Edwards electrifies Duke with play more ways than one
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Edwards electrifies Duke with play more ways than one

Edwards returns career fourth kickoff for touchdown against Tulane

Photo: DeVon Edwards breaks into the clear on his 95-yard kickoff return.

Jeremy Cash is Duke’s All-American in the defensive backfield, but the coaches acknowledge the secondary’s most electric player is junior cornerback DeVon Edwards.

Once again the All-ACC cornerback and honorable mention All-American kick returner demonstrated more than his play at safety. Edwards returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown to help the Blue Devils beat Tulane 37-7 in the season opener for both teams Thursday night at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans. It was Edwards’ fourth career kickoff return for a TD. ... 

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom spent the bulk of his career in San DIego writing for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He has covered NCAA Tournaments, Super Bowls, Rose Bowls, the NBA Finals and the World Series in a career that included writing for Voice of San Diego, the San Diego Hall of Champions and Chargers.com. He contributes to the Detroit Free Press, Raleigh News & Observer, MLB.com, Rivals.com and the National Football Foundation's Football Matters. He won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003. USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter presented its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans. It explains Duffy Daugherty's pioneering role and debunks myths that steered recognition away from him to Bear Bryant.

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

David Maraniss, Pulitzer Prize winner and biographer: "History writes people out of the story. It's our job to write them back in."