Senior receiver honored by conference for performance at North Texas

For the second week in a row a UH player won the Conference USA Player of the Week.

Senior receiver Patrick Edwards follows Case Keenum, who was recognized last week. Edwards recorded eight receptions for a career-high 187 yards and also caught one touchdown.

“It’s what we practice every day — start fast, have a fast tempo, keep the defense on edge,” Edwards said.

Edwards could have had even more yards if he and quarterback Case Keenum connected on a few deep tries early.

“It was kind of off a little,” Edwards said. “But I know I’m capable of making those plays and I need to go get the ball next time.”

Edwards’ big day also helped him climb further up the ranks in the UH all-time record books.

The 100-yard performance was the 11th of his career, which ties him with Donnie Avery for the fourth-most all time.

Edwards also passed Avery and current co-offensive coordinator Jason Phillips for fifth on the all-time receptions list (210). He is also now fourth in receiving yards with 2,953 after passing Orlando Igelsias and Brandon Middleton. The touchdown catch also tied Edwards with Middleton for fourth all-time with 24.

Edwards is 10 scores away from catching all-time leader Elmo Wright, who has 34 touchdown catches.

Current teammate Tyron Carrier is second on the all-time receptions list and is 29 receptions ahead of Edwards with 239 career catches.

Next up for Edwards on the career receiving yards list is Avery, who has 3,289 yards.

UH next faces Louisiana Tech at 6 p.m. Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium in Ruston, La.

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