Football fortifies Mason Edwards mentally, physically
Athlete of the Week
HARVEST – Mason Edwards has been one of Sparkman High School’s standouts on the football field when the Senators’ went to battle in gridiron contests.
A senior, Edwards has played the positions of quarterback, wide receiver and running back for the Senators.
Why is football the favorite sport for Edwards? “Reasoning … it’s 90 percent mental,” he said. “It takes an extreme amount of mental and physical toughness. It teaches you things you can’t learn in a classroom.”
His mother, Melissa Edwards, works as a registered nurse at Huntsville Hospital. Mason has four brothers.
Devin Edwards is a sophomore at the University of Alabama. Mason’s brother Isaac Edwards is a sophomore at Sparkman. Jacob Edwards is in sixth grade at Sparkman Middle School. Mason’s youngest brother is Rylan Edwards, a third-grader at Harvest Elementary School.
Q & A
Q: When you go out to eat, which restaurant is in one of your favorites?
A: Beauregard’s is always on the top of the list for Mason.
Q: What’s your favorite food?
A: Hot wings.
Q: What are your favorite sports teams?
A: In the ranks of college football, Mason will always be a fan of Crimson Tide football at the University of Alabama. In the National Football League, the Carolina Panthers is the team that Mason will support.
Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?
A: Mason best remembers “the homecoming game of my senior year. It was the first time that Sparkman had won a homecoming game in the past decade,” he said.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: Away from school and work, Mason chooses to take time to “talk to family, play basketball and football … and eat.”