Born: March 18, 1936
Recruited: Sandhurst FC
Played: 1956 - 1961, 1963
Debut Order: 466
First game: Round 1, 1956
Last game: Round 10, 1963
Games: 109
Goals: 29
Guernsey: 29 (1956), 9 (1957 - 1961, 1963)
Premiership: 1961
Best & Fairest: 1960
2nd Best & Fairest: 1957, 1958, 1959
3rd Best & Fairest: 1961
Club Fitness Adviser: 1968 -  1970
Life Member: 1970
Hall of Fame Inductee: 2011

VFL / AFL Honours
Second Brownlow Medal: 1958
State Representative 8

Edwards was a fitness fanatic. Recruited from Sandhurst he was coached by ex-Hawk, Kevin Curran. He was ahead of his time with his personal training, press-ups and knee jumps that strengthened his body enabling him, from a standing start in packs, to shrug off his opponents with ease.  
Edward’s personal training methods impressed teammates, John Kennedy, Graham Arthur and Alf Hughes. They followed his methods with their own personal training being rewarded with higher placings in the competitive Best and Fairest Awards in 1957.
The Club then adopted Edwards’ circuit training methods when Kennedy took over as coach in 1960.  This was the beginning of a creed of fitness that helped to take the Club to its first Premiership in 1961.
As a player Edwards was brilliant, a ball magnet, constantly driving the ball forward. Playing in the centre he could go all day and he played a sensational game against Footscray in the 1961 Grand Final, amassing over 33 kicks in the Hawk’s triumph.
At the relative young age of 25, he shocked the football world when he retired at the start of the 1962 season to concentrate on his physical fitness business. He was talked into a comeback in 1963, but a dislocated knee ended his career mid-season during a game against Richmond. In this game Edwards considered he was on the verge of playing even better football than in 1961, such was his confidence.  It was a major setback to the progress of the team.  
In 1968 coach John Kennedy approached Edwards to refine his earlier circuit training methods. This resulted in the now famous, Kennedy Commando method of training, which lasted three years and was undoubtedly a major factor in the 1971 Premiership.
In 2001, Edwards was selected in the Hawks Team of the Century.