LSU coach Les Miles saddened by death of former player Tyler Edwards

Les Miles spoke about the death of former tight end Tyler Edwards

LSU coach Les Miles offered condolences Monday after the death of former player Tyler Edwards.

Edwards was found dead Saturday night from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. Edwards was 26-years-old. A graduate of Ouachita Parish High School, Edwards was found by his father in his vehicle outside their home in Monroe.

"That's just so sad," Miles said Monday. "I don't know exactly what to say. He was a great teammate, a fine young man, a person that busted his tail for us and did everything we asked him to do. I don't know the specifics. The only thing I know is he is no more."

Edwards, a tight end, played for LSU from 2008-12. He played in 39 games over three seasons, making his one career start in 2009. Primarily used a blocker, Edwards had one career catch, which came in the 2011 Cotton Bowl against Texas A&M.

His brother, Eric Edwards, was a starting tight end on LSU's 2003 national championship team. 

Current and former LSU players tweeted their condolences after news broke Sunday:

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