Hall of Fame - Inductee Detail

Glen "Turk" Edwards

Glen "Turk" Edwards


  • Position: Tackle
  • School: Washington State
  • High School: Clarkston, WA (Clarkston HS)
  • Years: 1929-1931
  • Inducted: 1975
  • Place of Birth: Mold, WA
  • Date of Birth: Sep 28, 1907
  • Place of Death: Kirkland, WA
  • Date of Death: Jan 10, 1973
  • Jersey Number: 12
  • Height: 6-2
  • Weight: 258

Member Biography

Washington State dominated Pacific coast football during the 1930 season, but sorely needed a victory over Oregon State. A triumph would carry the Cougars a step closer to the Rose Bowl, but the two clubs were locked in a close contest. Then it happened! Junior tackle "Turk" Edwards intercepted an Oregon State pass and returned it for a score and a winning 14-7 margin. The Cougars finished the season with a perfect 9-0 record and a trip to Pasadena and the Rose Bowl for a meeting with Alabama. Although State lost to the Tide, 24-0, in the annual classic, Edwards and teammate Mel Hein became the first Cougar All-Americas. Edwards was blessed with speed and quickness that belied his 6-2, 258-pound frame. Edwards and Hein harassed enemy teams throughout that 1930 campaign. During Edwards' career in the Crimson and Grey of State, the Cougars were 25-7. Following his collegiate years, Edwards went on to star with the Washington Redskins and was eventually inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.