Armanti Edwards was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the third round of the 2010 NFL Draft.
25 Facts About Armanti Edwards
Armanti Edwards became the first quarterback in NCAA Division I history to throw for 9,000 and rush for 4,000 yards in a career, accomplishing the feat against Furman on October 31,2009.
Armanti Edwards is the first back-to-back and two-time Walter Payton Award winner, given to the Football Championship Subdivision's most outstanding offensive player, receiving the award in 2008 and 2009.
At birth, Armanti Edwards weighed 4 pounds 11 ounces and was delivered 10 days late.
Armanti Edwards originally played wide receiver, but in his senior year, he moved under center.
Armanti Edwards finished the 2006 season with 2,251 yards and 15 touchdowns passing, and 1,153 yards and 15 touchdowns rushing.
Armanti Edwards joined a select list as the fifth Division I player, and second freshman, to accomplish the feat of 2000 passing yards and 1000 rushing yards in one season.
Armanti Edwards was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Year at the end of the season.
Armanti Edwards completed 14-of-16 passes for 192 yards and 3 touchdowns.
Armanti Edwards had been mentioned as a possible candidate for the Heisman Trophy in the 2008 season.
Armanti Edwards established himself as a threat through the air and along the ground, and garnered elite status within the division.
Armanti Edwards was named the 2008 Southern Conference Offensive Player of the Year, and was the winner of the 2008 Walter Payton Award, given to the top FCS offensive player.
Armanti Edwards threw a career-worst 5 interceptions in a quarterfinal loss to eventual tournament winner, Richmond, denying Appalachian State their 4th consecutive FCS championship.
Armanti Edwards was first activated in the 2010 season for the October 10 game against the Chicago Bears.
Armanti Edwards received very little playing time during the following season.
Armanti Edwards signed with the Chicago Bears on June 3,2014.
Armanti Edwards was released by the team during final cuts on August 29,2014.
On February 24,2016, it was announced that Armanti Edwards had signed with the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League.
On May 27,2017, Armanti Edwards was traded from the Roughriders to the Toronto Argonauts in exchange for offensive lineman, Peter Dyakowski.
Armanti Edwards had a breakout season in 2017 for the Argos, playing in all but one regular season game, catching 83 passes for 962 yards with four touchdowns.
Armanti Edwards became a free agent once his contract expired on February 11,2020.
Armanti Edwards signed with the XFL's Team 9 practice squad on February 19,2020.
Armanti Edwards was signed off of Team 9 by the Dallas Renegades on February 25,2020.
Armanti Edwards had his contract terminated when the league suspended operations on April 10,2020.
Armanti Edwards played in six games for the renamed Edmonton Elks in 2021 and was released on December 28,2021.