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Mario Edwards Jr.
DE #97
Height:
6-3
Weight:
280
Age:
23
College:
Florida State
Hometown:
Denton, TX
Experience:
3

Quick Stats (2017):

TCKL
19
SCK
3.0
FF
0
INT
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Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 63 47 16 5.0 0 2 0 0 -- 0 0 3 0
2017 OAK 7 7 19 13 6 3.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2016 OAK 2 0 2 1 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2015 OAK 14 10 42 33 9 2.0 -- 2 -- -- -- -- -- 3 --
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
1 @TEN W 26-16 3 1 2 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2 NYJ W 45-20 3 2 1 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
3 @WAS L 10-27 1 1 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
4 @DEN L 10-16 3 3 0 1.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
5 BAL L 17-30 2 2 0 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
6 LAC L 16-17 6 4 2 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
7 KC W 31-30 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --

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TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Oakland Raiders in the second round (35th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, May 1, 2015.

CAREER: Talented defensive lineman enters his third season with the Silver and Black... Has appeared in 16 games with 10 starts, totaling 45 tackles (33 solo), two sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes defensed... Had his 2016 season significantly shortened by a hip injury suffered in the preseason, as he appeared in only two games... Played in 14 games with 10 starts as a rookie, recording 41 tackles (31), two sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes defensed.

2016: Played in two regular season games after being placed on the Reserve/Injured List due to a hip injury suffered in the preseason... Was activated to the roster on Dec. 23... Played in the regular season’s final two games, tallying four tackles (two solo) and started in his first career playoff game... (12/24) vs. Ind.: Served as a rotational player on the defensive line in his first action of the season and recorded two tackles (one)... (1/1/17) at Den.: Tallied two stops (one) in the regular season finale... Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Made his postseason debut, registering five tackles (four).

TRANSACTIONS: Selected by Oakland Raiders in the second round (35th overall) of the 2015 NFL Draft, May 1, 2015.

CAREER: Talented defensive lineman enters his third season with the Silver and Black... Has appeared in 16 games with 10 starts, totaling 45 tackles (33 solo), two sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes defensed... Had his 2016 season significantly shortened by a hip injury suffered in the preseason, as he appeared in only two games... Played in 14 games with 10 starts as a rookie, recording 41 tackles (31), two sacks, three forced fumbles and three passes defensed.

2016: Played in two regular season games after being placed on the Reserve/Injured List due to a hip injury suffered in the preseason... Was activated to the roster on Dec. 23... Played in the regular season’s final two games, tallying four tackles (two solo) and started in his first career playoff game... (12/24) vs. Ind.: Served as a rotational player on the defensive line in his first action of the season and recorded two tackles (one)... (1/1/17) at Den.: Tallied two stops (one) in the regular season finale... Postseason: (1/7/17) at Hou.: Made his postseason debut, registering five tackles (four).

2015: Played in 14 games with 10 starts in his rookie season that was cut short by injury... Started 10 straight games at both defensive end, defensive tackle and outside linebacker before suffering a season-ending neck injury in Week 15... Racked up 41 tackles (30 solo), two sacks two passes defensed and three forced fumbles... Placed on the Reserve/Injured List on Dec. 23... Named to Gil Brandt’s All-Rookie Team... (9/13) vs. Cin.: Made NFL debut, seeing limited time on defense... (10/4) at Chi.: Played significant snaps on defense, posting first career solo tackle... Credited with a forced fumble with a hit on TE Martellus Bennett in the first quarter... (10/11) vs. Den.: Made first career start at defensive tackle... Credited with six tackles (four) and shared first career sack... Got to QB Peyton Manning for a 4-yard loss on a fourth quarter drive... (10/25) at SD: Started second straight game... Credited with two solo tackles and one pass defensed... (11/1) vs. NYJ: Tallied five tackles (four)... (11/8) at Pit.: Recorded four tackles (three)... (11/15) vs. Min.: Recorded an outstanding all-around performance, leading the team with a season-high 11 tackles (eight)... Recorded his first full sack, dropping QB Teddy Bridgewater along the sideline for a 6-yard loss and forcing a fumble on a third-and-9 play in the first quarter... Earned Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week honors for his performance... (11/22) at Det.: Posted three tackles (two) and batted a pass... (11/29) at Ten.: Totaled three tackles (two)... (12/6) vs. KC: Shared a sack of QB Alex Smith for a 4-yard loss on the Chiefs’ opening drive of the game... Finished with one solo tackle... (12/13) at Den.: Poked the ball away from RB Ronnie Hillman on a second quarter swing pass, forcing a fumble and notching a tackle for a 5-yard loss... Batted a QB Brock Osweiler pass in the third quarter... Credited with four tackles (three)... (12/20) vs. GB: Assisted on a tackle before leaving the game with a neck injury in the first quarter.

COLLEGE: Played three years at Florida State... Appeared in 36 games with 26 starts, primarily at defensive end... Also saw action at defensive tackle, Jack linebacker and fullback in some jumbo goal-line packages... Totaled 89 tackles (52 solo), 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries... Started all 13 games as a junior, totaling 11 tackles for loss on the season... Named All-ACC First Team by the coaches and media... Also earned Sports Illustrated second-team All-American honors in 2014... Two-time ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week... Established career-high marks in tackles (44), passes defensed (five) and forced fumbles (two)... As a sophomore, started at right end for the nation’s third-ranked total defense (281.4 yards per game) and number one scoring defense (12.1 points per game)... Named one of the top defensive linemen in the conference by league coaches as a third-team All-ACC selection... Made 11 starts and appeared in 12 games as a sophomore, totaling 28 tackles (19)... Made two fumble recoveries, one returned for a TD, one forced fumble, 9.5 tackles for loss, 3.5 sacks and one INT... Had a monster performance in the BCS National Championship Game, totaling a career-high three tackles for loss including a sack... As a freshman, appeared in 11 games with two starts... Projected to redshirt in 2012, but was forced into action due to injury... Became the only true freshman to register a start for the Seminoles on defense... Entered the ACC Championship Game with seven tackles on the season, doubling that number in the game with seven tackles against the Yellow Jackets, including one for a loss.

PERSONAL: Attended two different high schools in Denton, Texas and was the near-consensus top rated prospect in the nation... Was a three-sport star athlete in football, baseball and track at Prosper High School, starting at defensive end for the state champion Eagles... Recorded 69 tackles and three sacks as a freshman on top of catching 17 passes for 361 yards and three TDs... Transferred to Billy Ryan High School for his junior and senior seasons... As a junior, recorded 127 tackles, 50 tackles for loss and 18 sacks, leading the school to a state runner-up finish... Named the Texas Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 2011... As a senior, recorded 72 tackles and 11 sacks... Named the USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year... Earned All-American honors from USA Today, Parade, Sports Illustrated (second team) and ESPN... One of just four players given a perfect 100 rating by 247Sports, being named their 2012 Defensive Player of the Year... Listed as No. 1 prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports... Rivals.com listed him at No. 3 nationally... Also competed as a shot putter in his final two years of high school, recording a top throw of 15.08 meters, finishing first in the 2012 Richardson Invitational... His father, Mario Edwards, was also a former FSU star and played five NFL seasons as a cornerback, four with the Dallas Cowboys (2000-03) and one with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004).

SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: TACKLES: Total – 11, 11/15/15 vs. Min. Solo – 8, 11/15/15 vs. Min. Sacks – 1, 11/15/15 vs. Min. Passes defensed – 1, three times; last: 12/13/15 at Den. Forced fumbles – 1, three times; last: 12/13/15 at Den.

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