Football Tiger Has A Change Of Heart

This Auburn football freshman discusses his decision to concentrate on a different sport.

Columbus, Miss.--Bruce Edwards says that he found out "my heart wasn't in football" and that is why he has left the Auburn football team and withdrawn from the university.

The true freshman wide receiver left the team after Auburn's second game of the season and has returned home to Columbus. "Auburn is a great place and it will always be my favorite college, but I found out that baseball is the sport I love," Edwards tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.. "I didn't want to be out there going through the motions. That wasn't going to be fair to my teammates or Auburn. I decided the best thing for me to do is concentrate on baseball."

Edwards says playing Major League Baseball is his dream and he believes his best chance to reach that goal is to play one season of junior college baseball and then declare himself eligible for the pro draft next year. If he stayed at AU and played baseball this season, he would not be eligible for the draft.

Bruce Edwards

"I am talking to several different junior colleges and haven't decided which one I will go to," Edwards says. Edwards is an outfielder in baseball known for his exceptional speed and hitting ability. In football, he was being redshirted this season as a wide receiver.

Last season as a senior, he spent much of his time at quarterback after Columbus High's football team suffered through a series of injuries at that position. Edwards was the lone wide receiver signee in AU's 2003 class.

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