College Football: App. State QB hurt in mower accident
Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 6, 2009
BOONE ó A lawnmower has done what Michigan could not: slow Appalachian State’s Armanti Edwards.
The senior quarterback will miss two to four weeks of practice after his right foot got caught in a mower Wednesday while he cut the grass at his off-campus residence. A school official said teammate Brian Quick drove Edwards to the hospital, where he was treated and released.
Coach Jerry Moore said Thursday afternoon that Edwards should be recovered in time for Appalachian State’s season-opener Sept. 5 at East Carolina.
The slight, shifty 6-foot Edwards burst onto the national scene in 2007 when he led the Mountaineers to a shocking upset of then No. 5-ranked Michigan. Last year he won the Walter Payton Award, given to the top player in the lower-tier Football Championship Subdivision.