Sophomore rushed for three touchdowns and a bowl-record 299 yards.
Baylor returns 15 starters and 47 letterman from last season's Holiday Bowl champion team.
Antwan Goodley posts team-high four catches for 75 yards.
The Bears went through a 45-minute scrimmage, prior to Meet the Bears event.
Bears show off balanced offensive attack in Saturday's on-campus scrimmage.
Fifth-year senior, starter at middle linebacker and quarterback of defense… Veteran with previous starting experience (seven career starts) and 36 career games played (tied for fourth-most on team) entering 2016… Has squatted 710 pounds, highest mark on team... Traveled to Brazil for mission trip with Baylor student-athletes in May 2015.
2015 (Junior): Played all 13 games and made two starts as junior… Totaled 61 tackles (39 solo, four for loss of 14 yards), two sacks (-10 yards), two breakups, two fumble recoveries, one forced fumble and one QB hurry on season… Tied for fourth in Big 12 with two fumbles recovered… Finished season with monster game in Russell Athletic Bowl, totaled 17 tackles, sack, PBU and forced fumble and was named to Athlon’s All-Bowl second team and to ESPN’s Big 12 All-Bowl squad… Made six tackles as reserve in season-opening win at SMU… Started at WLB in second game vs. Lamar, totaled six stops (five solo) and fumble recovery… Had three tackles and QB hurry in win vs. Texas Tech in fourth game… Totaled six solo tackles in win over Iowa State in seventh game… Made five tackles, including four solo and six-yard sack, in win at No. 4 Oklahoma State in 10th game… Had five stops and one TFL at No. 15 TCU… Started bowl game and amassed career highs of 17 tackles, nine solo tackles, eight assisted tackles, two TFL (seven yards), one sack, one forced fumble and one PBU in win over No. 10 North Carolina.
2014 (Sophomore): Played in 11 of 13 games, started five, as sophomore for Big 12 champions... Totaled 35 tackles (20 solo, 2.5 for loss), 0.5 sacks, three PBUs, one forced fumble, one fumble recovery and one QB hurry on season… Recorded tackles in 10 of 11 games played… Started first five games of season until injuring ankle… Made career-first start in season-opening win over SMU, finished with two assisted tackles, assisted sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery with 11-yard return… Had four tackles (two solo) and QB hurry in win at Buffalo in third game… Made 11 tackles (eight solo), including season-high two for loss (negative seven yards) and hurry in win at Iowa State in fourth game… Totaled seven tackles (five solo) and one hurry in win at Texas in fifth game, left due to ankle sprain… Missed subsequent two games due to injury, returned to contribute two solo stops as reserve in win over Kansas in team’s eighth game… Made four tackles (two solo), including stop on potential game-tying 2-point conversion rush attempt with 1:42 on clock to preserve win over Texas Tech in 11th game… Made three special teams tackles over final two games, including two in Cotton Bowl vs. No. 7 Michigan State.
2013 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in 12 of 13 games, on special teams and as reserve linebacker, as redshirt freshman… Earned first career letter… Totaled 20 tackles (16 solo, 3.5 for loss), 1.5 sacks and one PBU on season… Recorded tackle in eight of 12 games played… Made 10 of season’s 20 tackles in first two games… Saw action from scrimmage in eight games, played exclusively on special teams in four others… Made collegiate debut in season-opening win over Wofford, recorded season highs of five tackles, four solo stops, 3.5 tackles for loss of 12 yards and 1.5 sacks (eight yards)… Matched season high of five tackles in win over Buffalo in second game… Made one tackle in each of following two games… Had two tackles in win at Kansas in seventh game… Did not play (coach’s decision) in win over No. 12 Oklahoma in eighth game… Made four solo tackles in win vs. Texas Tech in ninth game… Played only special teams in last three games, totaled one tackle.
2012 (True Freshman): Sat out first season at Baylor and participated on practice squad, redshirted to retain eligibility... Dressed for two of 13 games, but did not see any game action.
High School: Athletic defensive back recruit from Stephenville (Texas) High School… Played for head coach Joseph Gillespie at SHS… National position rankings among safeties: No. 22 by Scout.com, No. 31 by Rivals.com, No. 40 by 247Sports.com, No. 48 by ESPN.com… Rated among top 100 recruits in Texas by following publications: Rivals.com Texas Postseason Top 100 (No. 76), SuperPrep’s Texas 121 (No. 80), Lone Star Recruiting (No. 96), Waco Tribune-Herald Top 100… Listed among Area Top 40… Rated 51st prospect on Scout.com’s Midlands Top 150…Totaled 839 yards and 10 touchdowns on 118 rushes as well as 147 yards and four TDs on 12 receptions as senior in 2011 for Stephenville squad that finished 11-3 and advanced to 4A quarterfinals… Earned 2010 second-team Class 4A All-State honors after rushing for 1,744 yards and 25 TDs as junior… Also 2010 third-team Class 4A All-State selection as kick returner… Selected 2010 District 8-4A co-MVP… Named 2009 District 8-4A Newcomer of Year as sophomore after totaling 64 tackles, one interception, two fumble recoveries and one defensive touchdown.
Personal: Son of Michelle Edwards… Full name is Aiavion Desmond Edwards… Born Oct. 24, 1993, in Stephenville, Texas… Majoring in exercise physiology.