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Ron Edwards biography

Date of birth : 1979-07-12
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Columbus, Ohio, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-14
Credited as : Football player NFL, defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs , Super Bowl

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Ronald H. "Ron" Edwards (born July 12, 1979 in Columbus, Ohio) is an American football defensive tackle for the Kansas City Chiefs in the National Football League. He started 35 consecutive regular season games at nose guard for Texas A&M University, where he recorded 121 tackles with 10 sacks and 23 stops for losses during his career. He was drafted in the 2001 NFL Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He went to Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas.

Ron's Career

Pro Career: Veteran defensive tackle enters his fifth campaign with Kansas City in 2010 ... Has played in 64 consecutive games for the Chiefs, including 45 starts ... Joined the club as an unrestricted free agent from Buffalo in 2006 ... Switched back to the nose tackle position in 2009 as part of Kansas City’s move to the 3-4 defensive alignment, a system he has previously excelled in ... Recorded a career-high 4.0 sacks in 2004 ... Has played in 112 regular season games (70 starts) ... Owns 201 tackles (142 solo), 13.5 sacks (-73.5 yards), 43 QB pressures, three fumble recoveries with one TD, as well as four forced fumbles ... Has started one postseason contest.

Transactions: Signed with Kansas City (3/16/07) ... Signed with Kansas City as an unrestricted free agent from Buffalo (3/30/06) ... Signed with Buffalo (7/1/04) ... Signed a one-year restricted free agent contract with Buffalo (4/28/04) ... Signed with Buffalo (6/1/01) ... Originally entered the NFL as the first of Buffalo’s two third-round picks (76th overall) in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Kansas City (2006-09): Has played in 64 games (45 starts) for Kansas City, producing 87 tackles (70 solo), 6.5 sacks (-31.5 yards), two fumble recoveries, 20 QB pressures and three passes defensed ... Has also started one postseason contest with the Chiefs.

2009: Played in 16 games (14 starts) at NT ... Also took snaps in short-yardage situations in two contests on offense ... Had 29 tackles (23 solo) with two for loss, three QB pressures, three passes defensed and a fumble recovery ... Amassed two tackles and a pass defensed vs. the N.Y. Giants (10/4) ... Totaled three tackles, a QB pressure and one pass defensed at Washington (10/18). Also played in the club’s short-yardage formation on offense ... Posted three tackles with one for loss and played in the team’s short-yardage formation on offense vs. San Diego (10/25) ... Compiled four tackles and one QB pressure at Oakland (11/15) ... Amassed six tackles at San Diego (11/29) ... Recorded two tackles and recovered a QB Ryan Fitzpatrick fumble vs. Buffalo (12/13) ... Contributed one tackle, one pass defensed and one QB pressure vs. Cleveland (12/20). 2008: Played in all 16 games at defensive tackle ... Had 10 tackles (seven solo), a sack (-7.0 yards) and five QB pressures ... Recorded two tackles and a QB pressure at the N.Y. Jets (10/26) ... Produced two tackles, a sack of Philip Rivers and one QB pressure at San Diego (11/9) ... Collected two tackles vs. New Orleans (11/16) ... Registered one QB pressure vs. Buffalo (11/23) ... Saw duty as a reserve DT at Oakland (11/30) and at Denver (12/7) ... Had a tackle and two QB pressures vs. San Diego (12/14) ... Had two tackles at Cincinnati (12/28).

2007: Played in 16 games with 15 starts at left defensive tackle ... Tallied 23 tackles (21 solo), including one for loss, 3.0 sacks (-13.0 yards), a fumble recovery and five QB pressures ... Posted three tackles apiece at Houston (9/9) and vs. Minnesota (9/23) ... Produced two tackles and a sack of David Garrard vs. Jacksonville (10/7) ... Amassed two tackles, a sack of Carson Palmer and recovered a Palmer fumble vs. Cincinnati (10/14) ... Produced a sack of Peyton Manning at Indianapolis (11/18) ... Compiled three tackles at Detroit (12/23).

2006: Started 16 games at left defensive tackle ... Registered 25 tackles (19 solo), 2.5 sacks (-11.5 yards) and seven QB pressures ... Collected two tackles, a sack of Matt Leinart and a QB pressure at Arizona (10/8) ... Recorded half of a sack of Philip Rivers vs. San Diego (10/22) ... Amassed two tackles, a sack of Andrew Walter and one QB pressure vs. Oakland (11/19) ... Recorded one tackle and three QB pressures at Cleveland (12/3) ... Produced four tackles vs. Baltimore (12/10) ... Started in an AFC Wild Card Game at Indianapolis (1/6/07).

Buffalo (2001-05): Played in 48 games (24 starts) in five seasons with Buffalo ... Recorded 114 tackles (72 solo), 7.0 sacks (-42.0 yards), four forced fumbles, a fumble recovery for a TD and 23 QB pressures.

2005: Started four games and was inactive for one game with a right shoulder injury ... Recorded nine tackles (five solo) ... Had two tackles vs. Houston (9/11) ... Posted five tackles at Tampa Bay (9/18) ... Suffered a right shoulder injury at New Orleans (10/2) and was inactive vs. Miami (10/9) with that injury ... Was placed on injured reserve on October 12th.

2004: Played in 16 games (one start) ... Produced 15 tackles (13 solo) and a career-high 4.0 sacks (-24.0 yards) ... Registered a sack of Byron Leftwich vs. Jacksonville (9/12) ... Totaled six tackles and a career-high 2.0 sacks of Jay Fiedler vs. Miami (10/17) ... Posted three tackles and a sack of Josh McCown vs. Arizona (10/31).

2003: Saw action in five games and was inactive for four games with a left shoulder injury ... Tallied seven tackles (six solo), half of a sack (-3.0 yards), two QB pressures and a forced fumble ... Had half of a sack of Mark Brunell at Jacksonville (9/14) ... Forced a RB Brandon Bennett fumble vs. Cincinnati (10/5) before suffering a left shoulder injury ... Was inactive for the next four games with that injury and was placed on injured reserve on November 12th.

2002: Started all 16 games at left defensive tackle ... Registered 68 tackles (40 solo), 2.5 sacks (-15.0 yards), 20 QB pressures and three forced fumbles ... Also scored a TD on a fumble recovery ... Tallied his first career NFL sack of Vinny Testaverde vs. the N.Y. Jets (9/8) ... Recovered a QB Daunte Culpepper fumble in the end zone for a TD at Minnesota (9/15) ... Produced a career-high 10 tackles vs. Chicago (9/29) ... Had a career-best six QB pressures vs. Oakland (10/6) ... Forced a QB Ray Lucas fumble at Miami (10/20) ... Registered seven tackles at the N.Y. Jets (11/24) ... Had half of a sack of Lucas and forced a fumble on the play vs. Miami (12/1) ... Collected seven tackles and two QB pressures at Green Bay (12/22) ... Recorded four tackles and a sack and strip of Jon Kitna vs. Cincinnati (12/29).

2001: Played in seven games (three starts), totaling 15 tackles (eight solo) and a QB pressure ... Was inactive for nine games ... Played in his first NFL game and had two tackles vs. Pittsburgh (9/30) ... Started his first NFL game at right defensive tackle in place of an injured DT Pat Williams vs. New England (12/16), finishing with four tackles ... Registered five tackles and one QB pressure at Atlanta (12/23) ... Suffered a neck injury at the N.Y. Jets (12/30) and was inactive with that injury at Miami (1/6/02).

College: Started 35 consecutive regular season games at nose tackle for Texas A&M ... Concluded his collegiate career with 121 tackles (53 solo), 10.0 sacks and 23.0 stops for loss ... Started every game at nose tackle as a senior in 2000, recording 33 tackles (15 solo) ... Was named the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman ... Started every game his junior season in ’99 ... Earned second-team All-Big 12 Conference honors in ’98 as a sophomore after moving into the starting lineup at nose guard ... Majored in Recreation and Parks at Texas A&M.


• A Super Prep All-America selection at Klein Forest High School in Houston, Texas.
• Also lettered in track, earning Most Valuable Track and Field Athlete.
• Won the state Class 5A Championship in the shot put and finished third in the discus as a senior.
• Full name: Ronald H. Edwards.
• Married, wife Angelle with a son Ron, Jr. (2) and a daughter Robyn (1).

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