What are your measurements (height, weight and forty
My height measurement is 6’1 and I weighed in at
about 193. My lowest forty time was a 4.48. My
slowest was a 4.57.
When you were coming out of high school, what
programs showed interest in you?
Miami, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State,
Washington State, Missouri and the University of
Central Florida showed interest.
Why did you choose Missouri?
I chose Missouri because of my recruiting coach Dave
Steckel. He also became the defense coordinator at
that time. We just formed a bond.
Briefly describe your career at
My career at Mizzou was up and down. It was up and
down because I was plagued by injuries. I always
had an injury during the time that it really
mattered. I would say that my senior season was my
best year. I had a different mindset. I had new
goals that I wanted to reach.
Where are you currently training for the NFL Draft?
I started off in California. I was training at The
Factory. Now I am here at Mizzou.
What is your training regimen like right now? Tell
us about your daily routine.
I wake up at about 7:30 in the morning. I
stretch. I watch Sportscenter while I am
stretching. Then I go for a run. I run for about a
half a mile. Then I go to the weight room. I
lift. From there, I am back on the field. I spend
most of my time on the field. I work on my
Were you satisfied with your results from the Pro
The only two things that I wasn’t happy about were
my vertical and my forty. I ran the forty in the
4.5’s. I don’t have an excuse for it. I have to
prove it now on the field.
What was the feedback that you received from scouts
and coaches after the Pro Day?
They told me that I looked smooth. I was sort of
choppy, but looked good and smooth.
What are your strengths?
My strengths are playing zone, cover 2 and cover 3.
We only ran three coverages at Mizzou.
What areas of your game do you need to improve
I am too aggressive on every play and my tackling.
My tackling can always get better.
Was it a difficult transition for Missouri to make
coming from the Big 12 to the SEC?
I would say that it wasn’t a big transition. The
only transition was really on defense. You are
coming from a pass happy league like the Big 12. In
the SEC, teams like to run the ball. It was the
difference in the clock management.
What is the highlight of your career?
I would say the year that we beat Oklahoma for
Homecoming game. I think that it was 2009. Both
teams were unbeaten. We beat them on that day.
What is your favorite NFL team?
I grew up a Cowboys fan. Right now, I like the
Cowboys, Raiders, Falcons, 49ers and Jaguars. I
like them all. Falcons have a few former Mizzou
Who is your favorite NFL player?
My favorite NFL player is Brandon Carr. He plays
corner for the Cowboys.
What do you enjoy the most about football?
Just having fun and competing. I love to compete
against the best of the best.
Which underclassman on your team should we keep an
eye on in the future?
CB E.J. Gaines.
What are your hobbies?
I like to play 2K basketball. I also like to play
the Call of Duty. Some of my teammates and I make
music together for fun.
What is your definition of a leader?
A leader is someone who knows how to lead when
things get rough. When things are going great,
anybody can lead. A leader is someone who can
understand his teammates. He is an optimistic
person. He is always positive. He is what we call
at Mizzou a good apple.
Who were the leaders at Missouri this past year?
It was five of us. Only four of us can be voted as
captains. Zaviar Gooden, T.J. Moe, Elvis Fisher and
Will Ebner were the guys that were voted as
captains. Then they inserted me into the leadership
role as well. I became the vocal leader of the
What do you want to do with your life after your
football career is over?
I want to coach in high school.
Finish the sentence, Kip Edwards is….
On the football field, soon to be a Hall of a Famer.
Off the football field, I am just a great and humble