Tremaine Edmunds of Virginia Tech celebrates with fans after being selected by the Buffalo Bills. (Michael Ainsworth / AP)
The football careers of Tremaine, Terrell and Trey Edmunds have been joined since the day legendary Virginia Tech football coach Frank Beamer sat down at a high school high school in Danville, Virginia and told her mother he wanted all three boys are hokies. Trey, the oldest, was a junior in high school. His brothers were still in middle school.
Next year they will all be together in the NFL.
Tremaine and Terrell Edmunds delivered one of the most memorable moments of the NFL draft on Thursday night, especially for Hokies fans the first brothers in the story are picked in the first round that same year. Tremaine, a 19-year-old linebacker who was also the second youngest player to be drafted since 1967, went to the Bills with the 16th overall selection. Terrell, a security, was taken by the Steelers at # 28.
Trey, a running back who spent three seasons in Virginia Tech before moving to Maryland, was picked up by the Saints last season as an ungrafted free agent. 19659006] [ winners and losers from the first round of the NFL Draft: AFC East Comes Out]
Tremaine, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound American in 2017, had 226 tackles and 35 tackles for loss in three years at Virginia Tech and should go high in the first round. Terrell, a 6-foot-2 Redshirt Junior in 2017, played Coreback, Rover and free safety for defensive coordinator Bud Foster. He had 182 tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss and six interceptions in three years as a starter.
Terrell had not expected to get his name called in the first round, but was at the AT & T Stadium on Thursday to support his youngest brother. The entire family was in Arlington, Texas, including Mother Felicia and Father Ferrell, a former Pro Bowl tight end who played in Miami and Seattle.
"He's from a great family," said Steelers General Manager Kevin Colbert about Terrell in a press conference. "His father, Ferrell Edmunds, was actually with the Miami Dolphins when we designed him."
Colbert talked about a dinner with Tremaine, Terrell, Felicia, and Ferrell the night before the Virginia Tech Pro Day.
"Watching As this family works together, it was really encouraging to see two great players from such a great family," Colbert said. "It was a nice moment."
The Edmundses were the tenth and eleventh first round in the history of Virginia Tech and the first since the bear Kyle Fuller – he from another big Hokies family dynasty – ranked 14th in 2014. Trey, Terrell and Tremaine were the last of 25 brothers who trained Beamer in his 29-year career. Kyle's brother, Kendall Fuller, called the Thursday milestone "a blessing."
Colbert saw the Edmunds brothers like most in Blacksburg: Tremaine, whom his parents still call "Baby Boy," is a little quieter. Terrell is more open-minded. Their connection was easy to see when they teamed up at Virginia Tech – they barely had to talk about a murmur to communicate.
"He's a smart, mature guy," said Colbert von Terrell. "His brother is a bit calmer, he's younger, but Terrell was more the verbal type, so it was fun to watch, but the way they changed hands and then watched them on the field the next day, and around to engage their parents with the football aspect was nice to see. "
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