Shannon Edwards
Shannon  Edwards


Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Ridgeview HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 189



Last updated on Dec. 17, 2015

2015 (Senior): Played in 10 games, missing two due to injury … made eight starts at strong safety … was fifth on the team with 52 tackles … had one sack in the San Jose State game when he also set a new career-high with nine tackles in the contest … intercepted the first pass of his career at No. 14 Ole Miss, which he returned 56 yards for a touchdown … that tied for the longest interception return for a TD by any Bulldog in the last seven years … had four games with eight or more tackles and all of those efforts came in road games.

2014 (Junior): Played in 13 games, making three consecutive starts at free safety from weeks 2-4 ... finished the year with 27 tackles, one tackle for a loss, two fumble recoveries and three pass breakups ... had a career-high seven tackles against No. 21 Nebraska on Sept. 15 ... also had five tackles at UNLV ... recovered fumbles against Wyoming and at Nevada.

2013 (Sophomore): Played in all 13 games ... served on the special teams unit and as the defense's nickel back ... registered 13 tackles with nine solo stops ... posted a season-high three tackles in the season opener against Rutgers ... had two tackles in three other games, including each of the last two games of the season ... recorded a pass break up in the Mountain West Championship game versus Utah State.

2012 (Freshman): Played in 12-of-13 games during his true freshman season ... recorded 11 tackles, 1.0 tackles for a loss, one sack and one forced fumble ... moved into the role as the nickel back towards the end of the season ... had a season-high four tackles against Hawai'i, Nov. 3 ... had a sack and forced fumble in the win over Colorado, Sept. 15.

High School: Named first-team All-Area by the Bakersfield Californian as a wide receiver after senior season ... 2011 first-team South Yosemite League selection as a wide receiver ... caught 32 passes as a senior and led the area with 860 yards receiving and eight touchdowns ... also rushed for six touchdowns in 2011 and had three more scores on returns ... as a junior he was named to the all-league team as a cornerback after recording 45 tackles and one interception ... had 18 receptions for 370 yards and two touchdowns in 2010 ... was named the Overall MVP at the National Underclassmen Los Angeles Combine after his junior year.

Personal: Born in Bakersfield, Calif. ... son of Denise and Shannon, Sr., Edwards ... has two younger brothers, Cristian and Nicholas, and one younger sister, Hailee ... major is criminology-law enforcement at Fresno State.

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