Dwan Edwards

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Dwan Edwards
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Edwards with the Bills.
No. 92     Carolina Panthers
Defensive Tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1981-05-16) May 16, 1981 (age 33)
Place of birth: Billings, Montana
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 302 lb (137 kg)
Career information
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2004 / Round: 2 / Pick: 51
Debuted in 2004 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2014
Tackles 340
Sacks 18.5
Forced Fumbles 3
Stats at NFL.com

Dwan Sedaine Edwards (born May 16, 1981) is an American football defensive tackle for the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Oregon State.

Early years[edit]

Edwards attended Columbus High School in Columbus, Montana. He lettered in football, basketball, and track and field, and also served as the senior class president. In football, he was a three-year starter, was a three time All-Conference honoree on both, offense and defense. In track and field, he placed third in the shot put and fourth in the discus at the District Finals.

College career[edit]

Edwards attended Oregon State University. He was a two-time All-Pacific-10 Conference selection, and finished his career with 12.5 sacks, 159 tackles (30 for a loss), three fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles, and three pass deflections. He graduated in 2003 with a degree in business administration.

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Edwards was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the second round (51st overall) in the 2004 NFL Draft. In his rookie season, he played in four games at defensive tackle and finished the season with four tackles. He made his NFL debut in the opening game of the season on September 12 at the Cleveland Browns. The following season saw Edwards get more playing time with 12 games. This was reflected in his tackle count for the season which was a career-high 38. In 2006, he saw action in eight games and finished the campaign with 12 tackles. He was hurt in the Preseason of 2008, and was forced to undergo season ending surgery. Dwan underwent a spinal fusion of the C3 and C4 vertebrae. The surgeon replaced one of his discs with a cadaver's. His contract was up in 2008 and he had to consider whether to stay or go. With little leverage after surgery, he signed a one-year deal. He became a starter in week 6 of 2009.

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On March 16, 2010, Edwards signed with the Buffalo Bills.[1] With the team, he recorded 3.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and an interception in 2010, which Edwards returned eight yards.

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On September 2, 2012, Edwards signed with the Carolina Panthers. At the conclusion of the 2012 season, he had recorded 6 sacks, a career-high. On September 20, 2014, Edwards was fined $8,268 for a late hit on quarterback Matthew Stafford during Week 2 against the Detroit Lions.


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