T.J. Edwards says there’s more to be done.
On Tuesday, the Wisconsin linebacker announced via Twitter that he would be returning for his senior season in Madison, a huge boost for that potent Badgers defense. Edwards was on the fence about whether he would stay for one more year or declare for the NFL Draft.
“I couldn’t be more excited for my senior season at Wisconsin,” Edwards wrote. “This program means the world to me and I can’t wait to get back to work to finish what we started.”
— T.J. Edwards (@TJEdwards8) January 2, 2018
Edwards’ announcement comes just days after Wisconsin posted a 34-24 win over Miami in the Orange Bowl to finish the year 13-1. His teammate Nick Nelson already announced his decision to head to the NFL.
Edwards was an All-American selection by multiple media outlets and was an All-B1G linebacker. He recorded 81 tackles in 2017, ranking second on the team. He also tallied 11 tackles for loss and four interceptions while playing in all 14 games for the Badgers.
In three seasons with Wisconsin, Edwards has totaled 254 tackles, racking up at least 80 stops each season. He’s also made 26 tackles for loss and seven interceptions in his career.
This news is huge for the Badgers as they hope to win a third straight B1G West title.