79  Paul Edwards
Paul Edwards

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
McKenzie, TN

High School:
McKenzie HS

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 290

Position:
OL

Birthdate:
10/29/1986

Experience:
SQ


2009:


Played in two of 12 games on the offensive line at right guard...Made his career debut at right guard on the offensive line against UAB and participated in two offensive plays in the fourth quarter of a Memphis TD run...Logged four snaps at right guard in the final drive against Houston.

Signed with the Tigers in February 2005...Redshirted as a true freshman...Was the recipient of the Rex Dockery Memorial Scholarship at the 2006 Blue-Gray Game...Has continued to work with the offensive scout team as an offensive lineman in 2006, 2007 and 2008...Suffered a foot sprain in spring `08, which forced him to miss the final two weeks of practice.

Academic Highlights:


Graduated in May 2009 with a bachelor's degree in psychology...Named to U of M Dean's List five semesters...Named to Tiger 3.0 Club for eight semesters...Listed among Tiger Academic 30 in fall 2005 and spring 2006...Earned C-USA Academic Medals in 2005-06 and 2006-07...Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll in 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2008-09.

Prep:


Played for coach Wade Comer at McKenzie High...Totaled 42 pancake blocks and did not allow a sack all year as a senior...Only gave up one sack in four years...Blocked for a quarterback who threw for over 2,800 yards and a running back who rushed for over 1,000 yards...Selected to play in the Tennessee-Kentucky All-Star Game...Named to the all-region squad...Received academic award and "team-first" award from the team...Listed as a second-team all-state selection by the Associated Press...Listed as one of the top overall players in Tennessee by Prep Star Magazine...Was a three-year starter who led MHS to a pair of state semifinal appearances and a 36-15 record during his prep career.

Personal:


Paul Stephen Edwards is the son of Stephen and Dayna Edwards...Born October 29, 1986, in Gainesville, Ga....Traveled to Honduras in 2001 on a mission trip.
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