(via Tampa Bay Buccaneers Communications) - The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced today the signing of guard Kadeem Edwards and wide receiver Robert Herron, both of whom were selected in the 2014 NFL Draft
Edwards (6-4, 313) was chosen in the fifth round (143rd overall) from Tennessee State University, where he started 41-of-45 career games played. A two-time FCS All-American and three-time All-Ohio Valley Conference selection, Edwards helped lead Tennessee State to the school’s first postseason berth since 1999 and their first postseason win since 1982. In addition to his on-field accolades, Edwards named Academic All-OVC his final three seasons.
A native of Sanford, Florida, Edwards played prep football at Seminole High School, earning third-team Class 6A All-State honors as a senior and helping lead the team to a victory in the 2008 Florida 6A State Championship.
Herron (5-9, 193) was selected in the sixth round (185th overall) from the University of Wyoming, where he played in 42 games with 27 starts, catching 152 passes for 2,030 yards and 20 touchdowns and adding 54 rushes for 310 yards. Herron ranks in the top 10 in Wyoming history in receiving touchdowns, receiving yards, and receptions. His 20 receiving touchdowns are also the seventh-most in Mountain West Conference history. Following his senior season, Herron was named first-team All-Mountain West by The NFL Draft Scout, in addition to earning All-American Super Sleeper honors from the service.
A Los Angeles native, Herron attended Dorsey High School, lettering in both track and football in his junior and senior seasons. Following his senior year, he was named first-team all-city and all-league.