Rashad Tukes, the longest pass of the season for KSU...rushed for 100 yards twice – against Kentucky (135, career-high) and Bowling Green (104) on Oct. 20...joined with Eugene Jarvis to become the first pair of Flashes to rush for 100 or more yards in a game since 2005...currently ranks in the top nine all-time passing records at KSU for completions, attempts, yards, touchdowns, and completion percentage, as well as the top 10 for plays, total yards, and total touchdowns in a career.
Second team All-MAC selection and team’s Offensive Player of the Year, despite battling through an injury in the second half of the season...was Kent State’s primary offensive weapon at quarterback...started every game for the Golden Flashes except at Virginia Tech (shoulder)...led the team and was third in the MAC in total offense, averaging 229 yards per contest...averaged 169 yards through the air, completing 55 percent of his passes for 1,859 total yards and 10 touchdowns...ranked second on the team and eighth in the MAC in rushing yardage with nearly 60 yards per game on a total of 658 yards and seven scores...stood fourth in the conference with a 124.4 pass efficiency mark...his 42 points scored led the team, six ahead of wide receiver Najah Pruden...passed for 305 yards (17-for-21) and two touchdowns (three total) against Akron on Sept. 30...rushed 23 times for 121 yards against Ohio on Oct. 28...launched a 68-yard touchdown strike to Pruden to open the Eastern Michigan game on Nov. 17, finishing 9-for-18 with 188 yards.
Prior to Kent State
Posted record-setting numbers as a redshirt freshman quarterback at the College of San Mateo in 2005...was named the Most Valuable Player in All-State Region I by the California Community College Football Coaches Association...passed for 1,312 yards and 14 touchdowns and rushed for a school-record 1,253 yards and 17 scores...helped lead the Bulldogs to an 8-3 record and second-place finish in the NorCal Conference...as senior at Woodside in 2004, led the Wildcats to a 13-0 record and Central Coast Section championship and was named first-team all-league and all-county...totaled 2,237 passing yards and 29 touchdowns in high school career and also rushed for 964 yards and 13 TDs.
Born May 22, 1986...son of Francis and Angie Edelman...majoring in business management...last name is pronounced eddle-man.