10
Ray Edwards
Ray Edwards

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Woodward

Height / Weight:
6-6 / 270

Position:
Defensive End



Career: Ranks 10th on Purdue career sacks list with 10.5.

2004: Semifinalist for Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by coaches and media ... started all 12 games ... shared team lead (with Rob Ninkovich) and ranked tied for second in Big Ten with 8.0 sacks ... 8.0 sacks rank tied for 11th on school season list ... tied for ninth in Big Ten with two forced fumbles ... second on team with 11.0 tackles for loss ... had 45 tackles (23 solo, 22 assists) with four pass breakups and one fumble recovered ... had career-high 2.5 tackles for loss vs. Syracuse on Sept. 5 ... finished with career-high five tackles (all assists) at Illinois on Sept. 25 ... recovered fumble to thwart comeback attempt by Fighting Illini with 34 seconds remaining in that game ... forced fumble at Notre Dame on Oct. 2 ... had career-high two pass breakups vs. Wisconsin on Oct. 16 ... equaled career high of five tackles on four other occasions -- at Notre Dame on Oct. 2, at Northwestern on Oct. 30, vs. Ohio State on Nov. 13 and vs. Arizona State in Sun Bowl on Dec. 31 ... had career high of 2.5 sacks in Notre Dame game ... forced fumble in Arizona State game.

2003: Named to Big Ten All-Freshman team by The Sporting News ... appeared in all 13 games as reserve ... primarily used in third-down passing situations ... had 10 tackles (7 solo, 3 assists), including 2.5 sacks, with one fumble recovered ... recorded first career sack vs. Penn State on Oct. 11 ... recovered fumble vs. Northwestern on Nov. 1 ... had sack vs. Iowa on Nov. 8 ... had season-high two tackles on three occasions -- at Wake Forest on Sept. 15, vs. Arizona on Sept. 22 and vs. Penn State.

High School: Ranked as No. 9 player in Ohio and No. 16 strongside defensive end nationally by Rivals.com ... rated as No. 24 player in Midwest by SuperPrep ... listed as No. 14 defensive end by Tom Lemming ... first team all-state and league Player of the Year as senior linebacker after recording 110 tackles, including 12 sacks, with seven forced fumbles and five pass breakups ... had 105 tackles, including 12 sacks, his junior season ... four-year starter ... also played tight end ... coach was Ed Jackson.

Personal: Given name is Raymond James Edwards Jr. ... born New Year's Day 1985 ...physical education major ... enjoys playing basketball and bowling.