Salukis score touchdown on first offensive play, force turnover on last defensive play of the game
Edwards arrived in Carbondale in August last year and played all 12 games for the Salukis in 2013.
Played in all 12 games...Utilized on special teams as well as outside linebacker...Recorded a season-high four tackles against Missouri State...Saw more playing time at linebacker as the season progressed, recording 12 of his 15 tackles in the final six games of the season...Had 2.0 tackles for loss, including a sack in the road win over No. 4 Northern Iowa...Returned three kickoffs for a total of 35 yards.
Prior to SIU
Played in 23 games in two seasons at Minnesota after redshirting his freshman year...Played in the 2012 Meineke Car Care Bowl against Texas Tech...Recorded eight tackles and 0.5 tackles for loss as a sophomore in 2012...Played running back for the first three games of his redshirt freshman season before transitioning to linebacker...Recorded eight carries and one touchdown...Recorded 17 tackles in 2011.
Played running back and defensive back...Helped lead Woodbury to a 6-4 record in 2009...Earned second-team All-State honors from the Associated Press in 2009...Rushed for 1,053 yards and 13 touchdowns as a senior, despite playing in just seven games...Recorded 45 tackles and forced four fumbles...Totaled 159 rushing yards and three touchdowns on 20 carries as a junior in 2008...Also tallied three receptions and a TD during his junior season...Recorded 29 tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery during his junior season...Coached by Beau LaBore.
Born Sept. 9, 1991 in St. Paul, Minn....Son of Nethdra Pugh and step-father Sherwin Pugh...Majoring in university studies.