BOONE, N.C. -- Appalachian State quarterback Armanti Edwards isn't expected to play in Saturday's opener against East Carolina because of a right foot injury from a lawnmower accident last month.
The school said Wednesday evening that sophomore DeAndre Presley will start in Edwards' place against the Pirates.
Edwards was hurt when his foot got caught in the mower at his off-campus residence. Coach Jerry Moore had said he expected Edwards would be recovered in time for the opener, but said Tuesday that it was "really doubtful" the senior would be ready.
The elusive 6-footer burst onto the national scene in 2007 when he led the Mountaineers to an upset of Michigan. Last year he won the Walter Payton Award as the top player in the Football Championship Subdivision.