Annese Excited for Former Players in NFL Playoffs

BIG RAPIDS — Two weeks ago, three former Ferris State football players helped their teams get ready to compete in their conference championship games in the NFL. Malik Taylor and Justin Zimmer were both on the active rosters for the Packers and Bills, respectively, and Austin Edwards was on the practice squad for the Chiefs.

Edwards joined Kansas City after the regular season and continues to to help them prepare for the upcoming Super Bowl game against the Buccaneers. It’s the second straight year the Chiefs are in the big game.

Ferris State head coach Tony Annese said it’s special to see his former players perform in the playoffs, and Edwards still practicing with the Chiefs in preparation for the Super Bowl shows how far the Ferris State program has come.

“It’s amazing how successful our guys have been in the NFL,” Annese said. “We had a zoom call with some of them the other day. Austin Edwards said it. He’s like people in the NFL know Ferris State football players. They know who a Ferris State football player is, and they know Ferris State football players are going to be committed at a different level.”

The Super Bowl is Sunday at 6:30 p.m., and it will be on CBS.

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