15 Kevin Edwards
At Navy: All-East candidate ... enters the fall as a starter at cornerback ... one of Navy's best cover corners in recent memory ... has gone toe-to-toe with some of the nation's best receivers and has come out on top ... despite his slight frame, will come up and make a big hit ... one of the best athletes on the team ... has a vertical leap of 38 inches, which is tied with Andre Byrd for the best mark on the team ... his 20-yard dash time of 2.59 seconds is tied with Prentice Christian for second fastest on the team ... runs a 4.44 40-yard dash, which is the fastest mark on the team ... had right shoulder surgery on Jan. 14 and missed spring practice ... expected back for the start of fall camp ... has earned three varsity letters.
2009: Started all 14 games ... completed his junior campaign with 51 tackles (31-20), including two tackles for a loss ... broke up six passes, while making one interception ... also caused a pair of fumbles ... member of Navy's defense that held Missouri, the nation's 33rd-ranked scoring offense with its 30.3 points per game, to just 13 points in the 2009 Texas Bowl ... it was Missouri's third-lowest scoring output of the year and the fewest points since Texas throttled the Tigers 41-7 on Oct. 24 ... after the Tigers scored a TD just 24 seconds into the game, Navy's defense held Missouri without a touchdown for the remainder of the contest ... contributed a pair of tackles and broke up a Missouri pass ... chipped in three solo tackles and broke up a pass in Navy's win over Academy rival Army ... the Mids held Army to just a field goal in the contest after Ricky Dobbs threw an interception in Navy territory in the first quarter ... Navy's defense has not allowed an Army touchdown in 12-straight quarters (dating back to 2009) ... furthermore, the Mids did not give up an offensive touchdown to Army or Air Force this season ... turned in five solo tackles against Hawai'i ... made three solo tackles in Navy's home finale against Delaware ... turned in five tackles in leading the Mids to a 23-21 win over Notre Dame ... his hit on QB Jimmy Clausen at the one-yard line at the end of the third quarter jarred the ball loose and was recovered by teammate Wyatt Middleton ... it was his second forced fumble of the season (La Tech) and his career ... Navy's 14-0 advantage at the half marked the first time since Nov. 1, 1997, that the Mids have led the Irish at the half ... it's also the first time since Nov. 2, 1974, that Navy has shut out Notre Dame in the opening half ... the Mids' defense held Temple to just 37 yards passing, the fewest yards since Rice completed all five of its pass attempts for 35 yards on Oct. 23, 2004 ... Navy's defense stifled the Wake Forest offense all day, holding the Deacs scoreless in the first quarter and to three points for more than 53 minutes ... was in on a pair of tackles before leaving the Wake Forest game with a shoulder injury ... turned in five tackles for the Mids in their overtime victory over SMU ... added a pass breakup, his fourth of the season and the third consecutive game he has contributed a PBU ... part of a defense that held Rice to just 21 yards on the ground, marking the second time the Mids held an opponent to under 50 yards rushing ... Navy also held Rice to 272 yards of total offense, the third opponent in 2009 that has been held under 300 yards of total offense ... picked off Rice QB Nick Fanuzzi in the second quarter to record his first-career interception ... made one tackle against the Owls and broke up a pass ... member of the Mids' defense that did not give up an offensive TD by Air Force and held the Falcons well under its rushing average of 319 yards (183 vs. Navy) ... turned in four tackles against the Falcons and broke up a pass, his first since his rookie year at North Texas ... contributed six tackles, including a tackle for a loss of three yards in the win over Western Kentucky ... turned in four tackles, including a tackle for a loss of two yards at Pitt ... it was his first TFL since last year's season opener against Towson in which he was credited with a half a tackle for a loss ... member of a Navy defensive squad that held Louisiana Tech scoreless for the final 54 minutes of the contest in a 32-14 win by the Mids ... contributed five tackles against La Tech ... also stripped the ball loose (the first forced fumble of his career), but was recovered by La Tech ... turned in a solid performance against No. 6 Ohio State in the Mids' season opener where he made six tackles ... his six-tackle performance was two more than he turned in during an injury-plagued 2008 season.
2008: Played in just six games after suffering an ankle injury midway through the season ... turned in four tackles, including a half a tackle for a loss of two yards ... making his first appearance since suffering an ankle injury against Wake Forest on Sept. 27, Edwards played on special teams in the annual Army-Navy contest ... was in on one stop at Duke ... turned in three tackles, including two solo stops in the Mids' opener against Towson ... credited with a half a tackle for a loss of two yards.
2007: Played in all 13 games ... started in three contests ... totaled 27 tackles, two of which resulted in a loss of four yards ... also deflected away two passes ... made his collegiate debut against Temple, playing in six plays ... made his first-career tackle on kickoff coverage against Rutgers ... came up with two stops against Duke ... produced a special teams tackle and broke up a pass attempt in the fourth quarter against Air Force ... saw action in 31 snaps against Wake Forest, as he delivered a solo tackle and assisted on another ... one week later against Delaware, he provided five tackles, two of which came on kickoff coverage ... delivered in his first-career start at Notre Dame, as he made six tackles, one in the backfield for a loss of two yards ... at North Texas, he tied for the team lead with seven tackles ... one of the stops came behind the line of scrimmage for a loss of two yards ... also swatted away a pass against the Mean Green ... came up with three stops against Northern Illinois.
High School / Personal: A 2006 graduate of Zebulon B. Vance High School, Edwards attended the Naval Academy Prep School during the 2006-07 academic year ... a two-sport standout, he earned three letters each in football and track ... led the football team to a conference title with an 8-3 record in 2005 ... earned all-conference honors while serving as team captain during his senior year ... excelled on the track, as he claimed the state title in the 400-meter dash and 4x400-meter relay in 2006 ... that team went on to win the state championship that year ... captured All-State (N.C.) recognition in the 500-meter run as a junior ... named the school's male athlete of the year ... President of the National Society of Black Engineers ... was part of his high school's program for tutoring elementary school students ... full name is Kevin Gerard Edwards ... born Nov. 23, 1988, in Jacksonville, N.C. ... son of Kevin Edwards and Natalie Jackson ... majoring in economics.