Arizona State adds Mawae as offensive analyst

The Sports Xchange

March 12, 2018 at 2:54 pm.

Kevin Mawae is getting reunited with Herm Edwards.

Mawae, a former offensive lineman, is joining Arizona State’s staff as an offensive analyst, the school announced on Monday.

“Kevin Mawae is one of the most respected voices in football,” Edwards said in a statement. “He will add a tremendous amount of credibility and knowledge to our coaching staff. I am thrilled that I get the opportunity to reunite with one of my favorite players to coach.”

Mawae spent 16 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans and Chicago Bears from 1994 to 2009. He played for Edwards in New York from 2001 to 2005 when the team reached the playoffs three times.

The school did not say what Mawae’s exact role would be, but the former lineman said he wanted to come to Arizona State after visiting the school with his daughter, who signed a letter of intent for the Sun Devils’ swimming team.

“I have a lot of respect for Coach Edwards, whom I played for for five years,” Mawae said in a statement. “His character and integrity are second to none. I knew that when my playing career was finished, and I wanted to enter the coaching profession that he was the type of person I wanted to work for.”

Mawae entered coaching as an assistant offensive line coach for the Chicago Bears in the 2016 season, but he was not retained last season.