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|Date of birth:||December 26, 1979|
|Place of birth:||Atlanta,Georgia|
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||265 lb (120 kg)|
|High school:||East Point (GA) Tri-Cities|
|NFL draft:||2002 / Round: 2 / Pick: 35|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
Kalimba Edwards (born December 26, 1979) is a former American football defensive end. He was originally drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at South Carolina.
Edwards has also played for the Oakland Raiders.
Edwards played college football at South Carolina. During his sophomore year he started every game at defensive end, recording 64 tackles and five sacks, earning an All-American selection. During his junior year he moved to linebacker and finished third on the team in tackles with 74 and tied for the lead in sacks with seven. He also earned All-American third-team selection by the Associated Press and was a consensus All-Southeastern Conference first-team choice. During his senior year he played both linebacker and defensive end and was a semifinalist for both the Lombardi Trophy and Butkus Award after finishing the season with 79 tackles and 3.5 sacks. He also earned an All-SEC first-team selection during his senior year.
Edwards was drafted by the Detroit Lions in the second round of the 2002 NFL Draft. During his rookie year he played in all 16 games and led the team in sacks with 6.5. In 2005 he led the Lions in sacks for the second time with seven. The Lions released him on March 13, 2008. He finished his career with the Lions with 160 tackles and 26 sacks.
On March 28, 2008 Edwards was signed by the Oakland Raiders to a two-year, $5 million contract.
On February 20, 2009, Edwards was released by the Raiders. He finished his only season with the team starting 11 of 14 games, recording 48 tackles and five sacks.