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Edwards healthy, sharp in Stanford spring game

STANFORD, Calif. -- Trent Edwards showed signs not only of
being healthy again but also that he has a better grasp of
Stanford's offense.

The senior quarterback completed 17 of 20 passes for 203 yards
and three touchdowns to highlight Stanford's annual Cardinal-White
game that concluded the school's spring practice schedule.

"I think we did a good job this spring of doing the things we
are coached to do," Edwards said. "The coaches talked a lot about
different techniques and I think we continued to get better. I
think we are understanding things a lot more than we did a year
ago."

Edwards, who had been slow to heal following an injury to his
throwing shoulder that happened in the 2005 regular-season finale
against Notre Dame, showed no lingering effects of being hurt. He
is coming off a season in which he completed 168 passes in 268
attempts for 1,934 yards and 17 touchdowns with seven
interceptions.

"We have got to keep him healthy and continue to improve,"
said second-year coach Walt Harris, whose team went 5-6 last
season. "He is a tremendous team player and a real good leader for
our guys."

Harris liked his team's progress over 15 spring practices -- and
was pleased to keep his players relatively healthy.

Stanford has plenty of holes to fill after losing 13 defensive
letterwinners and six starters from that unit.

"I think the youth on defense was evident," Harris said.

The Cardinal did receive an injury scare early in the afternoon.
Wide receiver Evan Moore, whose 2005 season ended during the first
game when he dislocated his hip, was slow to get up after being hit
hard by defensive back Trevor Hooper.

"It was a typical over-the-middle play, the ball floated a
little," Moore said. "I knew as I was going up that I was going
to get smashed. It was a clean hit. I thought I might have had a
concussion, but I guess I don't. I went back in, so I am all
right."

Moore sat out a few series, but was deemed healthy enough to
return to the field late in the scrimmage.

Anthony Kimble was the leading rusher with 98 yards and one
touchdown on five carries, while Michael Miller caught six passes
for 77 yards.

The Stanford defense scored when sophomore defensive back Kris
Evans recovered a fumble and ran 85 yards for a TD.

Notes
Stanford opens the regular season Sept. 2 on the road
against Oregon in a Pac-10 game. ... Stanford Stadium is in the
process of being rebuilt and the new facility is expected to be
ready for the home opener against Navy on Sept. 16. In order to
assure enough time to get the new field ready, Stanford moved the
Sept. 9 game against San Jose State from Stanford to the Spartans'
home field.