Lac Edwards   #4 P

Height: 6-4   Weight: 209   Age: 27

Born: 4/27/1992 Hastings Australia

College: Sam Houston State

Experience: 4th season

High School: Mornington Secondary College [Hastings, Australia]

PUNTS

82

AVG

45.9

LNG

67

IN 20

23

Draft 2016

Pick No.235

Selected By: New York Jets

Round: 7

Pick (Overall): 14 (235)

Pick Analysis: Edwards is part of the "Australian Invasion", the movement of many colleges to find kickers and punters from Down Under due to their experience in Aussie Rules Football. Not only did Edwards excel in that sport, but also rugby, cricket, and track and field at Ballarat University in 2012. He shared punting duties in his first year in the United States in 2013, averaging 42.3 yards on 31 punts, forcing 10 fair catches and placing 13 inside the 20 yard-line. Edwards took the starting job by the reins the following year, earning first-team All-Southland Conference honors and FCS All-American notice (44.1 average, 22 fair catches, 28 inside the 20 versus just five touchbacks). His gross average dipped in 2015 (41.5) but Edwards still received second-team All-Southland notice by placing 31-of-74 kicks inside the 20 and forcing 19 fair catches.