Steven Edwards | Augsburg University | DB
Twitter: @stevenedwardsjr | Instagram: @stevenedwardsjr
Q: Tell us about your college (or pro) career and what the recruiting/scouting process was like?
A: started off 2 years of juco at Itasca Community College (MN) got several D2 offers coming out. Committed to play at St Augustine University which is a D2 in North Carolina. Coaching changes happened so I ended up transferring to Augsburg for my senior season.
Q: What would you consider to be your biggest accomplishment in your sports career so far?
A: catching 2 picks in the first half vs #8 St Thomas University who just became a D1 school this past year.
Q: What do you consider to be one of the more important things you learned from the coaching staff while playing at (Enter school name)?
A: I learned the most from the coaching staff at Itasca Community college. They taught me how to grow into a man and how to grind each and everyday for the things you want in life. They did not take any BS and showed me that in this world everyone is expendable.
Q: How was your career impacted due to the 2020 pandemic and what have you learned from the adversity?
A: It took away many opportunities that I had lined up as a small school guy such as tryouts, workouts etc with pro teams which ultimately led me to fall off the radar. I learned that I don’t control my life, God does and just because your dreams may have been delayed does not mean they won’t come true. Just have to keep the faith.
Q: What was your major and what are your plans if football doesn’t work out?
A: Business Management. My plan after football is to be my own boss.
Q: What would your current/past teammates say about you and your qualities?
A: They will say I’m the hardest worker, I’m eager to learn, teach and lead by example.
Q: What has been one of the most memorable plays of your career at any level?
A: Catching my first pick in my first start as a college football player.
Q: What has been your biggest challenge and how do you manage it?
A: Being a small school guy and having very limited opportunities. I work hard everyday on my craft and whenever I have an opportunity to show my talent that’s what I’ll do.
Q: If you could compare yourself to a pro athlete, who would that be and why?
A: Malcolm Butler because his physical stature and intangibles remind me of myself and our path out of high school to the next levels are very similar.
Q: What is your biggest strength that you bring to a professional team and why should pro scouts consider you?
A: My biggest strength is being physical on the field and just having that dog mentality. Teams should consider me because I check all the boxes and I still have room to get even better.
Q: Are you involved in mentoring, a charity or do you “give back” or ”pay it forward” in your community?
A: I mentor middle school and high school kids in my county during school hours and after school hours. They are the future so I feel like I can do something for them that I wish I had growing up. Kind of like being a big brother to the kids.
Q: How are you preparing for the 2021 National Scouting Combine and what are your goals?
A: Working out everyday. My goal is to be discovered and given an opportunity to make a team.
Q: What would be your ultimate achievement?
Q: What do you enjoy doing when not playing football?
Q: If you could make a positive impact on all of society what would it be and why?
A: I want to provide and make a way for as many people as I can. The world can be tough for a lot of people and just by doing certain things for them can really open their eyes and show them that the world doesn’t only have struggle, it has joy and they can have that just like everyone else.
Q: Who is or has been the most influential person in your life?
Q: What is something unique about you that people would find interesting?
A: The mentality I have about life, my wisdom and knowledge for my age. My character speaks for itself.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: NFL then retire and start my own business.