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Dwan Edwards
DT #98
Height:
6-3
Weight:
302
College:
Oregon State
Hometown:
Columbus, MT
Experience:
8
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 115 319 198 121 17.5 0 7 2 0 9 -- 8
2014 CAR 7 20 10 10 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 11 19 12 7 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 14 52 27 25 6 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 52 29 23 2.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 11 57 31 26 1 -- 2 1 0 8 8 8
2009 BAL 16 47 35 12 1 0 1 -- -- -- -- --
2007 BAL 16 41 30 11 1 -- 2 1 0 1 1 1
2006 BAL 8 7 7 0 0 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2005 BAL 12 23 16 7 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2004 BAL 4 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 115 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2014 CAR 7 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CAR 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 14 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 BUF 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 BUF 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 BAL 16 1 14 14 14 0 0 0 0 0
2007 BAL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 BAL 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 BAL 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 BAL 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

PRO: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Bills on March 17, 2010… originally entered the NFL as a second-round (51st overall) draft choice by the Baltimore Ravens in 2004.

 

CAREER:

• Recorded a career-high 53 total tackles in 2010
• Started a career-best 13 games in 2007

 

 

2010:

Before ending his season early on Injured Reserve, he was having a career year with a career-high 57 total tackles, including two for a loss and 1.0 sack, also registered five quarterback hits, one interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in only 11 games
•  Vs. MIA (9/12) made his first start for the Bills and registered four tackles, including three solo, and a tackle for a loss
•  At GB (9/19) recorded five tackles, including four solo
•  At NE (9/26) talllied a season-best six tackles, including four solo
•  Vs. NYJ (10/3) finished with a career-high 11 total tackles, one of four Bills with double-digit tackles (D. Whitner, P. Posluszny & A. Ayodele)
•  Vs. JAC (10/10) tallied six tackles, two solo
•  At BAL (10/24) finished with seven tackles, including five solo, and had one sack for a loss of 18 yards and a pass defensed
•  At KC (10/31) had six tackles, including four solo, and quarterback hit
•  Vs. CHI (11/7) had one tackle
•  Vs. DET (11/14) led all linemen with seven tackles, he also tallied a forced fumble and an interception, his second career interception and first as a Bill. 
•  At CIN (11/21) tallied four tackles and two QB hits
•  Vs. PIT (11/28) had one QB hit before leaving with an injury.  Has a new career-high in tackles this season with 57 (old high: 47 in 2009) 
•  Placed on Injured Reserve on December 2

 

 

2009: w/ Baltimore Ravens


• Finished the season with a career-best 47 tackles (35 solo), playing in all 16 games with nine starts on a defense that finished second in the AFC and third in the NFL in total defense
• At NE (10/4), recorded his first career fumble recovery in the end zone, marking his first career touchdown
• Recorded a career-best seven solo tackles (eight total) at CIN (11/8)
• Part of a defense that tied a club record of six turnovers while holding QB Jay Cutler to a franchise-record-low 7.9 QB rating vs. CHI (12/20)
• Started his first career postseason game at NE (1/10), setting a postseason career-high seven tackles (six solo)… recorded his first career postseason sack on a defense that held the Patriots to 64 rushing yards

 

2008:


• Placed on Injured Reserve prior to the start of the regular season on August 26

 

2007:


• Filled in for the injured Trevor Pryce, appearing in all 16 games for the first time in his career while making a career-high 13 starts
• Set a personal-best with 41 tackles (30 solo)
• Hauled in first career interception vs. STL (10/14) along with four tackles… INT was one of Ravens’ franchise single-game record of five against the Rams
• Notched five tackles (three solo) and his first career sack at BUF (10/21)

 

2006:


• Played in eight games and one postseason contest, totaling seven solo tackles and one pass break-up

 

2005:


• Appeared in 12 games, registering 23 tackles (16 solo)
• Tied a career-high four tackles (three solo) in his first career start at DEN (12/11)

 

2004:


• Saw action in four games
• Made NFL debut at CLE (9/12), posting one solo tackle

 

COLLEGE: Two-time All-Pac 10 Conference selection at Oregon State, recording 159 tackles (88 solo) and 12.5 sacks… started 36 of 48 games for the Beavers, posting eight QB pressures, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed… tabbed a co-captain as a senior… graduated in 2003 with a degree in Business Administration.

 

PERSONAL: Three-year starter on offense and defense at Columbus (Columbus, MT) High School… selected three years as All-Conference on offense and defense and a two-time All-State linebacker on defense and fullback as a senior… tabbed All-League tight end sophomore and junior campaigns… chosen to play in the Montana-North Dakota All-Star game and Montana East-West Shrine game… two-year starter in basketball, lettering three times while averaging 20 points per game as a junior and over 22 points per game as a senior with double-digit rebounds… tabbed 1st-team All-League and All-State pick those years… competed in track and field, placing third in the district in shot put and fourth in the discus… three-year Class president and member of the National Honor Society… earned a 3.7 GPA… participated in numerous community programs with the Ravens… supported high school students at an American Red Cross Blood Drive in 2005, participated in the fourth annual Big Ed’s Band Luau in 2006 benefiting former Raven Edwin Mulitalo’s charitable arm, Big Ed’s Band Foundation, helping to provide musical instruments to underprivileged schools and students… took part in the annual Gridiron Halloween party benefiting Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake in October, 2006… visited William Winchester Elementary School in April of 2006 to speak with students about the importance of education… participated as an instructor in the Art Monk Football Camp, teaching youth the fundamentals of football in July, 2007… took part in Babe Ruth’s Birthday Bash in February of 2008 at Sports Legends Museum in downtown Baltimore… hosted a two-day camp for 300 Montana high school students in July of 2008… Dwan and his wife, Kelsey, have two daughters, Kaitlin and Ana Grace and a son, Dwan.

 

COMMUNITY:  Dwan supported the American Heart Association by teaming up with Greatbatch, Inc. and the entire Bills defense to bring the SACK Heart Disease Program to the 2010 season.  For every sack that the Bills defense recorded, Greatbatch donated money to the American Heart Association.  After the season had ended, Dwan and the CEO of Greatbatch presented the American Heart Association with a $15,000 check. 

He also participated in the Play 60 Fitness Party in December of 2010.  Over 300 children from the Buffalo Public Schools came to the Bills Fieldhouse to enjoy the fitness party.  Players in attendance discussed the importance of staying active for 60 minutes a day and assisted in running the football-themed fitness stations.

Dwan also supported his teammate Drayton Florence and the Drayton Florence Foundation by attending their Annual Holiday Shopping event.  Drayton adopted 29 children and took them shopping for gifts that were on their wish list.  Dwan and many other players came out to support Drayton and helped the children shop for gifts. 

Dwan also hosted his annual free Football Camp in his home state of Montana.

In addition, he supported the Buffalo Community in 2011 by participating in Hospitalized Veterans Day.  He participated in a press conference showing his support for the hospitalized veterans and then spent time talking with the veterans throughout the facility and thanking them for their service to our country.

PRO: Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Bills on March 17, 2010… originally entered the NFL as a second-round (51st overall) draft choice by the Baltimore Ravens in 2004.

 

CAREER:

• Recorded a career-high 53 total tackles in 2010
• Started a career-best 13 games in 2007

 

 

2010:

Before ending his season early on Injured Reserve, he was having a career year with a career-high 57 total tackles, including two for a loss and 1.0 sack, also registered five quarterback hits, one interception, two passes defensed and a forced fumble in only 11 games
•  Vs. MIA (9/12) made his first start for the Bills and registered four tackles, including three solo, and a tackle for a loss
•  At GB (9/19) recorded five tackles, including four solo
•  At NE (9/26) talllied a season-best six tackles, including four solo
•  Vs. NYJ (10/3) finished with a career-high 11 total tackles, one of four Bills with double-digit tackles (D. Whitner, P. Posluszny & A. Ayodele)
•  Vs. JAC (10/10) tallied six tackles, two solo
•  At BAL (10/24) finished with seven tackles, including five solo, and had one sack for a loss of 18 yards and a pass defensed
•  At KC (10/31) had six tackles, including four solo, and quarterback hit
•  Vs. CHI (11/7) had one tackle
•  Vs. DET (11/14) led all linemen with seven tackles, he also tallied a forced fumble and an interception, his second career interception and first as a Bill. 
•  At CIN (11/21) tallied four tackles and two QB hits
•  Vs. PIT (11/28) had one QB hit before leaving with an injury.  Has a new career-high in tackles this season with 57 (old high: 47 in 2009) 
•  Placed on Injured Reserve on December 2

 

 

2009: w/ Baltimore Ravens


• Finished the season with a career-best 47 tackles (35 solo), playing in all 16 games with nine starts on a defense that finished second in the AFC and third in the NFL in total defense
• At NE (10/4), recorded his first career fumble recovery in the end zone, marking his first career touchdown
• Recorded a career-best seven solo tackles (eight total) at CIN (11/8)
• Part of a defense that tied a club record of six turnovers while holding QB Jay Cutler to a franchise-record-low 7.9 QB rating vs. CHI (12/20)
• Started his first career postseason game at NE (1/10), setting a postseason career-high seven tackles (six solo)… recorded his first career postseason sack on a defense that held the Patriots to 64 rushing yards

 

2008:


• Placed on Injured Reserve prior to the start of the regular season on August 26

 

2007:


• Filled in for the injured Trevor Pryce, appearing in all 16 games for the first time in his career while making a career-high 13 starts
• Set a personal-best with 41 tackles (30 solo)
• Hauled in first career interception vs. STL (10/14) along with four tackles… INT was one of Ravens’ franchise single-game record of five against the Rams
• Notched five tackles (three solo) and his first career sack at BUF (10/21)

 

2006:


• Played in eight games and one postseason contest, totaling seven solo tackles and one pass break-up

 

2005:


• Appeared in 12 games, registering 23 tackles (16 solo)
• Tied a career-high four tackles (three solo) in his first career start at DEN (12/11)

 

2004:


• Saw action in four games
• Made NFL debut at CLE (9/12), posting one solo tackle

 

COLLEGE: Two-time All-Pac 10 Conference selection at Oregon State, recording 159 tackles (88 solo) and 12.5 sacks… started 36 of 48 games for the Beavers, posting eight QB pressures, three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed… tabbed a co-captain as a senior… graduated in 2003 with a degree in Business Administration.

 

PERSONAL: Three-year starter on offense and defense at Columbus (Columbus, MT) High School… selected three years as All-Conference on offense and defense and a two-time All-State linebacker on defense and fullback as a senior… tabbed All-League tight end sophomore and junior campaigns… chosen to play in the Montana-North Dakota All-Star game and Montana East-West Shrine game… two-year starter in basketball, lettering three times while averaging 20 points per game as a junior and over 22 points per game as a senior with double-digit rebounds… tabbed 1st-team All-League and All-State pick those years… competed in track and field, placing third in the district in shot put and fourth in the discus… three-year Class president and member of the National Honor Society… earned a 3.7 GPA… participated in numerous community programs with the Ravens… supported high school students at an American Red Cross Blood Drive in 2005, participated in the fourth annual Big Ed’s Band Luau in 2006 benefiting former Raven Edwin Mulitalo’s charitable arm, Big Ed’s Band Foundation, helping to provide musical instruments to underprivileged schools and students… took part in the annual Gridiron Halloween party benefiting Goodwill Industries of the Chesapeake in October, 2006… visited William Winchester Elementary School in April of 2006 to speak with students about the importance of education… participated as an instructor in the Art Monk Football Camp, teaching youth the fundamentals of football in July, 2007… took part in Babe Ruth’s Birthday Bash in February of 2008 at Sports Legends Museum in downtown Baltimore… hosted a two-day camp for 300 Montana high school students in July of 2008… Dwan and his wife, Kelsey, have two daughters, Kaitlin and Ana Grace and a son, Dwan.

 

COMMUNITY:  Dwan supported the American Heart Association by teaming up with Greatbatch, Inc. and the entire Bills defense to bring the SACK Heart Disease Program to the 2010 season.  For every sack that the Bills defense recorded, Greatbatch donated money to the American Heart Association.  After the season had ended, Dwan and the CEO of Greatbatch presented the American Heart Association with a $15,000 check. 

He also participated in the Play 60 Fitness Party in December of 2010.  Over 300 children from the Buffalo Public Schools came to the Bills Fieldhouse to enjoy the fitness party.  Players in attendance discussed the importance of staying active for 60 minutes a day and assisted in running the football-themed fitness stations.

Dwan also supported his teammate Drayton Florence and the Drayton Florence Foundation by attending their Annual Holiday Shopping event.  Drayton adopted 29 children and took them shopping for gifts that were on their wish list.  Dwan and many other players came out to support Drayton and helped the children shop for gifts. 

Dwan also hosted his annual free Football Camp in his home state of Montana.

In addition, he supported the Buffalo Community in 2011 by participating in Hospitalized Veterans Day.  He participated in a press conference showing his support for the hospitalized veterans and then spent time talking with the veterans throughout the facility and thanking them for their service to our country.

 

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