Overview: Chase Edmonds is a senior who is a running back for Fordham University. Edmonds displays good speed at the running back position and knows to make defenders miss once the ball is in his hands. NFL Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein recently listed Edmonds as one of his top 10 college football RB’s to watch in 2017. During his time at Fordham he has achieved numerous of accomplishments for his talents in football. In 2014, he won the Jerry Rice Award for being the NCAA FCS Rookie. He was also awarded ECAC rookie of the year. Edmonds also became the first freshman to rush for over 1,000 yards. In 2015, he was one of the players who was named First Team All-Patriot League. He was also awarded Offensive Player for the Year by the Patriot League and ECAC. Last season, he was named Fordham’s MVP. He finished 4th for the Walter Payton Award in back to back years. He was also made the Patriot’s League Commissioner’s Honor Roll twice in his career. These are just a few of his accomplishments that he received from Fordham University.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Chase, during which time he told me more about his background, his personality and his overall love for football.
C: For the people who do not know your story, how did you wind up choosing Fordham University?
CE: I chose Fordham because they were the first school to believe in my talents and offer me and I developed a great relationship with coach Breiner and coach Moorhead.
C: What would you say are your strengths and weaknesses?
CE: I would say my strengths are my sudden quickness and vision and my weaknesses are pass pro.
C: What separates you from the other players at your position?
CE: I believe my work ethic and passion for this game to be the best at all times is what separates me from other guys at my position.
C: Which current or former NFL player do you think you resemble and why?
CE: Devonte Freeman Falcons because our body type is the same and I believe we have similar running styles.
C: Who is the toughest player you’ve ever faced in your college career?
CE: Don Cherry a linebacker from Villanova.
C: If an NFL scout were to walk up to you and give you ten seconds to sell yourself, what would you say?
CE: You won’t find a harder working running back and more dedicated football player than me.
C: When did you first fall in love with playing football?
CE: Around the age of 10. I realized it was something I wanted to do for the rest of my life and it’s all I’ve ever done since.
C: How do you prepare for game day? Do you have any game day rituals?
CE: I make sure to do the same warm up routine within five yards before every game.
C: What is the most inspirational or powerful thing a coach has ever said to you in your college career?
CE: This wasn’t from college but a coach from high school told me my freshmen year that I must learn to not do things that my friends were doing (like play freshmen football) because I was going places my friends were not. It taught me to be independent with my grind and always work no matter the circumstances.
C: As you prepare for the 2018 Draft, what are your goals for your final year of college?
CE: Lead my team to the National FCS Championship.
Locker Room Update would like to thank Chase Edmonds for taking the time to speak with us. We wish him the best of luck as he continues his journey as a professional football player.
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Christa is a syndicated New York Jets beat writer and acts as the primary talent scout for Locker Room Update, where she interviews college football players from around the nation. You can follow her author page on Facebook here for the latest updates.