February 18, 2014

Saying good bye: Edwards announces his retirement

CFL.ca Staff

WINNIPEG — After nine CFL seasons – seven of which spent with the Blue Bombers – receiver Terrence Edwards has announced his retirement.

“I’ve had a great run in this league, and made countless friends and memories I will forever cherish,” said Edwards.

“This city and the Blue Bomber organization have been so good to my family and me, and I just cannot thank them enough for everything they have done. Also, I would really like to acknowledge and thank the fans of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers. The support we get as players is amazing, and that is one of the best things I will take away from my time in Winnipeg.”

After joining the Blue Bombers as a free agent in May of 2007, Edwards went on to have an illustrious career in a Bomber uniform.

Edwards hangs up his cleats as the team’s fourth all-time leader in receiving yards (7,200 yards), and 10th in yards from scrimmage (7,273). In all seven seasons, he gained at least 500 receiving yards and pushed his CFL career totals to 508 catches for 7,637 yards and 47 touchdowns by the end of 2013.

Edwards produced five 1,000-yard seasons in Winnipeg, and a total of 24 100-yard games, second only to Milt Stegall among all-time Bombers receivers. 

“Terrence will retire today as one of the best receivers in the history of this franchise. He was a leader of the club’s offence for many years, and players like him simply do not come along every day. He was a special player in our league, and we thank him for everything he has done for our organization,” said General Manager Kyle Walters.

Edwards was named to the Division All-Star team three times and twice to the All-CFL team. He led the club in receiving in 2007, 2010 and 2011, with the 2010 campaign marking his career-highs of 1,372 yards and 12 touchdowns. Edwards played in three Grey Cups recording 11 receptions, appearing once as a rookie with Montreal in 2005, and again in 2007 and 2011 with the Blue Bombers.

“Terrence Edwards has been a consummate professional for the Winnipeg Football Club throughout the past seven years, and I would personally like to thank him for representing our club with class, hard work, and a burning desire to be successful,” said President and CEO Wade Miller.

“He may be hanging them up, but he will always remain a member of the Blue Bomber family.”

Edwards first joined the CFL late in the 2005 season when he signed with the Montreal Alouettes. He played his college football at Georgia, where he set numerous records and remains one of the best receivers in Georgia Bulldogs history.