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Spiders will honor first Black football player, Maggie Walker alum Weldon Edwards

The University of Richmond will honor its first Black football player on what the Spiders are calling “Weldon Edwards Weekend” Aug. 19-21. Edwards, a running back and also a track star, arrived at UR from Maggie Walker High School in 1970. Leg injuries limited Edwards’ impact as a Spider, though he made an indelible mark at the school, according to former teammates.
RICHMOND, VA
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Pioneer Weldon Edwards Honored At Virginia General Assembly

You look back and you say “where do all of these people come from that are my friends, associates, colleagues of mine and family?" I must have meant something to somebody. The feeling I got up there (at General Assembly) was overwhelming. I wasn’t expecting it and I will cherish this moment for the rest of my life.
VIRGINIA STATE
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