Edgerton Hartwell

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Edgerton Hartwell
No. 56, 50
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-05-27) May 27, 1978 (age 37)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
College: Western Illinois
NFL draft: 2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Stats at NFL.com

Edgerton "Ed" Hartwell, II (born May 27, 1978) is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Western Illinois and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Hartwell was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Las Vegas Locomotives.

Early years[edit]

Hartwell attended Cheyenne High School in North Las Vegas, Nevada and was a letterman in football, basketball, and track. In football, he was a USA Today All-USA honorable mention selection as a senior. He played college football at Western Illinois University.[citation needed]

Professional career[edit]

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

Hartwell was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played for the Ravens from 2001 to 2004. He never missed a game, though he was limited to special teams in 2001. He finished his career with the Ravens with 337 tackles, six sacks and one interception.[citation needed]

Atlanta Falcons[edit]

After the 2004 season, Hartwell became a free agent and was signed to a six-year, $26.25 million contract by the Atlanta Falcons.[1] He spent two injury-plagued seasons with the Falcons before being released on March 2, 2007. He played in only 13 games recording 63 tackles and one sack.[citation needed]

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

On May 3, 2007, Hartwell signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he was released on September 1 following the preseason and spent the rest of the year out of football.[citation needed]

Oakland Raiders[edit]

Hartwell signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 2, 2008. He was released by the team on August 13 after the team signed punter Glenn Pakulak.[citation needed]

Las Vegas Locomotives[edit]

Hartwell signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2010. Coincidentally, Las Vegas is Ed Hartwell's place of birth.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Edgerton Hartwell eloped with Lisa Wu-Hartwell of The Real Housewives of Atlanta on December 31, 2005.[2] They had a formal ceremony on May 20, 2006 at The Verandas in Santa Monica, California. Their son Ed Jr. was born May 9, 2007.[2][3] Lisa also has sons Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998) with ex-husband Keith Sweat.[4][5]

Ed announced their separation in August 2011 via his Facebook page. On October 7, 2011, their divorce was final.[6]

Media appearances[edit]

Hartwell is featured in seasons 1 and 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a Bravo TV reality show that follows the life of the Hartwells and several other Housewives and their families. Lisa and Ed Hartwell had several aspiring businesses such as a real estate firm called Hartwell and Associates,[7] a jewelry line called Wu Girls,[7][8] a t-shirt line called Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a women's clothing line called Closet Freaks,[9] and a baby clothing line called Hart 2 Hart Baby.[7][10]

Ed Hartwell has also appeared on Tyler Perry's House of Payne.[citation needed]


According to an article on Bankrate.com, a consumer financial services company, court records posted on TMZ.com show the couple borrowed $2.9 million to buy their suburban mansion in June 2007. Just over two years later, Bank of America paid $1.9 million for the house at a foreclosure sale at the Forsyth County, Ga. courthouse, after the Hartwells defaulted on their adjustable-rate mortgage from the bank.[11]


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