Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
LB Edwards returning for Razorbacks in 2021
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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