Brad Edwards (American football)

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Brad Edwards (American football)
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Date of birth: (1966-02-22) February 22, 1966 (age 48)
Place of birth: Lumberton, North Carolina
Career information
Position(s): Safety
College: South Carolina
NFL Draft: 1988 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54
As player:
Minnesota Vikings
Washington Redskins
Atlanta Falcons
Career stats
Playing stats at

Bradford Wayne Edwards (born February 22, 1966) is a former American football defensive back who played nine seasons in the National Football League for the Minnesota Vikings, Washington Redskins, and the Atlanta Falcons. He is the Director of Athletics at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He graduated from Douglas Byrd High School in Fayetteville, North Carolina in 1984. Edwards then played college football at the University of South Carolina and was drafted in the second round of the 1988 NFL Draft. He started in Super Bowl XXVI against the Buffalo Bills, had two interceptions, and was runner-up MVP. 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. Edwards is the former Director of Athletics at Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, Florida and as of June 2014, has accepted a position as Director of Athletics at George Mason University . In May 2011, Edwards was inducted into the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. Edwards can also frequently be heard on Columbia's ESPN Radio station 93.1. Edwards is married to the former Marlana Brown of Hodges, SC and has three sons, Jackson, Thomas, and Colton.