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WATCH: Safety Chris Edmonds Happy with Arizona State’s New Culture

After Arizona State finished 3-9 last season and was picked to finish 10th in the Pac-12, starting safety Chris Edmonds said the team wants to put that all behind them.

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“(We) really want to show how we’ve been working and put that product on the field,” he said. “We’ve been working hard, and we’re gonna come out and show it week one.”

Edmonds transferred to Arizona State from Samford before last season after he was named a FCS first-team All-American, first-team All-SoCon and a finalist for the Buck Buchanan Award for the top defensive player in all of FCS football in 2021.

Edmonds put together an impressive season in his first year with the Sun Devils.

The safety was fifth on the team with 50 tackles and led ASU with three interceptions, also adding three pass breakups. He was “the seventh-highest graded safety in pass coverage last season (75.0) in the Pac-12 and his 16.2 forced incompletion rate when targeted was fifth among league safeties,” according to his ASU bio.

With over 50 newcomers and 30 of them being transfers, Edmonds wants to show them the ropes after going through the same experience.

“I remember how those guys … embraced me, brought me in like I (had) been here for a year already … so I just try to do the same thing with the new guys,” Edmonds said. “Whatever they need, they can ask me. If they got any questions, (they can) come to me.”

Edmonds is looking to improve on being a leader heading into fall camp and said the team needs to keep the same energy of a good culture, good vibe  and everybody coming into the building happy, excited and ready to compete.

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Brendan Mau is a college sports insider and general assignment reporter for Burn City Sports. You can follow him on Twitter via @Brendan_Mau

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