Chase Edmonds
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Edmonds with Fordham in 2017
No. 19 – Denver Broncos
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-13) April 13, 1996 (age 26)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school:Central Dauphin East (Harrisburg)
College:Fordham (2014–2017)
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 134
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2022
Rushing yards:1,671
Rushing average:4.5
Rushing touchdowns:11
Receptions:138
Receiving yards:1,017
Receiving touchdowns:6
Return yards:465
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Chase Edmonds (born April 13, 1996) is an American football running back for the Denver Broncos of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Fordham and was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round of the 2018 NFL Draft.

Early life

Edmonds grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Central Dauphin East High School, where he played basketball and football for the Panthers. As a senior, Edmonds accumulated 2,378 total yards and 25 touchdowns, including 1,984 rushing yards and was a consensus All-State selection. He was selected to play in the Big 33 Football Classic and was named the game's Most Valuable Player.[1]

Despite his success on the field, he garnered little interest from FBS programs due to his size.[2]

College career

Edmonds played for Fordham from 2014 to 2017.[1] As a freshman, Edmonds played in 14 games rushing for 1838 yards on 294 attempts for 23 touchdowns with an average of 6.3 yards per carry, and received for 121 yards on 19 attempts for one touchdown. During his freshman season, he won the 2014 Jerry Rice Award winner and the NCAA FCS Rookie of the Year.[3] In his sophomore season, Edmonds played in 12 games had 1,648 yards for 251 attempts and had 20 touchdowns along with five receiving touchdowns. In his junior year, Edmonds played in 11 games rushing for 1,799 yards on 257 attempts and had 19 touchdowns with 1 receiving touchdown. Against Lafayette, Edmonds set an FCS record by averaging 21.1 yards per carry (359 yards on 17 carries). In his final season with the Rams, Edmonds was injured and only played in seven games, rushing for 577 yards on 136 attempts with five touchdowns. Against Holy Cross, Edmonds set the Patriot League career rushing record.[4] Edmonds finished his college career ranked fifth in NCAA FCS history with 5,862 career rushing yards.[5] He graduated with a degree in Communications.

College statistics

NCAA Collegiate Career statistics
Fordham Rams
Chase Edmonds Rushing Receiving
Season Team GP Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds TD
2014 Fordham 14 294 1,838 6.3 23 19 121 1
2015 Fordham 12 251 1,648 6.6 20 31 383 5
2016 Fordham 11 257 1,799 7.0 19 25 272 1
2017 Fordham 7 136 577 4.2 5 11 129 0
Career 44 938 5,862 6.2 67 86 905 7

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
5 ft 9+18 in
(1.76 m)
205 lb
(93 kg)
31+18 in
(0.79 m)
9+18 in
(0.23 m)
4.55 s 1.58 s 2.66 s 4.07 s 6.79 s 34 in
(0.86 m)
10 ft 2 in
(3.10 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6][7]

Arizona Cardinals

Edmonds was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the fourth round (134th overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[8] On May 11, 2018, he signed his rookie contract.[9]

2018

Edmonds made his NFL debut on September 9, 2018 in a 24–6 loss to the Washington Redskins, rushing four times for 24 yards and catching four passes for 24 yards.[5] Edmonds scored his first two professional touchdowns on December 2, 2018 in a 20-17 win over the Green Bay Packers.[10] Overall, he finished his rookie season with 60 carries for 208 yards and two touchdowns.[11]

2019

During Week 7 against the New York Giants, Edmonds posted his first career 100+-yard game as he finished with 126 rushing yards with three touchdowns, helping the Cardinals win 27-21.[12] Overall, in the 2019 season, Edmonds finished with 303 rushing yards and four rushing touchdowns to go along with 12 receptions for 105 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[13]

2020

In Week 7 against the Seattle Seahawks, Edmonds recorded 145 yards from scrimmage during the 37–34 overtime win.[14] Edmonds finished the season appearing in sixteen games and starting in two with 97 rushing attempts for 448 yards and one rushing touchdown, and 53 receptions for 402 yards and four receiving touchdowns as well as 18 kick returns for 417 yards, the longest being 54 yards and the average being 23 yards.[15]

2021

Edmonds entered the 2021 season as the Cardinals starting running back for the first time of his career, ahead of free agent signee James Conner. He started the first nine games before suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 9. He was placed on injured reserve on November 13, 2021.[16] He was activated on December 18.[17] He finished the season second on the team behind Conner with a career-high 592 rushing yards and two touchdowns along with 43 catches for 311 yards.

Miami Dolphins

On March 14, 2022, Edmonds signed with the Miami Dolphins on a two-year, $12.6 million contract.[18]

Denver Broncos

On November 1, 2022, the Dolphins traded Edmonds along with a 2023 first-round pick and a 2024 fourth-round pick to the Denver Broncos in exchange for outside linebacker Bradley Chubb and a 2025 fifth-round pick.[19]

Personal life

Edmonds has a daughter named Avery.[20][21]

References

  1. ^ a b "Chase Edmonds". Fordham Rams. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  2. ^ Braziller, Zach (September 3, 2015). "Fordham's title dream depends on little running back who could". New York Post.
  3. ^ "Chase Edmonds player stats". FOX Sports. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Chase Edmonds Sets Patriot League Career Rushing Mark". Fordham Sports. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  5. ^ a b "Chase Edmonds". azcardinals.com. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chase Edmonds pre draft". NFL.com. Retrieved April 29, 2018.
  7. ^ "2018 Draft Scout Chase Edmonds, Fordham NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved May 5, 2022.
  8. ^ Urban, Darren (April 28, 2018). "RB Chase Edmonds Is Cardinals' Fourth-Round Pick". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on May 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Odegard, Kyle (May 11, 2018). "Three More Cardinals Draft Picks Sign Contracts". AZCardinals.com. Archived from the original on May 12, 2018.
  10. ^ Odegard, Kyle (December 2, 2018). "Chase Edmonds Steals The Show From Aaron Rodgers". AZCardinals.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  11. ^ "Chase Edmonds 2018 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Jaggi, Tyler (October 21, 2019). "Chase Edmonds Shines Bright in the Big Apple". SI.com. Retrieved October 21, 2019.
  13. ^ "Chase Edmonds 2019 Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  14. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Arizona Cardinals - October 25th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 26, 2020.
  15. ^ "Chase Edmonds". pro-football-reference.com. Retrieved April 7, 2021.
  16. ^ Urban, Darren (November 13, 2021). "Cardinals Place Chase Edmonds On Injured Reserve". AZCardinals.com.
  17. ^ Urban, Darren (December 18, 2021). "DeAndre Hopkins, Robert Alford To IR; Chase Edmonds Activated". AZCardinals.com.
  18. ^ Louis-Jacques, Marcel. "Miami Dolphins to re-sign DE Emmanuel Ogbah, reach deals with RB Chase Edmonds, WR Cedrick Wilson, QB Teddy Bridgewater". ESPN. Retrieved March 22, 2022.
  19. ^ "Miami Dolphins make trade with Denver". MiamiDolphins.com. November 1, 2022. Retrieved November 1, 2022.
  20. ^ Hockensmith, Dustion (October 13, 2016). "Fordham's Chase Edmonds tears through FCS record books with fuel from his daughter and critics". PennLive.com. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  21. ^ "Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds weathered storms to make it to NFL". azcentral. Retrieved March 1, 2019.