Mario Edwards, Sr.

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Senior Defensive Analyst

• Mario Edwards, Sr. joined the Florida State football program in 2012 as the director of player development.

• Edwards serves as a mentor to the FSU student-athletes and assists with organizing community projects, overseeing academic development and assisting with summer camps and gameday operations.

• Edwards was an assistant coach at W.W. Samuell High School in Dallas, Texas, in 2009 and at Ryan High School in Denton, Texas, from 2010-2012.

• Edwards starred at cornerback for the Seminoles from 1995-99, capturing All-ACC honors in 1998 and 1999. He still holds the school record with four interceptions against Wake Forest in 1998 and was a member of the 1999 National Championship team.

• He was a sixth-round pick of the Dallas Cowboys in 2000 and played six seasons in the NFL, including 50 starts, with the Cowboys (2000-03), Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2004) and Miami Dolphins (2005).

• Edwards’ son, Mario Edwards, Jr., followed his father’s footsteps at Florida State, starring for the Seminoles from 2012-14 before being selected by the Oakland Raiders in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.

• Edwards was born in Gautier, Miss., and starred at Pascagoula High School.