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Monday Quickies: Mike Edwards is a Super Bowl Champion Edition

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Your former Kentucky Wildcat is crowned a champion.

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If you didn’t have a dog in Sunday night’s Super Bowl, hopefully you at least rooted for former Kentucky Wildcat Mike Edwards to earn his first super bowl ring. Edwards and the rest of Tampa Bay’s defense faced their largest challenge of the year against reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes. Yet it ended up being their best performance of the year.

Tampa worked Kansas City’s tackles in the trenches and played unbelievable coverage downfield/across the middle to keep Mahomes & Co. off-beat for the entire game, limiting them to just nine points and two interceptions. On the offensive end, quarterback Tom Brady and his arsenal of weapons put up enough points to balance the two efforts.

And now, 60 minutes later, Mike Edwards is a Super Bowl champion. Edwards worked his way in to playing a significant role on the back end of a stellar defense and managed to show up in the season’s biggest moment. Edwards had four tackles (sixth most on the team) and a pass defense that tipped in to one of the team’s two interceptions of Mahomes.

‘Twas a special year for the former Wildcat and an excellent way to finish the season.

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