The three brothers who played in the NFL were about to do something that had been done for several decades on Sunday when they all came out.
Trey, Terrell and Tremaine Edmunds will become the first brothers to appear in the same NFL game since Joe, Cobb and Bill Rooney all played for Duluth Eskimos in 1927, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Trey and Terrell represent Pittsburgh Steelers and will participate in the Tremaine Bill Buffalo Program.
This is a symbol. It was spectacular. Surprise. It was a happy event, Fel Fel Edmunds’ mother, their mother, told the Associated Press on Wednesday, and added that she would be rooting for both teams.
This is the first time for me, whatever referral call is made, it will not be a false call in my book.
Trey Edmunds has enjoyed considerable playing time with Steelers this season. He dived to 92 yards and 22 with and had two quick touches of the ball this season. He was added to the Steelers training roster in 2018 and activated to the first team last December.
The Steelers chose Terrell Edmunds safely with the 28th choice of the 2018 NFL Draft. He played in 29 games in the first two seasons. He once intercepted and 161 shots in those matches.
Tremaine Edmunds also participated in the tournament in 2018 season. He was selected with Bills’ No. 16 choice last year. He played in 28 games for Buffalo and scored three interceptions and 218 combined plays.
Tremaine and Terrell played together at Virginia Tech and made history by becoming the first sibling chosen in the first round of the same draft. Trey also played at Virginia Tech but ended his college career in Maryland.
Their father, Ferrell Edmunds, played closely for the Miami Dolphins and the Seattle Seahawks American football Team from 1988 to 1994. He was Pro Bowler twice and had 12 touches during his career.
The three had a family dinner planned for Saturday and were planning to swap shirts after the match. But that does not mean their competitive spirit will be diminished during game time.
There is more to the road than bragging rights. Bills can win a playoff berth with a victory while Steelers have a chance to climb the race for one of the AFC Wild Card positions.