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#89 Lavar Edwards
Position: Defensive End
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 258 lbs.
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Gretna, La.
High School: Desire Street Academy
Major: General Studies
Born: 04/29/1990
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Lavar Edwards Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 01/14/2013

Fifth-Round 2013 NFL Draft Pick (Tennessee Titans) - No. 142 Overall

CAREER
Key member of LSU's defensive line for four years ... Played in 52 games with 15 starts, including seven as a sophomore in 2010 and six as a senior in 2012 ... Finished career with 96 tackles, 20.0 tackles for loss and 10.5 sacks ... Scored two touchdowns during his career - one coming on a 29 yards fumble return vs. Louisiana-Monroe in 2010 and the other coming on a 23-yard interception return vs. Idaho in 2012 ... Invited to the 2013 Senior Bowl following his senior seasons with the Tigers.

SENIOR SEASON (2012)
Played in 13 games with six starts ... Tallied 26 tackles, 7.0 tackles for loss and 4.5 sacks ... Added three QB hurries and returned an interception 23 yards for a TD in win over Idaho ... Had career-best seven tackles to go with 1.5 sacks totaling 10 yards in losses in win over Towson ... Had four tackles and a sack for a 7-yard loss in win over Ole Miss on Senior Day ... Other sacks came vs. Washington and Florida ...
Started season-opener vs. North Texas and had a tackle for a 9-yard loss ... Played at either defensive end position ... Other starts came vs. Idaho, Auburn, Towson, Mississippi State, and Ole Miss.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)
Served as a backup at defensive end, playing in all 14 games with one start against Auburn ... Recorded 26 tackles on the year with 4.5 tackles for a loss of 16 yards, one sack and two quarterback hurries ... Picked up his first sack of the season against Georgia in the SEC Championship Game ... Earned a season-high four tackles, including one TFL, at Ole Miss ... Recovered a fumble at West Virginia that led to a touchdown in the fourth quarter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)
Played in 13 games with seven starts after the loss of Sam Montgomery to a season-ending injury ... Finished the season with 21 tackles, four tackles for loss,  2.5 sacks, one interception, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery ... Closed the regular season with a great effort at Arkansas where he had four tackles, one sack, one TFL and one forced fumble ... Had an outstanding game versus Ole Miss when he tallied four tackles, 1.5 TFLs and picked off a pass and returned it 17 yards ... Did not record any tackles but recovered a fumble against ULM and rumbled 29 yards for a touchdown ... Made his first start of the season versus Tennessee and recorded one sack for a 7-yard loss and a pass breakup.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)
Emerged as key backup at defensive end ... Played in 12 games with one start ... Racked up 23 tackles on the year - 4.5 for a loss of 21 yards - and had 2.5 sacks to his credit ... Started in place of Rahim Alem at right defensive end against Louisiana Tech and responded with three tackles, a career-best two tackles for loss and one sack in the win over the Bulldogs ... Had a half sack for a 1-yard loss against Arkansas ... Other sack came against Vanderbilt and it went for a 9-yard loss ... Also forced a fumble against Vanderbilt ... Set a career-high with five tackles against top-ranked Florida ... Saw his first career action as a Tiger at Washington where he made one solo tackle.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008)
Redshirted as a true freshman in 2008.

HIGH SCHOOL
Outstanding defensive line prospect that excelled on both sides of the ball in high school ... Ranked among the top 40 players in Louisiana by Rivals.com ... Named to the Baton Rouge Advocate's Super Dozen ... As a fullback in high school, rushed for over 850 yards and had 10 touchdowns as a junior ... Had 12 touchdown catches as a tight end during his senior season ... Coached by Mickey Joseph.

PERSONAL
Full name is Lavar M. Edwards ... Parents are Leonard Edwards and Cindy Allen ... Born on March 29, 1990 ... Majoring in general studies.

CAREER HIGHS 
Total tackles: 7 vs. Towson, 2012
Tackles for loss: 2 vs. Louisiana Tech, 2009
Sacks: 1.5 vs. Towson, 2012
Interceptions: 1, twice (Last: vs. Idaho, 2012; First: vs. Ole Miss, 2010)

EDWARDS' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS

Year
G-GS
UT
AT
TT
TFL
Sacks

PBU

QBH

INT

FF

FR

2009

12-1

9

14

23

4.5-21

2.5-16

2

1

0-0

1

0

2010

13-7
9
12
21
4.0-23
2.5-18

1

0

1-17

1

1-29
2011

14-1

9

17

26

4.5-16

1.0-5

2

2

0-0

0

1-0

2012

13-6

14

12

26

7.0-46

4.5-31

0

3

1-23

0

0

Totals

52-15
41
55
96
20.0-106
10.5-70

5

6

2-40

2

2-29
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