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B.J. Edmonds
Player Profile:
B.J. Edmonds 2725446
Position: DB
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 206
Year: Junior
Hometown: Mobile, Ala.
High School: St. Paul's Episcopal School
Experience: 1 Letter

2018:  Lindy’s and Athlon preseason 2nd Team All-Sun Belt Conference.


2017: 
Honorable Mention All-Sun Belt Conference . . . Started all 12 games at safety, posting career best numbers for tackles (80), pass break-ups (4) and interceptions (3) . . . One of just 19 players in the nation to record at least 80 tackles, four pass break-ups and three interceptions . . . Ranked second on the team in tackles and first among defensive backs, while also ranking tied for 17th in the Sun Belt . . .  80 tackles were also the seventh most in the league among defensive backs . . . Posted 10 or more tackles in three games, including a career-high 13 against both South Alabama and Louisiana while narrowly missing double digits with nine in the season opener against Nebraska . . . Recorded multiple tackles in every game and finished with at least five stops in seven outings . . . Three interceptions were the most on the team and tied the seventh most in the Sun Belt . . . Tallied a career-high two interceptions against Middle Tennessee in the Camellia Bowl . . . One of just three players in the league to rank among the top 17 players in tackles and top 10 in interceptions . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.


2016: 
Played in 12 games as a true freshman in a reserve role at the safety position . . . Recorded 31 tackles, the most among all freshmen (redshirt or true) on the team . . . Responsible for 0.5 tackles for loss, two pass break-ups and one forced fumble . . . Recorded at least one tackle in all but three games played . . . Posted multiple stops in eight outings, including a season-high eight against ULM . . . Tallied seven tackles, his second most of the season, versus New Mexico State . . . Lone forced fumble on the year came at Auburn, while both of his pass break-ups came versus NMSU . . .  Recovered a blocked punt in the end zone for A-State’s first points in the Cure Bowl . . . A-State Athletics Director’s Honor Roll.


HIGH SCHOOL:  Played RB, LB and S for St. Paul’s Episcopal HS, helping lead the Saints to a state championship his senior season . . . Earned first team all-state honors on the defensive side of the ball, recording 107 tackles, five interceptions and four forced fumbles . . . Rushed for 500 yards and 11 touchdowns as a running back . . . Rated as a three-star recruit by, Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247 Sports.com . . . Also recruited by teams such as Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama and Western Kentucky . . . No. 7 safety in the state, No. 54 safety in the south, No. 137 safety in the nation (Scout).

PERSONAL:  Born Oct. 13, 1997.


EDMONDS’ CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR UT AT TOT TFL SACK INT PBU FF FR
2016 11 20 31 0.5-1 0-0 0 2 1 0
2017 42 38 80 0.5-5 0-0 3-19 4 0 0
TOTALS 53 58 111 1.0-6 0-0 3-19 6 1 0

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