On Wednesday afternoon, Miami Hurricanes athletics announced RB Gus Edwards’ announced his intention to transfer from the program.
The press release from the Athletic Department is below:
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – The University of Miami announced Wednesday that running back Gus Edwards plans to transfer from the football program.
“Gus indicated to me that he would like to explore the possibility of other opportunities to continue his football career and we have given him permission to do that,” head coach Mark Richt said.
Edwards had 59 carries for 290 yards and one touchdown this past season as a redshirt junior. The Staten Island, N.Y., native appeared in 35 games over three seasons with the Hurricanes, making one start. For his career, Edwards rushed for 977 yards and 12 touchdowns on 186 carries.
This move had been rumored for some time. Edwards was seemingly in the doghouse for much of the 2016 season. While he had a resurgence of sorts, supplanting Joseph Yearby for the backup RB role over the season’s final 4 games, that wasn’t enough to keep Edwards around for his 5th year.
We wish Gus all the best as he looks to complete his college career elsewhere.