Brad Edwards (American football)

Brad Edwards
No. 27, 20
Position: Safety
Personal information
Date of birth: (1966-02-22) February 22, 1966
Place of birth: Lumberton, North Carolina
Career information
High school: Douglas Byrd (NC)
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played: 122
Games started: 63
Interceptions: 18
Tackles: 589
Touchdowns: 2
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Bradford Wayne Edwards (born February 22, 1966) is a former American football defensive back who played nine seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons. He is the Director of Athletics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.

Early life

Edwards was born in Lumberton, North Carolina and graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1984. He then attended and played college football at the University of South Carolina. In May 2011, Edwards was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame.

Professional career

Edwards was drafted in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings. He then played for the Washington Redskins and started in Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills, had two interceptions, and was runner-up MVP. He finished his career with the Atlanta Falcons.

After football

Edwards previously served as an assistant athletic director and senior associate athletic director at the University of South Carolina (1999–2006) under the tutelage of athletic director Mike McGee. Following his tenure at USC, Edwards entered the private sector at IMI Resort Holdings, Inc. Edwards officially returned to athletics on May 17, 2009, when he was named the athletic director at Newberry College. He is also the former Director of Athletics at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida. In June 2014, he accepted a position as Director of Athletics at George Mason University. Edwards can also frequently be heard on Columbia's ESPN Radio station 93.1.

Personal life

Edwards is married to the former Marlana Brown of Hodges, South Carolina and has three sons, Jackson, Thomas, and Colton.

During an on-air conversation with Ryen Russillo on December 31, 2015, Edwards stated without hesitation that his favorite movie is Fletch.

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