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CHHS star Edenfield to join father at Troy

It’s been a big couple of weeks for the Edenfield family.

Just last week, it was announced that Kenny Edenfield would take over as Troy’s new offensive coordinator and now, his son will be joining him as a member of the Trojans.

K.D. Edenfield, who is currently a senior at Charles Henderson, will be attending Troy University next Fall and in the process, looking to continue his football career.

“I am pretty excited about this opportunity,” Edenfield said.

“Just being able to play at home is the best part of it all.”

The former CHHS Trojan will grayshirt in and walk on to the football team in the spring of 2011.

“It gives me a chance to be better prepared,” Edenfield said about the grayshirt. “And that is something that can only help me to get on the field.”

In just two seasons of playing time with at CHHS, Edenfield put up impressive on both sides of the field.

Defensively, Edenfield collected 133 tackles and eight interceptions, while on offense, he was a dual threat, throwing for 2,897 yards and 30 touchdowns as well as rushing for 1,152 yards and 18 touchdowns, according to Scout.com.

He was named the Star of Alabama twice during his senior season and was also named as a 5A Honorable Mention All-State as a defensive back in 2008 by the ASWA.

There is one draw back however.

This upcoming Fall will be the first time Edenfield will not be playing football in almost a decade.

“It will be the first time in about eight or nine years,” he said. “It’s going to be pretty hard [not playing] – it’s going to be different.”

Even with the difficulty in not playing, having the opportunity to play in front of his family, including his dad and new Troy offensive coordinator, Kenny, is something Edenfield is thankful for.

“That’s pretty special,” he said.

“To be able to play in your home town, with your family watching is something not a lot of people can do – it should be pretty fun,” he added.

As far as which position his family will be watching is a different story however.

The 6-foot, 165-pound Edenfield spent the past two seasons playing both quarterback and safety for the Trojans, but is unsure about which position he will play at the college level.

“I really haven’t thought about it. Right now, I am leaning towards becoming a receiver,” he said.

The chance to play for Troy is something Edenfield has wanted ever since he was a little kid, according to his father.

“K.D. has wanted to play for Troy since the very beginning,” said Kenny, who was also a member of the Trojans during his college days.

“It’s funny, when your parents play at a school, their kids grow up loving that school

“He talked to a lot of different people and schools, but in the end liked what Troy was doing the most,” the coach added.

This also provides a special for the father and son combination now that both are on the same team. “I won’t be coaching him directly, but to be able to watch him play and develop will be pretty neat,” Kenny said.