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Raymond James Edwards, Jr. (born January 1, 1985 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is an American football defensive end for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Vikings in the fourth round of the 2006 NFL Draft. He played college football at Purdue. Edwards attended Woodward High School in Cincinnati and was a student and a letterman in football. In football, he was a two-year starter and posted 12.0 sacks, 110 tackles, and seven forced fumbles as a senior. Edwards played college football for three years at Big Ten school Purdue from 2003-2005. In his college career, Edwards played 36 games (starting in 18). He recorded a total of 16 sacks and received many honors including All-Freshmen team choice by The Sporting News (2003), honorable mention All-Big Ten (2004) and semifinalist for the Ted Hendricks Defensive End of the Year Award (2005). Edwards was drafted as the 127th pick (4th round) of the 2006 NFL draft.