MUNCIE, Ind. – Jahwan Edwards, the Ball State football program’s career leader in rushing yards, has signed a free agent contract with the National Football League’s San Diego Chargers.

“Jahwan is a great success story,” Ball State head football coach Pete Lembo said.  “For the past four years, he embraced the process, took advantage of opportunities and treated people the right way. Now, he has rewritten the record books, has his Ball State degree in hand and has a shot to play at the next level. We are very proud of him and wish him well moving forward.”

Edwards set the Ball State career rushing yards record in the seventh game of his senior season and ended his career with 4,558 yards.  He set the Ball State touchdowns record and the school’s career total TD mark as a junior before completing his career with 51 touchdowns – all rushing.  Edwards also set Ball State career records for most points (306), most rushing attempts (884) and was second in school history for most 100-yard rushing games (18).

As a senior, Edwards rushed for 1,252 yards and became only the second player in Ball State history to rush for 1,000 or more yards three times in a career.  He rushed for 786 as a freshman before tallying 1,410 as a sophomore, 1,110 as a junior and the 1,252 as a senior.

Edwards was a 2014 All-Mid-American Conference Third Team selection after earning second team honors in 2013 and third team recognition in 2012.  He completed his career ranked fifth in MAC history in rushing yards, fifth in rushing touchdowns and sixth in rushing attempts.