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NFL's Braylon Edwards Gives Back

San Francisco running back (and no stranger to DC night life), Braylon Edwards makes good on a promise he made as a rookie in the NFL to give scholarships of $10,000 to 100 deserving Cleveland area students.

Edwards, then with the Cleveland Browns when he made the promise, promised the students that if they made at least a 2.5 GPA and performed 15 hours of community service, he would provide for their college education.

"My mom and I wanted to do something to give back", said Edwards (who thankfully got rid of that beard he'd been growing since we saw him last). "We're in a very blessed situation and she always preached the importance of giving back."

A total of 1,100 college bound students applied, but as promised only a chosen few would be selected to receive the $10,000 awards. This year, 79 students met the challenge in a community where outside influences could make concentrating on getting a college education less of a priority.

"The program turned out to be big success", touted Edwards. "Higher than what we even imaged."

Edwards' scholarship program has students at 23 US colleges, including John Hopkins and Harvard.

"For me to be one of the 100 that actually made it, I am definitely proud of myself", said David Ghoulston, 2015 class member of Bowling Green.

As are we, and of Edwards and all the other professional athletes who step up their game to make a positive influence in the lives of others.

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