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Lavar Edwards
DE #98
Height:
6-4
Weight:
278
Age:
23
College:
Louisiana State
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2013):

TCKL
9
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
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Biography

 
PRO: The Titans used their fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on Louisiana State defensive end Lavar Edwards.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 277-pounder exhibits unquestioned athleticism and impressive pass rush technique allowing him to be a disruptive force on the outside.  Edwards put up notable numbers in limited snaps with the Tigers because he was playing behind a pair of high-round 2013 draft picks.  He will have a chance to contribute immediately to the line’s rotation.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     As a senior, Edwards was one of the recipients of LSU’s Unsung Hero Award in 2012.  He appeared in all 13 games with six starts and posted 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks, seven stops for losses and three quarterback pressures.
•     As a sophomore, Edwards played in 13 games, starting seven contests and produced 21 tackles with 2.5 sacks, four stops for losses, an interception, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Edwards and his family were one of many in New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina.  The storm hit when he was 15 and a high school sophomore.  Edwards was displaced to Austin, Texas, with family members.  He then returned to his school, which was originally located in New Orleans but had moved entirely to Niceville, Fla., for a few months and then finally to Baton Rouge where he finished his high school career.
•     Edwards was quite the athlete in high school.  Besides his exploits on the gridiron, he was an all-star performer in basketball, an exceptional track and field athlete excelling in the shot put and a first baseman and designated hitter for the baseball team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Baton Rouge, La., native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.  

COLLEGE:
•    In four seasons at Louisiana State, Edwards started 15 of 52 games and recorded 96 tackles (41 solo), 10.5 sacks for minus 70 yards, 20 stops for losses totaling 106 yards and six quarterback pressures.  Recovered two fumbles, advancing one 29 yards for a touchdown, as he also scored on a 23-yard interception return, gaining 40 yards on two pass thefts.  Also caused two fumbles and deflected five other passes.

AS A SENIOR (2012), one of the recipients of the team’s Unsung Hero Award.  Appeared in all 13 games with six starts while seeing action at both defensive end positions.  Registered 26 tackles (14 solo) with 4.5 sacks for minus 31 yards, seven stops for losses of 46 yards and three quarterback pressures.
•    Against Washington (9/8), delivered a six-yard sack and a pressure that caused an interception.
•    Against Idaho (9/15), returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown.
•    Against Towson (9/29), had career-best seven tackles to go with 1.5 sacks totaling 10 yards in losses.
•    At Florida (10/6), posted an eight-yard sack.
•    Against Mississippi (11/17), added four tackles and a sack for a seven-yard loss.

AS A JUNIOR (2011),  was the key reserve at both defensive end positions, appearing in 14 games with one start in the Auburn clash.  Recorded 26 tackles (9 solo) that included a five-yard sack, 4.5 stops for minus 16 yards, two pressures, a pair of pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
•    At West Virginia (9/24), recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
•    At Mississippi (11/19), earned a season-high four tackles, including one for a loss.
•    Against Georgia (12/3), picked up his only sack of the season in the SEC Championship Game.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010), played in 13 games, starting seven contests during the second half and produced 21 tackles (9 solo) with 2.5 sacks, four stops for losses of 23 yards, an interception, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery.
•    Against Tennessee (10/2), collected a sack for a seven-yard loss and a pass break-up.
•    Against Louisiana-Monroe (11/13), recovered a fumble and rumbled 29 yards for a touchdown.
•    Against Mississippi (11/20), tallied four tackles, 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and picked off a pass that he returned it 17 yards.
•    At Arkansas (11/27), notched four tackles, a sack, another stop for a loss and one forced fumble.

AS A RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN (2009), appeared in 12 games with one start and posted 23 tackles (9 solo), 2.5 sacks for minus 16 yards, a forced fumble, a quarterback pressure and 4.5 stops for losses of 21 yards.
•    Against Vanderbilt (9/12), posted a sack for a nine-yard loss, as he also forced a fumble.
•    Against Florida (10/10), set a season-high with five tackles versus the top-ranked Gators.
•    Against Louisiana Tech (11/14), he had three tackles, two for loss and one sack in the win over the Bulldogs.
•    Against Arkansas (11/28), had a half sack for a one-yard loss.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008), was red-shirted.
•    Majored in general studies at Louisiana State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Baton Rouge, La.
•    Attended Desire Street (Baton Rouge, La.) Academy, where he was ranked among one of the top 40 prospects in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com.
•    Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen team as a defensive end, but also competed as a fullback and tight end.  
•    Rushed for 850 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, followed by 12 touchdowns and 400 yards receiving as a senior.
•    Received a three-star prospect grade from Rivals.com, as that recruiting service placed him 42nd among the nation’s defensive ends and listed him on their Louisiana Top 40 chart.  Scout.com also placed a three-star grade on him, but rated him 33rd in the nation as a tight end.
•    Was a “double-double” performer for the school’s basketball team.  Also excelled in track, tossing a personal-best 46’7” in the shot put.  Competed as a first baseman and designated hitter for the baseball team.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “The Dark Knight”; (TV show) “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; (actor) Denzel Washington and Will Smith; (music artists) Lil Wayne; (school subject) history; (car) Bugatti; (food) shrimp; (sports hero) Jerry Rice; (video game) NBA 2K and (sports teams as a child) San Francisco 49ers.
•    Follow Edwards on Twitter at @scoopNscore_89_.
•    Born Lavar Michael Edwards on April 29, 1990 in New Orleans, La.
 
PRO: The Titans used their fifth-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft on Louisiana State defensive end Lavar Edwards.  The 6-foot-4-inch, 277-pounder exhibits unquestioned athleticism and impressive pass rush technique allowing him to be a disruptive force on the outside.  Edwards put up notable numbers in limited snaps with the Tigers because he was playing behind a pair of high-round 2013 draft picks.  He will have a chance to contribute immediately to the line’s rotation.  

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
•     As a senior, Edwards was one of the recipients of LSU’s Unsung Hero Award in 2012.  He appeared in all 13 games with six starts and posted 26 tackles, 4.5 sacks, seven stops for losses and three quarterback pressures.
•     As a sophomore, Edwards played in 13 games, starting seven contests and produced 21 tackles with 2.5 sacks, four stops for losses, an interception, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery.

TITANS TIDBITS:  
•     Edwards and his family were one of many in New Orleans affected by Hurricane Katrina.  The storm hit when he was 15 and a high school sophomore.  Edwards was displaced to Austin, Texas, with family members.  He then returned to his school, which was originally located in New Orleans but had moved entirely to Niceville, Fla., for a few months and then finally to Baton Rouge where he finished his high school career.
•     Edwards was quite the athlete in high school.  Besides his exploits on the gridiron, he was an all-star performer in basketball, an exceptional track and field athlete excelling in the shot put and a first baseman and designated hitter for the baseball team.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS:  
•    The Baton Rouge, La., native was selected by the Titans in the fifth round (142nd overall) of the 2013 NFL Draft.  

COLLEGE:
•    In four seasons at Louisiana State, Edwards started 15 of 52 games and recorded 96 tackles (41 solo), 10.5 sacks for minus 70 yards, 20 stops for losses totaling 106 yards and six quarterback pressures.  Recovered two fumbles, advancing one 29 yards for a touchdown, as he also scored on a 23-yard interception return, gaining 40 yards on two pass thefts.  Also caused two fumbles and deflected five other passes.

AS A SENIOR (2012), one of the recipients of the team’s Unsung Hero Award.  Appeared in all 13 games with six starts while seeing action at both defensive end positions.  Registered 26 tackles (14 solo) with 4.5 sacks for minus 31 yards, seven stops for losses of 46 yards and three quarterback pressures.
•    Against Washington (9/8), delivered a six-yard sack and a pressure that caused an interception.
•    Against Idaho (9/15), returned an interception 23 yards for a touchdown.
•    Against Towson (9/29), had career-best seven tackles to go with 1.5 sacks totaling 10 yards in losses.
•    At Florida (10/6), posted an eight-yard sack.
•    Against Mississippi (11/17), added four tackles and a sack for a seven-yard loss.

AS A JUNIOR (2011),  was the key reserve at both defensive end positions, appearing in 14 games with one start in the Auburn clash.  Recorded 26 tackles (9 solo) that included a five-yard sack, 4.5 stops for minus 16 yards, two pressures, a pair of pass deflections and a fumble recovery.
•    At West Virginia (9/24), recovered a fumble that led to a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
•    At Mississippi (11/19), earned a season-high four tackles, including one for a loss.
•    Against Georgia (12/3), picked up his only sack of the season in the SEC Championship Game.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010), played in 13 games, starting seven contests during the second half and produced 21 tackles (9 solo) with 2.5 sacks, four stops for losses of 23 yards, an interception, a pass deflection and a fumble recovery.
•    Against Tennessee (10/2), collected a sack for a seven-yard loss and a pass break-up.
•    Against Louisiana-Monroe (11/13), recovered a fumble and rumbled 29 yards for a touchdown.
•    Against Mississippi (11/20), tallied four tackles, 1.5 stops behind the line of scrimmage and picked off a pass that he returned it 17 yards.
•    At Arkansas (11/27), notched four tackles, a sack, another stop for a loss and one forced fumble.

AS A RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN (2009), appeared in 12 games with one start and posted 23 tackles (9 solo), 2.5 sacks for minus 16 yards, a forced fumble, a quarterback pressure and 4.5 stops for losses of 21 yards.
•    Against Vanderbilt (9/12), posted a sack for a nine-yard loss, as he also forced a fumble.
•    Against Florida (10/10), set a season-high with five tackles versus the top-ranked Gators.
•    Against Louisiana Tech (11/14), he had three tackles, two for loss and one sack in the win over the Bulldogs.
•    Against Arkansas (11/28), had a half sack for a one-yard loss.

AS A FRESHMAN (2008), was red-shirted.
•    Majored in general studies at Louisiana State.

PERSONAL:  
•    Single, splits time between Nashville and Baton Rouge, La.
•    Attended Desire Street (Baton Rouge, La.) Academy, where he was ranked among one of the top 40 prospects in the state of Louisiana by Rivals.com.
•    Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate’s Super Dozen team as a defensive end, but also competed as a fullback and tight end.  
•    Rushed for 850 yards and 10 touchdowns as a junior, followed by 12 touchdowns and 400 yards receiving as a senior.
•    Received a three-star prospect grade from Rivals.com, as that recruiting service placed him 42nd among the nation’s defensive ends and listed him on their Louisiana Top 40 chart.  Scout.com also placed a three-star grade on him, but rated him 33rd in the nation as a tight end.
•    Was a “double-double” performer for the school’s basketball team.  Also excelled in track, tossing a personal-best 46’7” in the shot put.  Competed as a first baseman and designated hitter for the baseball team.
•    List of favorites: (movie) “The Dark Knight”; (TV show) “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”; (actor) Denzel Washington and Will Smith; (music artists) Lil Wayne; (school subject) history; (car) Bugatti; (food) shrimp; (sports hero) Jerry Rice; (video game) NBA 2K and (sports teams as a child) San Francisco 49ers.
•    Follow Edwards on Twitter at @scoopNscore_89_.
•    Born Lavar Michael Edwards on April 29, 1990 in New Orleans, La.
 
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 9 5 4 0.0 0 1 0 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2013 TEN 7 1 9 5 4 0.0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @PIT W 16-9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 @HOU L 24-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 SD W 20-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 NYJ W 38-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
5 KC L 17-26 3 2 1 -- -- 1 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 @SEA L 13-20 3 0 3 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 SF L 17-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 @STL W 28-21 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 JAC L 27-29 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 IND L 27-30 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @OAK W 23-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @IND L 14-22 1 1 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
14 @DEN L 28-51 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 ARI L 34-37 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @JAC W 20-16 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 HOU W 16-10 2 2 0 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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