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15   Mario Edwards
Mario Edwards


Gautier, MS

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 195



FSU Dominates Top Five Battle

Jameis Winston throws for 444 yards in 51-14 victory at #3 Clemson.

At Florida State: Will contend for starting honors at left cornerback where he started 11 games last of the nation's top defensive backs who should contend for postseason of three returning starters in the Seminole secondary...led the ACC and was among the nation's Top 10 with six interceptions in 1998...made a valiant return to action last year after missing 1997 season and earned All-ACC second team accolades...garnered the defensive leadership award following spring drills... picked off a school and ACC record four passes against Wake Forest last year.

Junior Year (1998): Earned starting honors at cornerback just two games into the season and proved to be one of FSU's best defenders...led the ACC and finished eighth in the country with six interceptions...set a new FSU record and tied the ACC single-game record with four interceptions against Wake Forest...his pick against the Gators stopped a Florida scoring drive...recorded 20 tackles, including 17 solo stops...led the Seminoles and was fourth in the ACC with 11 passes broken up...helped FSU hold five opponents to less than 100 yards passing and to a number one national ranking in pass defense...named second team All-ACC along with secondary teammates Tay Cody and Dexter Jackson...recorded a season-high five tackles against Southern California...registered his only tackle for loss of the season against Wake Forest...garnered Tomahawk Player honors following Wake Forest win...named to the Victor's Club eight times.

1997: Redshirted.

Sophomore Year (1996): Recorded 14 tackles in 11 games as a backup at right cornerback...broke up three passes and had one fumble recovery...tallied three tackles against both Clemson and Virginia...earned Victor's Club honors following performances in Clemson, Wake Forest and Virginia games.

Freshman Year (1995): One of only six Seminoles to earn a letter as a true freshman...contributed on special teams with a blocked punt against North Carolina that he caught and returned 24 yards for a score...had six tackles including one for loss as a rookie.

High School: Totaled 61 tackles, four interceptions, 14 pass break-ups and caused four fumbles as a senior at Pascagoula (MS) High...also blocked four PATs and one field goal as a senior...averaged 38 yards per kickoff return and returned one for a touchdown ...named the top free safety prospect in the country by the National Recruiting Advisor...NRA's No. 10 player in the country regardless of position...received Max Emfinger's highest possible rating...SuperPrep's No. 5 defensive back in the nation and their No. 7 player in the South...a G&W All-American and their No. 27 player in the nation.

Personal: Born December 1, science major... attended the same high school as former FSU All-American and current Miami Dolphin cornerback Terrell Buckley, FSU's second all-time leading receiver Kez McCorvey and current FSU pitcher Blair Varnes.

Edward's Career Stats

1995 5 1 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
1996 1 13 14 0 0 3 0 0 0
1998 17 3 20 1 0 11 0 1 6
Career 23 17 40 2 0 14 0 1 6

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