Edgerton Hartwell
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-05-27) May 27, 1978 (age 41)
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
Debuted in 2001 for the Baltimore Ravens
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
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Edgerton "Ed" Hartwell, II (born May 27, 1978 in Las Vegas, Nevada) is a former NFL 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 has also been a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, and Oakland Raiders.

Early yearsEdit

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 careerEdit

Baltimore RavensEdit

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 FalconsEdit

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 BengalsEdit

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 RaidersEdit

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 LocomotivesEdit

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

Personal lifeEdit

Edgerton Hartwell married 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 in 2007.[2] Lisa also has sons Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998) with ex-husband Keith Sweat.[3][4]

Ed and Lisa announced their separation in August 2011. As of October, 2011, they are divorced.[citation needed]

Media appearancesEdit

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,[5] a jewelry line called Wu Girls,[5][6] a t-shirt line called Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a women's clothing line called Closet Freaks,[7] and a baby clothing line called Hart 2 Hart Baby.[5][8]

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


According to an article on, a consumer financial services company, court records posted on 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.[9]


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