Donnie Edwards

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Donnie Edwards
Donnie Edwards Kuwait.jpg
Donnie Edwards at the Expeditionary Medical Force hospital in Kuwait.
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-04-06) April 6, 1973 (age 41)
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 225 lb (102 kg)
Career information
College: UCLA
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 98
Debuted in 1996 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Last played in 2009 for the Kansas City Chiefs
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Tackles 1,000
Quarterback sacks 23.5
Interceptions 28
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Donnie Edwards (born April 6, 1973) is a former American football linebacker who played fourteen seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Edwards, who is of Mexican-American descent and Native American, played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).[1] He was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the fourth round of the 1996 NFL Draft, and also played for the San Diego Chargers.

College career[edit]

At UCLA, Donnie Edwards left school ranked third in tackles for losses in school history with 38, and fifth in sacks in the school's history, with 22.5 sacks. He also tied the school record for sacks in a game with 4.5 sacks versus Southern Methodist University, and ranks second in school history for sacks in a single season, with 12.5 sacks. Following his junior year, he won third team All-America honors. He also played baseball as a junior at first base and third base. Donnie is also a member of the Alpha Rho chapter of Zeta Beta Tau fraternity at UCLA.

Professional career[edit]

First stint with Chiefs[edit]

Edwards was drafted in the 4th round (98th overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Kansas City Chiefs.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

After leading the Chiefs in tackles for four seasons, he signed as a free agent with the Chargers. His first season with the squad, he made the 2003 Pro Bowl as an alternate. He was a starter for the Chargers since the time joined the team. He averaged 154 tackles from 2003–2005, and has made at least 100 tackles from 1997-2005.

After recording half a sack against the Kansas City Chiefs in a week 7 game of the 2006 season, Donnie Edwards became the 9th player in NFL history to become part of the 20/20 Club. He currently has 23.5 sacks and 28 interceptions. Edwards needs nine more interceptions to tie for the NFL record for most interceptions by a linebacker and ten to lead.

At the conclusion of the 2006 NFL season, Edwards' contract was allowed to expire, making him a free agent.

Second stint with Chiefs[edit]

On March 10, 2007 Edwards re-signed with the Kansas City Chiefs after his five-year stint with the San Diego Chargers.

Edwards was released by the Chiefs on February 24, 2009.[2]


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