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A.J. Edds

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greenwood, IN

High School:
Greenwood Community HS

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 244

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
09/18/1987

Hawk-Item - - Ranks 43rd in career tackles with 226 . . . tied for second in league games only in pass interceptions (.5) and tied for fourth for all games (.38), along with tying for 32nd nationally . . . one of three seniors named to 2009 Leadership Group . . . one of four juniors named to 2008 Leadership Group . . . one of three sophomores named to 2007 Leadership Group . . . one of three true freshmen to see action in 2006 . . . moved from tight end to linebacker during pre-season practice in 2006.

2009 Honors - - Honorable mention all-College Football Insiders . . . Forest Evashevski Scholastic Achievement Award . . . Permanent Team Captain . . . Win During the Week Award, Defense . . . second team all-Big Ten by league coaches . . . second team all-Big Ten by Phil Steele's College Football . . . academic all-Big Ten for third year . . . selected to participate in Senior Bowl.

2009 Pre-season Honors - - Named to pre-season Watch List for Butkus Award . . . pre-season second team all-Big Ten by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele's College Football.

2009 - - Ranked fourth in the team with 78 tackles, including 25 solo stops and 53 assists . . . second on team with five interceptions, whilc also collecting 4.5 tackles for loss and four pass break-ups . . . started at outside linebacker in 17-16 win over Northern Iowa . . . recorded nine assisted tackles vs UNI, including two assists for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker in 35-3 win at Iowa State as defense collected six turnovers . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assists vs. ISU . . . started at outside linebacker in 27-17 win over Arizona as defense allowed just 105 passing yards and 253 yards total offense . . . recorded three assisted tackles vs. Arizona, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in 21-10 win at Penn State . . . recorded six tackles at PSU and had first interception of the season in final four minutes . . . started at outside linbacker in 24-21 win over Arkansas State as defense allowed just 80 net rushing yards . . . recorded five assisted tackles and one pass break-up vs. ASU . . . started at outside linebacker in 30-28 win over Michigan . . . recorded nine tackles vs. Wolverines, including two solo stops, a shared tackle for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker in 20-10 win at Wisconsin at defense allowed just 87 rushing yards and 243 yards total offense . . . recorded seven tackles and a pass interception at Wisconsin, including three solo stops and an assisted QB sack . . . fourth period interception was his second of the season . . . started at outside linebacker in 15-13 win at Michigan State as defense allowed just 85 net rushing yards . . . recorded three tackles at MSU, including one tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in 42-24 win over Indiana as defense allowed just 79 net rushing yards overall and just three points in the second half . . . recorded four assisted tackles, including one tackle for loss vs. Hoosiers . . . also had one pass interception in fourth quarter . . . his pass break-up late in third period led to 86-yard interception return to cut Iowa deficit at the time to 21-14 . . . started at outside linebacker in 17-10 loss to Northwestern as defense allowed just 10 points and 239 yards total offense . . . recorded four tackles vs. Wildcats to surpass 200 career stops . . . started at outside linebacker in 27-24 overtime loss at Ohio State . . . collected 10 tackles vs. OSU, including a career-best seven solo tackles . . . started at outside linebacker in 12-0 win over Minnesota as defense allowed just 48 rushing yards and 201 yards total offense . . . recorded three solo tackles and five assists vs. Gophers . . . had second period interception and 14 yard return that led to Iowa's only touchdown . . . started at outside linebacker in 24-14 Orange Bowl win over Georgia Tech as defense allowed just 155 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles and one assisted tackle . . . fourth quarter pass interception and 13 yard return help Hawkeyes protect 17-14 lead and eventually led to game-clinching touchdown.

2008 Honors - - Honorable mention all-Big Ten by league coaches and media . . . academic all-Big Ten . . . Coaches Appreciation Award, defense . . . 2008 - - Recorded 59 tackles, including 18 solo tackles and 41 assists, along with one interception and two fumble recoveries . . . listed as first team outside linebacker following spring practice . . . started at outside linebacker in 46-3 opening win over Maine as defense allowed just 83 passing yards and 220 yards total offense . . . recorded seven tackles vs. Maine, with three solo stops . . . also had a tackle in the endzone for a safety and QB sack, while recording two tackles for loss and one pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker in 42-0 win over Florida International as defense allowed just 56 rushing yards and 218 yards total offense . . . recorded two assisted tackles and one pass interception and 38 yard return vs. FIU . . . started at outside linebacker in 17-5 win over Iowa State as defense allowed just 73 rushing yards . . . recorded 10 assisted tackles vs. ISU, including a shared tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in 21-20 loss at Pittsbrugh, recording one assisted tackle, one pass break-up and one QB pressure . . . started at outside linebacker in 22-17 loss to Northwestern, recording one solo tackle and one assisted tackle . . . started at outside linebacker in 16-13 loss at Michigan State as defense held second leading rusher in the nation to 91 net rushing yards . . .recorded four asssisted tackles at MSU . . . started at outside linebacker in 45-9 win at Indiana as defense allowed just 95 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . recorded four solo tackles and a caused fumble, which led to an Iowa touchdown, vs. the Hoosiers . . . started at outside linebacker in 38-16 win over Wisconsin . . . recorded six tackles vs. the Badgers, including two solo stops and four assists, along with one QB sack and a pass break-up . . . started at outside linebacker in 27-24 loss at Illinois as defense allowed just 60 net rushing yards . . . recorded four solo tackles, one assisted tackle and one pass break-up at Illinois . . . started at outside linebacker in 24-23 win over third-ranked Penn State as defense allowed just 289 yards total offense . . . matched career-best with 11 tackles vs. Penn State, including two solo stops and nine assists . . . also had one tackle for loss vs. Nittany Lions . . . started at outside linebacker in 22-17 win over Purdue as defense allowed just 86 net rushing yards . . . recorded five assisted tackles and one pass break-up vs. Purdue . . . started at outside linebacker in 55-0 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle as defense allowed just seven rushing yards and 134 yards total offense in posting second shutout of the season . . . started at outside linebacker in 31-10 Outback Bowl win over South Carolina as defense allowed just 43 net rushing yards . . . had one solo tackle and two fumble recoveries vs. South Carolina.

2007 Honors - - Academic all-Big Ten . . . 2007 - - listed as first team outside linebacker following spring practice . . . started at outside linebacker in opening win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 21 rushing yards and 235 yards total offense . . . recorded two solo tackles and five assists vs. Northern Illinois . . . started at outside linebacker in win over Syracuse as defense allowed just 24 rushing yards and 103 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and one assist, including a shared tackle for loss, vs. Syracuse . . . started at outside linebacker in loss at Iowa State, recording eight tackles, including five solo stops . . . started at outside linebacker in loss at Wisconsin . . . recorded seven tackles at Wisconsin, including four solo stops . . . recorded first career pass interception at Wisconsin, which led to first Iowa points in the game . . . also caused a fumble at Wisconsin near the Iowa goalline, but that was nullified by an inadvertent whistle . . . started at outside linebacker in loss to Indiana . . . recorded five tackles vs. Indiana, including four assists and one tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in loss at Penn State, recording three solo tackles and one assist . . . started at outside linebacker in win over 18th-ranked Illinois, as defense allowed top rushing team in the league to 137 net rushing yards and 287 yards total offense . . . recorded eight tackles vs. Illinois, including seven assists and a tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in loss at Purdue, recording three solo tackles and one assist before leaving game in third quarter due to injury . . . started at outside linebacker in double OT win over Michigan State, recording nine tackles, including eight assists . . . also had a shared tackle for loss and recovered an MSU fumble for the only turnover in the game . . . started at outside linebacker in win at Northwestern as defense allowed just three points, seven rushing yards and 124 yards total offense in the second half . . . recorded five tackles vs. Northwestern, including one tackle for loss, and had three pass break-ups . . . started at outside linebacker in win over Minnesota . . . recorded a career-best 11 tackles vs. Minnesota, including nine assists and a shared tackle for loss . . . started at outside linebacker in loss to Western Michigan, recording five solo tackles and five assists.

2006 Honors - - Selected to first team all-Big Ten Freshman team by The Sporting News . . . selected to honorable mention Freshman all-America team by The Sporting News... 2006 - - Saw first action of career in opening win over Montana as defense allowed just 144 yards total offense . . . had no statistics vs. Montana . . . did not see action in win at Syracuse . . . did not see action in win over Iowa State . . . did not see action in win at Illinois . . . did not see action in loss to top-ranked Ohio State . . . started at outside linebacker in win over Purdue . . . recorded two solo tackles and three assisted tackles vs. Purdue . . . saw action in loss at Indiana, but recorded no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Michigan, recording one solo tackle . . . saw action in win over Northern Illinois as defense allowed just 196 yards total offense . . . recorded one solo tackle and two assists vs. Northern Illinois, along with first caused fumble of his career, which was recovered by Iowa . . . saw action in loss to Northwestern, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss to Wisconsin, but had no statistics . . . saw action in loss at Minnesota, but had no statistics . . . saw action vs. Texas in Alamo Bowl, but had no statistics.

High school honors - - PrepStar all-American . . . honorable mention Street & Smith all-American . . . all-Johnson County Player of the Year as a senior . . . finalist for Indiana's Mr. Football . . . nominated for US Army All-American game . . . two-time Indianapolis Star Super Team and South Team . . . three-time Associated Press first team all-state . . . four-time first team all-conference . . . two-time team MVP . . . Career - - four-year starter as a linebacker and long snapper . . . three-year starter at tight end . . . recorded 55 catches for 940 yards and 13 touchdowns in his career . . . recorded a school record 390 career tackles and 12 interceptions . . . also holds school records for tackles in a game (23), solo tackles in a game (17) and in a season (73) . . . had 25 receptions for 348 yards and four touchdowns, along with 147 tackles and an interception as a senior . . . had 26 receptions for 544 yards and four touchdowns as a junior . . . led team to conference championships in 2003 and 2005 . . . team captain in 2004-05 . . . four-year letterman in football, basketball and track.

Personal - - Born 9/18/87 . . . Management major . . . named National Football Foundation Scholar-Athlete for central Indiana . . . academic all-state as a senior . . . parents are Anne and David Edds . . . high school coach was Rick Wimmer.

Career Bests
Tackles:	11, twice, last vs. Penn State, 11/08/08
Solos:	7 at Ohio State, 11/14/09
Assists:	10 vs. Iowa State, 9/13/08
Tackles for loss:	2 vs. Maine, 8/30/08
QB Sacks:	1, twice, last vs. Wisconsin, 10/18/08
Interceptions:	1, seven times, last vs. GA Tech, 1/05/10
PBU:	3 at Northwestern, 11/3/07
Forced Fumble:	1, twice, last at Indiana, 10/11/08
Recovered Fumble:	2 vs. South Carolina, 1/01/09

Edds' Collegiate Stats

Defense Solo Ast. Total T/Loss Saks Int-Yds. PBU. FF RF
Freshman 4 6 9 0/0 0/0 0-0 0 1 0
Sophomore 29 51 80 3.5/5 0/0 1-0 4 0 1
Junior 18 41 59 4.5/19 2/15 1-38 4 1 2
Senior 25 53 78 4.5/8 .5/1 5-29 4 0 0
Career 76 150 226 12.5/32 2.5/16 7-67 12 2 3
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