American Football Database
Mario Edwards
No. 27     
Personal information
Date of birth: (1975-12-01) December 1, 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth: Gautier, Mississippi
Career information
College: Florida State
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 6 / Pick: 180
Debuted in 2000 for the [[{{{debutteam}}}]]
Last played in 2004 for the [[{{{finalteam}}}]]
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
* Florida State (2012–present)
(Assistant Coach)

*Offseason and/or practice squad member only

Career highlights and awards
  • N/A
Tackles     180
Interceptions     4
Touchdowns     2
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Mario L. Edwards (born December 1, 1975) is a retired American Football cornerback. He was drafted in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He played college football at Florida State University. He also has a son Mario Edwards, Jr. who is a true freshman Defensive End at Florida State.

In his career, he has played for the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Miami Dolphins of the NFL. Edwards went to Florida State where he starred early at cornerback.

College career

He was considered a top prospect towards the end of his junior year, but a poor performance in the 1998 Fiesta Bowl combined with injuries and inconsistent play his senior season saw his stock drop on draft boards.

Professional career

Edwards was drafted in the sixth round (180th overall) of the 2000 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He spent the first four seasons of his career with the Cowboys, becoming a full time starter in 2002. While with the Cowboys, he started 47 games and was part of the statistically ranked number one overall defense in 2003. In 2004, Edwards signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as a free agent and spent only one season with the team. In 2005, he signed with the Miami Dolphins after the possibility of trading Patrick Surtain to the Kansas City Chiefs, which eventually happened. Edwards would be released prior to the beginning of the season.

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