Monday, April 24, 2006 - 04:36PM

Today, the Calgary Stampeder Football Club announced the free agent signing of Defensive Back Kevin Edwards.

“Edwards is a physical corner who runs very well,� said General Manager Jim Barker. “He possesses a tremendous skill set that enables him to play a variety of positions.�

Below is a closer look at the newest Stampeder:

Kevin Edwards
Defensive Back
College: Montana
HT: 6’2� 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 … 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 … his average of .40 picks a game ranked him second (tie) in the league and 37th in Division 1-AA … his five pass deflections were fourth on the team … he played in all 15 games and had nine starts, including UM’s last six games … he was the Grizzlies’ 12th (tie) leading tackler a year ago.
He had 37 tackles as a sophomore … Kevin was moved from strong safety to cornerback … where he started six games …he had a team high four interceptions, averaging 0.33 a game which ranked him fourth (tie) in the Big Sky …. he was an honorable mention all-league selection … 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 team’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 … he also lettered in soccer … as a senior he was selected Most Valuable Athlete of his high school and was the Greater Spokane League offensive MVP as a senior … his high school team won the Greater Spokane League championship in 2000 and had a 9-1 record … that season he was named first team all-state defensive back and All-City defensive team … he was a captain in football and in soccer his senior year … he was also a snow ski racer as a prep … he received a National Football Foundation Scholarship in high school, maintaining a 3.77 GPA … business administration major.