John Edwards
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John Edwards

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
St. Louis, Mo.

High School:
Cardinal Ritter High

Height / Weight:
5-9 / 197

Position:
S

Experience:
1L

04/20/2013

Big Plays Highlight Bears Maroon and White Spring Game

Glaser connects with Burton for 71-yard score on game's final play

04/06/2013

Defense Steps Up in Bears First Spring Scrimmage

Missouri State defenders force four turnovers, produce three scores

Experienced safety who will play a more significant role for his junior campaign ... Logged 5 tackles and a fumble recovery in the Maroon and White Game this spring (4/26/14).

2013: Saw action in all 12 games in his debut with the Bears ... Registered 6 total tackles, including 4 in the home win over Indiana State (11/2/13) ... Earned MSU Special Teams Player of the Week for game at Murray State (9/14/13) ... Also logged stops at Iowa (9/7/13) and at Southern Illinois (11/9/13) as well as a fumble recovery against Northern Iowa (11/16/13) ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for spring 2014 semester ... Had 7 tackles in Maroon and White Game (4/20/13).

2012: Spent the 2012 campaign in residence, per NCAA transfer rules.

Valparaiso: Played all 11 games at cornerback for the Crusaders as a true freshman ... Tallied 49 tackles and 4 pass break-ups for Coach Dale Carlson in 2011 to finish fifth on the team ... His 33 solo tackles ranked fourth on the squad ... Notched season-high 16 total tackles, including 13 solos against Morehead State (10/1/11) ... Recorded 6 stops at Youngstown State (9/10/11) with 4 solos ... Also had 4 solo stops in games at Drake (10/22/11) and at Marist (11/5/11) ... Also returned 4 kickoffs for 60 total yards (15.0), including a season-long 22-yard return at Davidson (11/19/11).

High School: A four-year letterwinner as a running back and linebacker for Coach Brian Simmons at Cardinal Ritter High in St. Louis ... Earned All-State third-team accolades in both 2008 and 2010 ... Archdiocesan Athletic Association Running Back of the Year and Punt Returner of the Year as a senior ... AAA Skill Position Player of the Year in 2010 ... First Team All-AAA linebacker as a sophomore and earned second team All-AAA running back honors as a junior ... Twice named team's Offensive Player of the Year ... Earned Post-Dispatch All-Metro second team honors in 2010 ... Scored 23 touchdowns as a senior and 21 as a junior ... Rushed for 1,471 yards as a senior team captain ... Also ran track at Cardinal Ritter.

Personal: John M. Edwards was born 2/20/93 in St. Louis, Mo. ... Son of Jimmie and Stacy Edwards of St. Louis ... Has two siblings, Murphy and Ashley ... Majoring in Psychology.

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