Kip Edwards Interview
Sr / Missouri / CB

Updated - 4-9-13

By: Alex Khvatov


Alex Khvatov:  What are your measurements (height, weight and forty time)?

Kip Edwards:  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.              


Alex Khvatov:  When you were coming out of high school, what programs showed interest in you?

Kip Edwards:  Miami, Colorado, Wisconsin, Iowa, Iowa State, Washington State, Missouri and the University of Central Florida showed interest.             


Alex Khvatov:  Why did you choose Missouri?

Kip Edwards:  I chose Missouri because of my recruiting coach Dave Steckel.  He also became the defense coordinator at that time.  We just formed a bond. 


Alex Khvatov:  Briefly describe your career at Missouri.

Kip Edwards:  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. 


Alex Khvatov:  Where are you currently training for the NFL Draft?

Kip Edwards:  I started off in California.  I was training at The Factory.  Now I am here at Mizzou. 


Alex Khvatov:  What is your training regimen like right now?  Tell us about your daily routine.

Kip Edwards:   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 technique. 


Alex Khvatov:  Were you satisfied with your results from the Pro Day?

Kip Edwards:  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. 


Alex Khvatov:  What was the feedback that you received from scouts and coaches after the Pro Day?

Kip Edwards:  They told me that I looked smooth.  I was sort of choppy, but looked good and smooth. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are your strengths?

Kip Edwards:  My strengths are playing zone, cover 2 and cover 3.  We only ran three coverages at Mizzou. 


Alex Khvatov:  What areas of your game do you need to improve upon? 

Kip Edwards:  I am too aggressive on every play and my tackling.  My tackling can always get better.


Alex Khvatov:  Was it a difficult transition for Missouri to make coming from the Big 12 to the SEC?

Kip Edwards:  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.  


Alex Khvatov:  What is the highlight of your career? 

Kip Edwards:  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. 


Alex Khvatov:  What is your favorite NFL team?

Kip Edwards:  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 players.


Alex Khvatov:  Who is your favorite NFL player? 

Kip Edwards:  My favorite NFL player is Brandon Carr.  He plays corner for the Cowboys. 


Alex Khvatov:  What do you enjoy the most about football?

Kip Edwards:  Just having fun and competing.  I love to compete against the best of the best. 


Alex Khvatov:  Which underclassman on your team should we keep an eye on in the future?

Kip Edwards:  CB E.J. Gaines. 


Alex Khvatov:  What are your hobbies?

Kip Edwards:  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. 


Alex Khvatov:  What is your definition of a leader? 

Kip Edwards:  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.


Alex Khvatov:  Who were the leaders at Missouri this past year?

Kip Edwards:  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 team. 


Alex Khvatov:  What do you want to do with your life after your football career is over?   

Kip Edwards:  I want to coach in high school.    


Alex Khvatov:  Finish the sentence, Kip Edwards is….

Kip Edwards:  On the football field, soon to be a Hall of a Famer.  Off the football field, I am just a great and humble person.        



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