Talented defender helped Tilghman to title

Paducah Tilghman is loaded with great athletes and one of the best of the bunch is defensive end Dujuan Edmonds.

Paducah Tilghman is loaded with great athletes and one of the best of the bunch is defensive end Dujuan Edmonds.

Paducah Tilghman was able to go on a late season run last year that culminated in a state championship. Always known for their football, the Tilghman program seems to be on the rise again behind several quality young players. One of the best of the bunch is Dujuan Edmonds.

The 6-foot-4, 220-pound defensive end is a great athlete rushing off the edge for the Tornadoes. "My strength is my length and my speed (4.7 forty) to chase down the ball," he said. "I want to put on more weight and get even faster," he continued.

Edmonds is still a young football player. Up until last season, he hadn't been on the field before. "I played very good this past season and this was only my first year playing high school football," he said.

Dujuan was impressive enough as a junior to start receiving interest from several schools and he got a chance to visit Murray State's camp this summer.

"I did good (at Murray). They said they would have their eye on me," he said. "I have had letters from Indiana, Western Kentucky, Middle Tennessee State, Dartmouth, Cincinnati and Eastern Kentucky. I have also heard from Ball State and Louisville," he finished.

There are no offers on the table for Edmonds at this time, but that's likely to change in the coming months as Edmonds plays out his senior year. But that's not Dujuan's focus at this point.

"My goal is to play the best that I can and to win another state championship," he finished.


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