Looks to compete for playing time at tailback and as a kick returner ? Will be a perfect fit for the UMass offense ? Very explosive runner with great instincts and blazing speed.
Before UMass: Played for coach Rich Hansen at St. Peter?s Preparatory High School ? Rushed 248 times for 1,678 yards and 21 touchdowns in 1999, setting a school record for rushing yards ? Had career totals of 678 carries for 4,020 and 53 touchdowns, becoming the all-time leading rusher in school history ? Also caught 43 passes in his high school career for 612 yards ? Named first team All-State and the 1999 Hudson County Player of the Year by the Newark Star-Ledger ? Selected to the New Jersey All-State Super 100 team ? Twice named All-Hudson County, All-State Parochial, All-Conference and to the Jersey Journal Dream Team ? Also a member of the track team at St. Peter?s.
Personal: Full name is Cabral A. Edley ? Son of Derek and Deborah Edley ? Born May 14, 1982, in Atlanta, Ga. ? Majoring in Afro-American Studies.
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