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Drew Edwards

Title: Tennessee football beat writer
Contact: 865-342-6274 | Send Drew an email

About Drew Edwards


Drew Edwards joined the News Sentinel's sports department in 2005 as preps editor after working for the Marietta (Ga.) Daily Journal and the Anderson (S.C.) Independent-Mail. He began covering Tennessee football in 2006. A 2003 graduate of Tennessee with a degree in journalism, Edwards is a Knoxville native and a 1998 graduate of Farragut High School.
Drew Edwards

Position History

  • Tennessee football beat writer
    01/01/2005 - current

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Recent Work

  • Fulmer taking time to reflect on moment Updated 11/30/2008 at 12:36 a.m. 27 Comments

    After claiming a 28-10 victory over Kentucky in Neyland Stadium on Saturday night, Phillip Fulmer left a winner. And even though he would have chosen a different time to make his exit as UT's football coach, it would be difficult ...

  • Fulmer: 'It's been like three-week long funeral' Updated 11/22/2008 at 7:51 p.m. 136 Comments

    NASHVILLE - Heading for the locker room underneath the stands in Vanderbilt Stadium on Saturday afternoon, Tennessee coach Phillip Fulmer smiled and waved to a group of fans who spent a few more minutes in the bitter Nashville air to ...

  • Offense's confidence crashes with errors Updated 11/08/2008 at 9:30 p.m. 65 Comments

    Emotion is no substitute for confidence.All through the week leading up to Saturday's homecoming game against Wyoming, Tennessee had plenty of the former after UT coach Phillip Fulmer announced Monday he would not return as head coach for an 18th ...

  • Kenyan runner trail-blazing with Vols Published 11/14/2009 at midnight

    If Peter Sigilai happened to chuckle a little bit as his feet struck the ground, you could certainly understand it.

  • Eric Berry's greatest hits Published 08/30/2009 at midnight 5 Comments

    In just two seasons at Tennessee, Eric Berry has already cemented himself as one of the best players in school history. He's one of - if not the - best defensive player in the country, and his next interception return ...

  • Alcoa plans to keep ringing up titles Updated 08/11/2009 at 1:32 p.m.

    Alcoa tight end/defensive Tyler Robinson keeps his three state-championship rings under lock and key. Defensive coordinator Brian Nix has his five rings in a special display case in the family theater room. Head coach Gary Rankin almost always wears his ...

  • UT position previews: Running back Updated 08/01/2009 at 8 p.m. 53 Comments

    In the final two games of the 2008 season, the Vols rushed a combined 104 times. And it just so happened they won those two games - Kentucky and Vanderbilt - by a combined 28 points.

  • UT position previews: Defensive line Updated 07/31/2009 at 8:01 p.m. 24 Comments

    For Chris Walker, the transition didn't take long.

  • UT position previews: Receivers Updated 07/30/2009 at 7:46 p.m. 47 Comments

    When it comes to bad luck this offseason, Tennessee's wide receivers have borne the brunt.

  • Berry, Vols deliver for cancer patients, nurses Updated 07/29/2009 at 10:06 p.m. 24 Comments

    Nurses cooed. Patients smiled. And four Tennessee football players signed autographs and visited for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon inside the UT Cancer Institute. Safety Eric Berry, who visited along with receiver Denarius Moore, defensive end Chris Walker and ...

  • UT position previews: Specialists Updated 07/29/2009 at 8:59 p.m. 43 Comments

    There are certainly better images for a punter to see than an unblocked defender moving towards him at something close to top speed. But for much of Chad Cunningham's five games as a starter last season, that's much of what ...

  • UT position previews: Linebackers Updated 07/28/2009 at 9:15 p.m. 46 Comments

    Rico McCoy has heard the chatter. Two starters are gone from a defense that led the SEC in total defense last season.

  • UT position previews: Offensive line Updated 07/27/2009 at 7:26 p.m. 59 Comments

    Tennessee center Josh McNeil doesn’t mince words when talking about Tennessee’s plans for the offensive line this fall.

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