49ers Braylon Edwards Gives His Salary to College Kids

Struggling wide out pays majority of his salary for kids to go to college.

By Sajid Farooq
|  Wednesday, Dec 21, 2011  |  Updated 12:59 PM PDT
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49er Gives Salary to College Kids

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Braylon Edwards is forking over more than 75 percent of his salary to put 79 kids through college.

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Braylon Edwards may or may not be in Jim Harbaugh's doghouse but the San Francisco 49ers' wide out is extremely popular with a group of Cleveland students.

The former Cleveland Brown promised in 2005 to give $10,000 scholarships to 100 eighth-graders if they could graduate high school with a 2.5 GPA with 15 hours of community service and get into college.

Of that group 79 have started college this year and met Edwards' criterion. And the player who is having a down year is set to pay almost his entire paycheck to fulfill his word.

Edwards has a base salary of about $1 million with the 49ers, which is only $210,000 more than he will have to pay for the kids to go to school.

The students are spread out across 22 college campuses, including Cornell and Harvard.

To make the deal even sweeter, Edwards is throwing in laptops and basic supplies for the students.

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