COLLEGE: Played three years at Florida State from 2012-14; appeared in 36 games with 26 starts, primarily at defensive end. Totaled 89 tackles, 23 tackles for loss, eight sacks, seven passes defensed, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in his collegiate career. Started all 13 games as a junior, totaling three sacks and 11 tackles for loss helping Florida State win the National Championship. Named All-ACC first team (2014) by the coaches and media and earned Sports Illustrated second-team All-American in 2014.
PERSONAL: Attended two different high schools in Denton, Texas and was the near-consensus top rated prospect in the nation. Was a three-sport star athlete in football, baseball and track at Prosper High School, starting at defensive end for the state champion Eagles. Named the Texas Class 4A Defensive Player of the Year by the Associated Press in 2011, and the USA Today High School Defensive Player of the Year. One of just four players given a perfect 100 rating by 247Sports, being named their 2012 Defensive Player of the Year. Listed as the No. 1 prospect by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports and No. 3 by Rivals.com. His father, Mario Edwards Sr., was also a former Florida State player and played five seasons in the NFL at cornerback with the Dallas Cowboys (2000-03) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004).