We continue our countdown from #99 to #1 as we prepare for the start of the 2011 season, leading up to Notre Dame. On days like today, when no one on the 2011 Bulls wears a number, we'll make our choice for the best USF player to ever wear that number.
#63 has been a lightly used number in USF history. To date, only four players have worn this number, but two stood out. One is Jamar Bass, who shared starting duties at left tackle the past two seasons. If Bass came to USF as a freshman, this might have been more of a debate, but the best #63 In USF History is Therrimann Edwards.
Edwards was one of the few who wanted to be a part of history at USF and chose to play for Coach Jim Leavitt over offers from Duke, Kentucky, and Hampton. The Lake Wales High School star immediately stepped in as a true freshman during the inaugural season in 1997 and played in 43 of a possible 44 games. The only game Edwards missed in his career was the 1998 season finale against Morehead State due to a shoulder injury.
In total, Edwards started 38 games while wearing the green and gold, and accumulated some quality stats for an interior lineman. Therrimann finished his USF career with 169 tackles, with 24 of them going for a loss. Edwards also racked up 10.5 sacks in his career and recovered three fumbles.
Edwards' leadership was evident from the beginning, and he was given the accolades deserving of a man of his stature. Therrimann was awarded the Lee Roy Selmon Award in 1999 and the inaugural First Team Award in 2000 which exemplified leadership on and off the field.
We couldn't find anything on Edwards' current whereabouts, so if you know what he is doing, let us know in the comments.