A high school football player at Carter, and very gifted both on offense and defense, Gary Edwards became famous in the state for his Algebra II grade, which was determined, eventually, by a state supreme court ruling. Edwards’ grade, which was raised to above a 70 by the ruling, allowed him to play for Carter in the playoffs—where they eventually defeated Permian.
The timeline below shows where the character Gary Edwards appears in Friday Night Lights. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 15: The Algebraic Equation
...of all things, to the Algebra II grade earner by a football player named Gary Edwards. Edwards, like other Carter players, was basically required to do very little schoolwork—sometimes he and... (full context)
...the ’88 season. For, after much criticism in the local press, Dallas’s school superintendent changed Edwards’ grade back to a 72, after “reevaluating” again Edwards’ participation and homework scores. A grade... (full context)
...case, broadcast by the media across Texas—as Carter continued to play in the playoffs (since Edwards had been reinstated to the team under the superintendent’s direction). A first court case, in... (full context)
Chapter 16: Field of Dreams
...between Permian and Carter. Carter is the more talented team, with players like Evans and Edwards, known for their toughness and offensive prowess. Bissinger notes that only Ivory Christian and a... (full context)