Tariq Edwards

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  • Tariq
  • Edwards

  • Position
  • Class
  • Height
    6' 2
  • Weight
    234 lbs.
  • High School/Other
    Marlboro County
  • Hometown
    Cheraw, S.C.
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Updated: April 22, 2014

Pronounced tuh-REEK

2013: Started all 13 games … Was in on 887 plays, 799 at linebacker and 88 on special teams … Was second on the team with 74 tackles with 11 totaling 47 lost yards, also adding 3.5 sacks, seven hurries, a fumble recovery and an interception … Made six tackles and added a pair of pass breakups in the season opener against Alabama … Had five tackles and a QB hurry against Western Carolina … Made five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, adding an interception at East Carolina … Had seven tackles and a hurry in the triple overtime win over Marshall … Made three tackles, adding a hurry, at Georgia Tech … Made 11 tackles including one for loss in the win over North Carolina … Had a tackle and hurry in the win over Pittsburgh … Broke up a pass and made five tackles against Duke … Made five tackles at Boston College … Had two tackles, one for loss, and recovered a fumble in the win at Miami … Made eight tackles including a sack for a 5-yard loss against Maryland … Had a sack for a 12-yard loss and two hurries to go along with eight tackles against Virginia … Recorded a team-high eight tackles, including half a tackle for loss, in the Sun Bowl against UCLA.

2012: Played in seven games, making one start … Finished with four tackles on the year … Saw limited action working back from injury, playing 23 defensive snaps and 14 special teams plays for a total of 37 … Made 2012 debut against Bowling Green, assisting on one tackle … Played two snaps at inside linebacker against Duke, and nine at Clemson … Was in on five special teams plays against Florida State … Saw action on six special teams plays at Boston College … Contributed on special teams on the kickoff coverage against Virginia … Helped on a tackle in his first start of the season against Rutgers in the Russell Athletic Bowl … Had three tackles, including a sack in the team’s first spring scrimmage … Added a tackle for loss during the spring game.

2011: Started all 14 games at inside linebacker ... Played over 825 snaps on defense and 83 on special teams ... Had 71 tackles, including 11.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks on the season ... Also had two interceptions, two pass breakups, a fumble recovery and six quarterback hurries ... Earned first collegiate start against Appalachian State, finishing with five tackles, including one for loss ... Recorded six tackles, including two solo and a tackle for loss at ECU ... Posted a team and career-high 10 tackles, including five solo, 2.5 for lost yardage and half a sack in the win over Arkansas State ... Registered six tackles, including three solo and a tackle for loss at Marshall ... Picked up four tackles in the Clemson game ... Credited with a hurry in the win over Miami ... Had three tackles, two TFL, a sack for 10 lost yards, two QB hurries and a second quarter interception at Wake Forest ... Picked up another interception against BC, while adding seven tackles and assisting on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage ... Recorded a breakup and two solo stops at Duke ... Had a sack for nine lost yards and four tackles at Georgia Tech ... Had seven tackles, including an assist on a TFL against UNC ... Tallied five tackles to along with two quarterback hurries and a fumble recovery at Virginia ... Posted four solo tackles and a breakup against Clemson in the ACC Championship Game … Finished the season strong, posting a team-high eight tackles, including two for loss and a sack, in the Sugar Bowl against Michigan … Underwent an operation to repair a stress fracture in his left leg after the season and missed spring practice.

2010: Saw action in every game, finishing with 21 tackles, two hurries and a pass interception … Was starting on three special team units by the end of the season … Also picked up some work at the backer position … Played on special teams in the Boise State game … Had a tackle on a kickoff against JMU and downed a punt inside the 10-yard line … Worked 11 special team plays against ECU and saw brief duty at linebacker … Had a tackle on special teams at Boston College … Picked up 14 special team plays against NC State … Was in for 14 plays at linebacker against Central Michigan, collecting four tackles and a QB hurry … Was in on a tackle while playing 11 plays on special teams against Wake Forest … Contributed four tackles and forced a fumble while playing 24 snaps at linebacker against Duke … Worked nine plays at linebacker and 12 on special teams at UNC, posting a pair of tackles … Picked off a pass in the final minutes against Miami … Also recovered a fumble and had a pair of tackles in that game … Collected three tackles and a QB hurry in the Virginia game … Saw a lot of time (35 plays) in the FSU game, contributing a pair of tackles … Showed improvement in every major lift over the off-season … Had a tackle for loss, three total tackles and broke up a pass during the second full spring scrimmage … Intercepted a pass and added three tackles in the final scrimmage … Contributed a sack, three tackles and a pass breakup in the Maroon-White game … Won the Richard Bullock Award as the defensive player who showed the most improvement during spring workouts.

2009: Worked at the backer position while redshirting … Had a 310-pound clean during off-season testing … Posted a five tackles during the Hokies’ final spring scrimmage … Registered a pair of tackles in the Maroon-White game, including one for a 5-yard loss.

High School: Selected to play for USA Football’s 2009 Junior National Team, which competed in the sport’s first junior world championship in the summer of 2009 … Finished with 102 tackles, including five for a loss, and three sacks as a senior for Coach Dean Boyd at Marlboro County High … Also blocked two kicks … Caught 12 passes for 225 yards and four touchdowns his senior year … Also scored twice on two-point conversions … Had one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and two interceptions as a senior … Recorded 81 tackles, four sacks and two interceptions as a junior … Caught eight passes for 123 yards in limited time offensively his junior season … Ranked the No. 23 strongside linebacker prospect nationally by Scout.com … Listed as the No. 27 outside linebacker nationally by ESPN/Scouts, Inc. … Ranked the No. 15 player in the state of South Carolina by SuperPrep … The No. 23 prospect in South Carolina and the No. 50 outside linebacker in the country as ranked by Rivals … A member of SuperPrep’s Mid-Atlantic Team … Named to PrepStar’s All-Atlantic Region Team as a linebacker.

Personal: Tariq Edwards … Born 5/1/91 in Cheraw, SC … Son of Bo and Felicia Campbell … Father is a former Hokie football player (1989-92 letterwinner) … Graduated with a degree in psychology … Working on a second degree in human development.