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 39)
Place of birth: Las Vegas, Nevada
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school: North Las Vegas (NV) Cheyenne
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
Tackles: 400
Sacks: 7
Interceptions: 1
Player stats at NFL.com

Edgerton "Ed" Hartwell II (born May 27, 1978)[1] 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 was born in Las Vegas, Nevada,[1] and graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1996.[2] He played college football at University of Wisconsin and Western Illinois University.[3]

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.[4] He spent two injury-plagued seasons with the Falcons before being released on March 2, 2007.[5] 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.[2][6]

Personal life[edit]

Marriage to Lisa Wu-Hartwell[edit]

Hartwell married reality television personality Lisa Wu-Hartwell in December 2005.[7][8][9] Their son Ed Jr. was born May 9, 2007.[10] Lisa also has sons Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998) with ex-husband R&B singer Keith Sweat.[11][12][13]

Court records show that Lisa Wu-Hartwell and Ed Hartwell 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, Georgia courthouse, after the Hartwells defaulted on their adjustable-rate mortgage from the bank.[14][not in citation given][15]

Ed Hartwell filed for divorce on August 24, 2011; it was finalized October 7, 2011,[16] with the court document giving her name as Sharon Millette Hartwell.[17][18]

Marriage to Keshia Knight Pulliam[edit]

On New Year's Day 2016, Hartwell married actress Keshia Knight Pulliam.[19][20] On July 17, 2016, Pulliam announced that she was expecting her first child, a girl, with husband Ed Hartwell.[21] Hartwell filed for divorce on July 25, 2016.[22][23]

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,[24][25][26][unreliable source?] a jewelry line called Wu Girls,[26][27] a t-shirt line called Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a women's clothing line called Closet Freak,[28][29] and a baby clothing line called Hart 2 Hart Baby.[26][30]


  1. ^ a b "Ed Hartwell". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Las Vegas native Ed Hartwell ecstatic as Locomotives open training camp". lasvegassun.com. Las Vegas Sun. 19 August 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Mel Kiper Jr., Mel Jr. (November 3, 2000). "Sleeper of the Week: Edgerton Hartwell". ESPN. Archived from the original on November 9, 2000. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Atlanta is where Hartwell is: LB picks Falcons". espn.com. ESPN. 21 March 2005. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  5. ^ "Falcons release CB Jason Webster - USATODAY.com". USA Today. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  6. ^ "Locomotives bolster roster through UFL Draft". Las Vegas Sun. 3 June 2010. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  7. ^ "'Real Housewives' star splits from husband". New York Daily News. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  8. ^ "Former ‘Real Housewives’ Lisa Wu Hartwell separates from husband - Radio and TV Talk". radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Annie Martin (22 January 2016). "Keshia Knight Pulliam announces marriage". upi.com. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  10. ^ http://www.blackcelebkids.com/2010/05/10/ej-hartwells-zoorific-birthday happy 3rd Birthday EJ!
  11. ^ "Lisa Wu Hartwell sues Keith Sweat for full custody". accessatlanta.com. Access Atlanta. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2016. The two children are Jordan Sweat, age 14, and Justin Sweat, age 11. 
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-12-22. Retrieved 2015-03-09. 
  14. ^ "Theyre rich and famous and in foreclosure". Bankrate.com. Bankrate.com. 
  15. ^ Tuman, Diane (11 August 2009). "Atlanta 'Housewife' Lisa Wu Hartwell Loses Home to Foreclosure". zillow.com. Zillow. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  16. ^ "Court Documents Show Lisa Wu and Ed Hartwell’s Divorce Is Finalized - Wetpaint, Inc.". wetpaint.com. Wetpaint. 20 November 2012. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  17. ^ "Former RHOA Lisa Wu & Ed Hartwell Divorce Final… *Court Documents*". StraightFromTheA.com. January 4, 2012. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Edgerton Hartwell, II vs. haron Millette Hartwell". Superior Court, Fulton County, Georgia. August 24, 2011. Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Ex-'Cosby' kid Keshia Knight Pulliam is engaged". usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  20. ^ "'Cosby Show' Star Keshia Knight Pulliam Is Engaged". ABC News. 3 January 2016. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  21. ^ "The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam Is Pregnant". Us Weekly. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  22. ^ Martin, Annie. "Keshia Knight Pulliam headed for divorce after pregnancy news: The actress and Ed Hartwell married in January after four months of dating". United Press International. July 26, 2016.
  23. ^ "Keshia Knight Pulliam "blindsided" by divorce filing, claims Ed Hartwell cheated - Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett". buzz.blog.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  24. ^ Keys, Lisa (23 November 2008). "ATLANTA ‘HOUSEWIFE’ CONFIDENTIAL". New York Post. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  25. ^ "Atlanta 'Housewife' Lisa Wu Hartwell Loses Home to Foreclosure - Zillow Porchlight". Zillow. 11 August 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2016. 
  26. ^ a b c jaymie (November 2008). "Atlanta "Housewive" Lisa Wu Hartwell". Asiancemagazine.com. 
  27. ^ "Lisa Wu Hartwell's Jewelry Collection". Essence.com. Essence Magazine. Archived from the original on 2009-09-10. 
  28. ^ Kris De Leon (28 May 2009). "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Lisa Wu-Hartwell Launches New Clothing Line". BuddyTV. Retrieved 4 August 2016. 
  29. ^ "Lisa Wu Closet Freak". Essence.com. Essence Magazine. 
  30. ^ "Designs by Lisa Wu Hartwell". Essence.com. Essence Magazine. Archived from the original on 2010-09-10. 

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