19  Lavaris Edwards
Lavaris Edwards

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, FL

High School:
Bay Point Schools

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200

Position:
DB

Experience:
3L


11/17/2011

Memphis Falls 23-22 in Final Home Game

Frank Trotter led a Tiger defense that forced six turnovers and recovered four fumbles

11/17/2011

Postgame Notes

11/12/2011

Postgame Notes

11/10/2011

Tigers Host Blazers In Battle For The Bones Showdown

C-USA rivalry matchup slated for a 3:15 p.m. kick on CSS.

11/09/2011

Fan Information For Memphis Vs. UAB Football Game Saturday

11/17/2011

Memphis vs. Marshall

Memphis vs. Marshall at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium on Nov. 17, 2011.

2010:


Struggled with nagging injuries and played in six games in 2010...Saw action on defense as well as on special teams...Made his first career start in the secondary against Southern Miss...Credited with two solo tackles and a pass breakup against the Golden Eagles...Registered a solo tackle in the season finale versus UCF.

Academic Highlights:


Was a member of the Tiger 3.0 Club for the fall 2010 semester.

2009:


Played in seven of 12 games on special teams and in the Tiger secondary...Finished tied for third on the team in pass breakups with five, and in passes defended with six...Had a pass breakup in four of his seven games played...Totaled 11 tackles with four solo stops and one interception...Made his first appearance of the season on special teams against UCF...Logged a career-high three tackles with two pass breakups against UTEP...First breakup came on third down in the second quarter to force a punt...Made two tackles against Southern Miss...Had three tackles against East Carolina with a pass breakup...Registered one assisted tackle against Tennessee with an interception and a pass breakup...Recorded his first career interception on a pick off Vols quarterback Nick Stephens at the Memphis five-yard line...Pass breakup against Tennessee came on third down to force a punt...Did not play against UAB...Made one assisted tackle against Houston...Credited with an assisted tackle and a pass breakup against Tulsa.

2008:


Played in eight of 13 games on special teams and in the defensive secondary...One of just eight Tiger true freshmen to see action in 2008...Made his collegiate debut against Rice...Saw action in the Tiger secondary versus Tulane, and recorded a pass breakup on third down in the fourth quarter to force a punt...Played in the St. Petersburg Bowl against USF, but was not credited with a tackle.

Prep:


Signed with the Tigers in May...Lettered four seasons for coach Don Chaney at Bay Point Schools in Miami...Played both wide receiver and defensive back...Helped his squad to a 6-4 record in 2007...Named all-county as a senior...Also lettered in track and was the 100- and 200-meter champion.

Personal:


Lavaris Edwards is the son of Don Chaney...Born December 22, 1987, in Miami, Fla.

Edwards' Career Defensive Statistics
YR G/S UT AT TOT PD FR FF TFL SK INT
2008 8/0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
2009 7/0 4 7 11 6 0 0 0-0 0-0 1-1
2010 6/1 3 0 3 1 0 0 0-0 0-0 0-0
TOTAL 21/1 7 7 14 8 0 0 0-0 0-0 1-1

Edwards' Career Highs
Tackles 3 (2 games, last vs. ECU 2009)
Solo Tackles 2 (2x, last vs. USM 2010)
Assisted Tackles 2 (vs. East Carolina 2009)
Pass Breakups 2 (vs. UTEP 2009)
Interceptions 1 (at Tennessee 2009)

Edwards' Game-By Game
Defense Opponent UT AT TT TFL SK FF PBU INT
9/6/09 Ole Miss -DNP-
9/12/09 MTSU -DNP-
9/19/09 UT Martin -DNP-
9/26/09 Marshall -DNP-
10/3/09 UCF 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/10/09 UTEP 2 1 3 0-0 0-0 0 2 0-0
10/17/09 Southern Miss 1 1 2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
10/27/09 East Carolina 1 2 3 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
11/7/09 Tennessee 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1-1
11/14/09 UAB -DNP-
11/21/09 Houston 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/09 Tulsa 0 1 1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0

9/4/10 Miss. State 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/11/10 East Carolina 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/18/10 MTSU 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
9/25/10 UTEP -DNP-
10/2/10 Tulsa -DNP-
10/9/10 Louisville -DNP-
10/16/10* Southern Miss 2 0 2 0-0 0-0 0 1 0-0
10/30/10 Houston -DNP-
11/6/10 Tennessee -DNP-
11/13/10 Marshall -DNP-
11/20/10 UAB 0 0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0
11/27/10 UCF 1 0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0-0

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