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    Dovonte Edwards

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chapel Hill, N.C.

    High School:
    Chapel Hill

    Weight:
    182

    Position:
    Cornerback


    In 2003: Started four games at cornerback ... Led team with 10 pass breakups ... Saw 71 snaps of action at Duke, breaking up three passes in that victory ... Tallied five tackles in the win over Clemson and again in the win over Virginia ... Started the Tangerine Bowl and led the defense with a career-high 79 snaps of action, making five tackles and breaking up three passes ... Moved from wide receiver to cornerback in spring workouts, he continued to see some time at wideout in practice early in the season.

    In 2002: Backup flanker who had his best game in the regular season finale with Florida State, when he had four grabs for 52 yards to tie for the team-lead ... In for a season-high 33 snaps in that contest ... Also had three grabs in the Gator Bowl victory over Notre Dame, more than a fourth (seven) of his receptions came in the last two games of the season ... Missed the season opener with a knee sprain ... Opted not to join the Wolfpack basketball squad following the 2002 season after practicing with the hoops squad after his freshman campaign.

    In 2001: Shifty wideout who saw action in 219 plays for the regular season, more than any other true freshman on offense ... Had one of the key plays in the win at SMU, on a 2nd-and-12 play, he kept his eyes on a tipped pass and hauled it in for a 31-yard reception, setting up a Wolfpack TD ... Made the ESPN Play-of-the-Day versus North Carolina, he caught his first career touchdown pass, a 23-yarder, and then slammed into the goal post ... Has more knockdown blocks than any other Wolfpack receiver with 13 ... Tallied 11 receptions for 164 yards, he also rushed the ball 13 times on reverses ... Tied as the squad's leading receiver in the bowl game, he pulled down eight catches for 47 yards and scored the Pack's only offensive touchdown ... Joined the Wolfpack basketball squad after the bowl game, he practiced but did not see action ... Posted the third-fastest 40-yard dash mark on the squad during the spring, he clocked in at a blazing 4.37.

    Prep: Recorded 50 receptions for 948 yards and 14 receiving touchdowns at Chapel Hill High School for Coach Joe Wolf... Recorded 17 total touchdowns during his senior season... Returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns... Selected to Shrine Bowl... Selected to the SuperPrep All-America Team... Named the Offensive Player of the Year in North Carolina... Two-time all-conference and all-area performer... Recorded 69 receptions for 1,173 yards and 16 touchdowns as a junior... Three-time all-conference selection with a 22.6 ppg average in basketball... Was named honorable mention All-American by Street & Smith in 1999... A sports management major ... Born 10/17/82.

    Edwards Career Stats

    Year GP-GS Ply Hit Ast Tot PBU Rec Yds TD Lg KD YAC
    2001 11-0 219 -- -- -- -- 11 164 1 56 13 78
    2002 13-4 316 -- -- -- -- 26 289 1 29 21 151
    2003 12-4 505 23 3 26 10 0 0 0 -- -- --
    Total 36-8 1040 23 3 26 10 37 453 2 56 34 229

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