LB Edwards returning for Razorbacks in 2021

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Arkansas linebackers Deon Edwards and Andrew Parker run through a drill during a preseason practice on Sept. 7, 2020.
Photo by Walt Beazley, Arkansas Razorbacks
Arkansas linebackers Deon Edwards and Andrew Parker run through a drill during a preseason practice on Sept. 7, 2020.

FAYETTEVILLE — Another Arkansas senior has announced he will return for an additional season with the Razorbacks in 2021.

Deon Edwards, a linebacker who played in five games last season, will take advantage of an NCAA exception that allows players in 2020 an extra year of eligibility. His decision comes after he reportedly entered the NCAA’s transfer portal last week.

“This is my family, this is where I belong!” Edwards wrote in a post to his Twitter account on Tuesday.

Playing primarily a special teams role, he finished with two tackles in 2020, both in the season finale against eventual national champion Alabama.

Edwards did not play against Georgia, Ole Miss, Texas A&M, Florida and LSU. He did, though, recover a fumble in the Razorbacks’ 21-14 win at Mississippi State on Oct. 3.

Edwards is the eighth Razorbacks senior to announce plans to return next season and the first since defensive end Dorian Gerald on Dec. 29.

Arkansas seniors returning in 2021

LB Grant Morgan

OL Myron Cunningham

OL Ty Clary

WR De’Vion Warren

TE Blake Kern

WR T.J. Hammonds

DL Dorian Gerald

LB Deon Edwards

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