As if two NFL players weren’t enough, a third brother, 22-year-old Tremaine, made history in 2018 when he and Terrell became the first brothers selected in the first round of the same NFL draft in 2018. Tremaine plays for the Buffalo Bills, while Trey was picked up by the Steelers last year, joining brother Terrell.
“We’ve always been like a fist — we’ve stayed together, tight as a fist,” said Terrell. “Over the years, it’s gotten stronger. We were going to stay together regardless.”
As of how it is to live and work alongside his brother, Terrell said, “It’s always good to have somebody in my corner at all times. We try not to get comfortable or let anything get to our heads. At any day it can be over. You can’t go out there and be bigheaded, like, ‘Oh, this happened, I’m good.’ Because things can happen at any day and real life starts up.”
This just happens to be how the Edmundses grew up. Ferrell Edmunds, their father, was a tight end in the NFL from 1988 to 1994.
“I tell them every day is a new challenge, so you need to get through the ups and downs,” Ferrell said. “Being independent, every day is a grind to get better, and the only way to get better is to identify a weakness and improve it. You don’t want to wing it. You want to be prepared.”
According to Ferrell, “Football is a difficult journey, and it’s one you have to enjoy. Enjoy the connections you make, the people you meet. But you have to handle your business on the field and in the film room.”
As for Trey, he revealed his family’s secret to success: “We’ve all got that edge. That’s just how we were brought up.”
“At the end of the day, it’s just us,” Terrell said. “You have people who might say some negative things, but that’s going to be my brother every day, ’til the end.