13 - Marcus Edwards
Marcus Edwards
Born: March 4, 1991
Height: 6-1
Weight: 225
Year: So.
Hometown: Alabaster, Ala.
High School: Thompson
Position: OLB
Major: General Curriculum

Marcus is a bandit who could also see playing time at the ram position...showed great promise as a Golden Eagle freshman in 2009...has excellent quickness and exhibits an explosive pass rushing ability...runs to the ball well...brings good strength to the field through hard work in the weight room...made a career of being around the football during his high school career and appears primed to continue that reputation during his college career...physical and aggressive player who will stand out on special teams in kick coverage.

AT TECH (In 2009): Played in nine games as a true freshman...finished the year with 17 total tackles...career-best game included four tackles at Jacksonville State...had a quarterback sack and three tackles against Southeast Missouri.

HIGH SCHOOL: Marcus finished his career at Thompson High School with 530 total tackles and 20 quarterback sacks...also forced 10 fumbles during his prep days...as a senior he was an All-Region selection and named the All-County Iron Man Award winner...chosen the Pat Patricks Player of the Week on his way to 211 total tackles and 10 quarterback sacks...also forced six fumbles, made three interceptions, blocked five field goals and one punt...lettered in four sports, including football, baseball, basketball and track & field.

PERSONAL: The son of Morris Edwards and Lisa Kirkland...birthdate is March 4,1991...full name is Marcus Jameal Edwards...enrolled in general curriculum.