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 42   Antuan Edwards   S
  Height: 6-1   Weight: 210
  Year: 7   Yrs/Pat: 1
  Acquired: UFA(STL)-05
  School: Clemson
  Born: May 26, 1977  Starkville  MS

Personal

Antuan Edwards was born on May 26, 1977 in Starkville, Miss. A twin himself (brother, Antwin), Antuan also has twins, a boy, Tiyé, and a girl, Tyrese ... Was an All- America pick as a safety his senior season at Starkville (Miss.) High School ... Lettered three seasons in football, where he began his career as a quarterback and wide receiver before moving to the defensive backfield for his final two seasons ... Also played some running back ... Participated in track as well, where he competed in the 100-, 200-, and 400-meter dashes, and on the 4x100 meter relay team, which won the Mississippi state championship his senior year ... Has given his time to several off-field philanthropies throughout his career, including Make-A-Wish Children's Hospital of Wisconsin and Bornemann's Nursing Home in Green Bay ... Donated money to Mt. Pelier Missionary Baptist Church in his hometown of Starkville as part of its effort to build a new church ... Enjoys golf, billiards, watching movies and reading in spare time ... Majored in sports marketing at Clemson.

Career Transactions

Antuan Edwards was signed by the Patriots as an unrestricted free agent on June 6, 2005 ... Originally drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the first round (25th overall) of the 1999 NFL Draft ... Signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Miami Dolphins (04/12/04)... Waived by the Dolphins (11/10/04) ... Claimed off waivers by the St. Louis Rams (11/11/04).

Career Highlights

Edwards set multiple career highs, recording personal bests with 13 starts, 65 tackles and 10 passes defensed while splitting time with the Miami Dolphins and the St. Louis Rams in 2004.

In 2003, Edwards started all 10 games in which he appeared for the Packers, including nine at strong safety and one at free safety. He amassed 50 total tackles, a sack, an interception and six passes defensed.

Edwards played in all 16 games, including one start, in his rookie season. He tallied 30 total tackles, a careerhigh four interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and six passes defensed

Edwards recorded his first career NFL interception against Minnesota on Sept. 26, 1999. He picked off a Randall Cunningham pass and returned it 26 yards for a score.

2004 Season

2004 (14/13, 2/2 - Miami/St. Louis): Split time with Miami and St. Louis and saw action in 14 games with 13 starts ... Recorded career-highs with 65 tackles (47 solo) and 10 passes defensed ... Started all eights games in which he appeared for the Dolphins ... Notched 36 tackles (24 solo), a sack, a forced fumble and six passes defensed with Miami. Cincinnati (9/19): Led the defensive backs with nine tackles, including a sack and two passes defensed. Buffalo (10/17): Tied a career-high with 10 tackles. Arizona (12/19): Led the team with 10 tackles (6 solo) and one pass defensed. Seattle (1/8): Started at safety and made four tackles (3 solo) and one pass defensed in the wild card playoff victory. Atlanta (1/15): Finished second on the team with 10 tackles (7 solo) and one pass defensed in the divisional playoff.

2003 Season

2003 (10/10 - Green Bay): Started all 10 games in which he played for the Packers, including nine at strong safety and one at free safety ... Amassed 50 tackles (42 solo), a sack, an interception and six passes defensed ... After making each of his first nine starts of the year at strong safety, moved to free safety for Thanksgiving Day game at Detroit (11/27) ... Was placed on injured reserve on December 6, causing him to miss each of the final four regular season games and both of the Packers' playoff contests. Minnesota (11/2): Tallied a season- best nine tackles. San Francisco (11/23): Turned in his top performance of the year in a 20-10 win over the 49ers ... Dropped Terrell Owens for a four-yard loss on a reverse on a third-down play midway through the third quarter ... Sacked Tim Rattay on third down on the following series ... Intercepted a Rattay pass at the Packers' 43 with 6:14 to play, preserving Green Bay's victory.

2002 Season

2002 (12/4, 1/0 - Green Bay): Started four of the 12 games in which he played at strong safety ... Posted 39 tackles (25 solo), a sack, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble ... Contributed six stops on special teams. Atlanta (9/8): Recorded a career-high 10 tackles in season- opening win, including a forced fumble and a sack of Falcons signal caller Michael Vick. New Orleans (9/15): Collected nine stops against the Saints. Detroit (9/22): Sustained a fractured right forearm and was inactive for each of the next four games. Miami (11/4): Returned to action in a reserve role in the Monday night game and tallied three tackles. Chicago (12/1): Recovered a Dez White fumble that led to a Packers' touchdown in 30-20 win. Atlanta (1/4): Saw action in a reserve role in first round playoff game and came up with two tackles.

2001 Season

2001 (3/0 - Green Bay): Saw action in just three games, all in a reserve role ... Notched two solo tackles and a pass defensed, while adding three stops on special teams. Carolina (9/30): Recovered a fumble on the opening kickoff of the second half, leading to a Packers' touchdown in Green Bay's 28-7 win ... Sustained a knee injury while on punt coverage ... Was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 3, 2001.

2000 Season

2000 (13/3 - Green Bay): Started three of the 13 games in which he played, all at left cornerback ... Registered 25 tackles (21 solo), two interceptions and nine passes defensed ... Added five stops on special teams ... Was inactive for four contests. Tampa Bay (11/12): Collected his first interception of the year when he picked off a Shaun King pass, which led to a field goal. Detroit (12/10): Started at left cornerback and picked off a Charlie Batch pass in the fourth quarter that led to a field goal in the Packers' 26-13 victory.

1999 Season

1999 (16/1 - Green Bay): Played in all 16 games, including one start ... Tallied 30 tackles (26 solo), a careerhigh four interceptions, including one for a touchdown, and six passes defensed ... Recorded six special teams stops while also returning 10 punts for a 9.0-yard average with a long of 45 ... Labeled an all-rookie selection as a safety by College & Pro Football Newsweekly. Minnesota (9/26): Grabbed his first NFL interception when he picked off a Randall Cunningham pass and returned it 26 yards for a score to give the Packers a 10-7 lead in the second quarter ... Snared another interception later in the game as Green Bay garnered a 23-20 victory. San Diego (10/24): Intercepted a Jim Harbaugh pass in the 31-3 win. Chicago (11/7): Collected his fourth interception of the year when he picked off a Jim Miller pass. Carolina (12/12): Tallied a season-high seven tackles.

College

Edwards was a four-year letterman at Clemson (1995- 98) ... Started 33 of the 45 games in which he appeared during his career ... Posted 219 tackles, eight interceptions, 35 passes defensed and two fumble recoveries for the Tigers ... Returned 12 punts for a 13.1-yard average and 30 kickoffs for a 23.8-yard average ... As a senior, was a first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as well as a finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation's top defensive back ... Was a second-team All-ACC pick as a junior when he played both free safety and cornerback.

Extra Points

In 2003, Antuan started a foundation that benefits lung disease research in honor of his mother, Geraldine Zuber Edwards, who passed away from the disease in 1998.

A twin himself (brother, Antwin), Antuan also has twins, a boy, Tiyé, and a girl, Tyrese