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Key BYU RMs to Watch: Corey Edwards

30 July 2014 Brett Richins
Kicker Corey Edwards will try to win the BYU placekicker job as a true freshman.

Kicker Corey Edwards will try to win the BYU placekicking job as a true freshman.

No. 6 — PK Corey Edwards

BYU loses placekicker Justin Sorensen, who rebounded from an-injury plagued career to have a solid senior season. Sorensen made 21 of his 26 field goal attempts and was a perfect 45-for-45 on PATs.

The two kickers on the spring roster, Moose Bingham and Trevor Samson, did not see action last year and both were underwhelming in spring camp.

Mendenhall has expressed concern about the place kicking situation given that neither kicker has been able to distinguish himself.

Enter true freshman Corey Edwards, the grand nephew of legendary BYU coach LaVell Edwards. Corey was a star kicker at Hurricane High School in Southern Utah and was part of the 2011 signing class. He grayshirted that year before departing for a mission to Taiwan in 2012.

The hope is that Edwards can come in after three years away from the game and win the starting job.

At Hurricane he showed off his strong leg by booting 96 percent of his kickoffs into the endzone. He also finished second all time in Utah high school history with 170 PATs and made 20 field goals while playing on a team with a penchant for scoring touchdowns rather than settling for field goals.

Learn more about Corey Edwards from our article on him in 2011.

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