Selected First Team All-Mountain West Conference (Coaches & Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. Edwards is the first UH player selected as special teams player of the year since placekicker Jason Elam won Western Athletic Conference honors in 1992.
Edwards led the country in kickoff return yardage with 1,215 - which also set a new MW single-season record - and ranked sixth nationally with a 30.4 average.
He was one of only four players nationally with at least three kickoff returns for touchdown. His three scores set new UH and MW single-season marks and he is the only player in MW history to record two 100-yard kick returns in a single season. Edwards also is the school's career kickoff return yardage leader (2,301) as well as kickoff touchdowns leader (3).
Named to Phil Steele's all-WAC second team as a kick-return specialist and third team as a defensive back...played in all 13 games and started 12 at cornerback...recorded 43 tackles including 1.5 for loss...also had 11 pass breakups and one interception...tied for seventh in the WAC and 55th nationally with 12 passes defended...averaged 24.7 yards on 44 kick returns, which ranked second in the WAC and 42nd nationally...had a long of 58 yards at Washington (Sept. 10)...had six tackles, three pass breakups and an interception at San Jose State (Oct. 14).
A 2009 graduate of Glenville High School in Cleveland, Ohio...a three-year letterwinner in football...helped team to three conference titles, one regional title and a state championship...one publication rated him as the 21st-best cornerback in the country and 21st overall prospect in the state of Ohio...also rated No. 36 cornerback nationally by ESPN...as a senior, named first team all-Ohio and all-district...named one of the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Top 40 high school football players...team MVP as a senior...accounted for 34 tackles and five interceptions.
A standout return specialist, who averaged 20 yards on punt returns and almost 33 yards on kick returns...also a track standout...helped team to two conference track titles.
Born in Cleveland, Ohio...majoring in sociology...has one brother and two sisters...has two sons...parents are Mike Edwards and Tameeka Edwards of Streetsboro, Ohio.
- 2013 Hawaii Pro Day: San Diego State and Hawaii held their pro days together in San Diego on March 19. Workouts were held outdoors on FieldTurf. All 32 NFL teams were present, including defensive back coaches from San Diego and tight end coaches from Cincinnati, Philadelphia and San Diego. Nine players from the 2012-2013 Hawaii team worked out as did a player from the 2011-2012 team.
Mike Edwards, CB (5-9 1/2, 186) - Edwards ran a 4.42-second 40-yard dash. which was considerably better than his time at the combine. He only ran the 40 once. He must have been saving his energy because he had an excellant positional workout. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
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