Last season was rough, but one of the most pleasant surprises was Antavian Edison. As our healthiest wide receiver, indeed, as our healthiest skill position player period, he was asked to fill in at a variety of positions and performed admirably. He enters his junior season as the leading returning receiver in terms of both statistics and time on the field.
Antavian Edison - Jr.
Hometown: Ft. Myers, FL (Dunbar HS)
5'11", 175 pounds
2011 Projection: Starter at wide receiver
It took until the third game of the season for Edison to become one of our most important offensive contributors. He came in with only one catch for 15 yards, but it was a touchdown in his first career game against Toledo in 2009. Once Keith Smith and Justin Siller both went down, Edison quickly became an important part off the offense. Asked to play both wide receiver and running back, he rushed for 130 yards while catching 32 passes for 316 yards and four touchdowns.
At time it looks like Antavian was out there being controlled by a Playstation controller with someone leaning on the highlight stick. Speed is what Edison had in high school. He was the Lee County Offensive Player of the year 14 total touchdowns between rushing, receiving, kickoff, and punt returns. He also generated over 1,600 all-purpose yards. In track, he ran a 10.7 100 meters while also playing baseball. A fantasy website has a lofty projection of him becoming our own Percy Harvin. I'll take that.