FORMER GRIZZLIE JOINS STAMPS
Monday, April 24, 2006 - 04:36PM
Today, the Calgary Stampeder Football Club announced the free agent signing of Defensive Back Kevin Edwards.
â€œEdwards is a physical corner who runs very well,â€? said General Manager Jim Barker. â€œHe possesses a tremendous skill set that enables him to play a variety of positions.â€?
Below is a closer look at the newest Stampeder:
HT: 6â€™2â€? WT: 195 lbs
Born: January 25, 1983
Birthplace: Spokane, Wash.
Stampeders: Entering 1st season
CFL: Entering 1st season
Signed as a free agent with the Calgary Stampeders on Monday, April 24, 2006
Played in all 12 regular season games â€¦ recorded 27 defensive tackles, five pass deflections (tie for 3rd on team), two tackles for a loss and one interception.
Edwards had the most interceptions by any player in the Big Sky Conference with six â€¦ his average of .40 picks a game ranked him second (tie) in the league and 37th in Division 1-AA â€¦ his five pass deflections were fourth on the team â€¦ he played in all 15 games and had nine starts, including UMâ€™s last six games â€¦ he was the Grizzliesâ€™ 12th (tie) leading tackler a year ago.
He had 37 tackles as a sophomore â€¦ Kevin was moved from strong safety to cornerback â€¦ where he started six games â€¦he had a team high four interceptions, averaging 0.33 a game which ranked him fourth (tie) in the Big Sky â€¦. he was an honorable mention all-league selection â€¦ he also had a team best eight pass deflections and was ninth on the team with 37 tackles.
Edwards saw considerable action in the secondary and on special teams and was the teamâ€™s 11th leading tackler with 39 stops.
Redshirted at Montana
Edwards was an all-city offensive and defensive pick in football for the Lewis and Clark High School Tigers â€¦ he also lettered in soccer â€¦ as a senior he was selected Most Valuable Athlete of his high school and was the Greater Spokane League offensive MVP as a senior â€¦ his high school team won the Greater Spokane League championship in 2000 and had a 9-1 record â€¦ that season he was named first team all-state defensive back and All-City defensive team â€¦ he was a captain in football and in soccer his senior year â€¦ he was also a snow ski racer as a prep â€¦ he received a National Football Foundation Scholarship in high school, maintaining a 3.77 GPA â€¦ business administration major.