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{{Other people|Mark Edwards}}
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{{Infobox gridiron football person
{{Infobox NFL player
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| name = Marc Edwards
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|name=Marc Edwards
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|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1974|11|17}}
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|birth_place= [[Norwood, Ohio]]
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|death_date=
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|Position=[[Fullback (American football)|Fullback]]
| number = 44, 49
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|College=[[University of Notre Dame|Notre Dame]]
| position = [[Fullback (American football)|Fullback]]
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|DraftedYear=1997
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1974|11|17}}
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|DraftedRound=2 / Pick 55
| birth_place = [[Cincinnati, Ohio]]
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|Stats=Y
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|DatabaseFootball=EDWARMAR02
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|PFR=EdwaMa00
| height_ft = 6
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|years=1997-1998<br>1999-2000<br>2001-2002<br>2003-2004<br>2005
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|teams=[[San Francisco 49ers]]<br>[[Cleveland Browns]]<br>[[New England Patriots]]<br>[[Jacksonville Jaguars]]<br>[[Chicago Bears]]
| weight_lbs = 249
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|ProBowls=
| high_school = [[Norwood High School (Ohio)|Norwood (OH)]]
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}}
| college = [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|Notre Dame]]
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{{see also|Mark Edwards}}
| draftyear = 1997
 
| draftround = 2
 
| draftpick = 55
 
| pastteams =
 
*[[San Francisco 49ers]] ({{NFL Year|1997}}–{{NFL Year|1998}})
 
*[[Cleveland Browns]] ({{NFL Year|1999}}–{{NFL Year|2000}})
 
*[[New England Patriots]] ({{NFL Year|2001}}–{{NFL Year|2002}})
 
*[[Jacksonville Jaguars]] ({{NFL Year|2003}}–{{NFL Year|2004}})
 
*[[Chicago Bears]] ({{NFL Year|2005}})
 
|highlights=
 
*[[Mr. Football Award (Ohio)]] (1992)
 
*[[Super Bowl]] champion ([[Super Bowl XXXVI|XXXVI]])
 
| nflnew = marcedwards/2500517
 
| pfr = EdwaMa00
 
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'''Marc Alexander Edwards''' (born November 17, 1974) is a former professional [[American football]] player who last played in the [[National Football League|NFL]] in 2005 for the [[Chicago Bears]].
 
'''Marc Alexander Edwards''' (born November 17, 1974) is a former professional [[American football]] player who last played in the [[National Football League|NFL]] in 2005 for the [[Chicago Bears]].
   
Edwards attended Norwood High School in [[Norwood, Ohio]], and played starting middle linebacker on the school's football team alongside [[Robert Bales]], whom he replaced as the team's starting middle linebacker as a freshman star.<ref>{{cite news|title=At Home, Asking How ‘Our Bobby’ Became War Crime Suspect|url=https://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/us/sgt-robert-bales-from-small-town-ohio-to-afghanistan.html|date=March 19, 2012|accessdate=2012-03-19|publisher=New York Times}}</ref>
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Edwards was named Ohio's [[Mr. Football Award (Ohio)|Mr. Football]] in 1992 as the state's top player. He played [[college football]] at [[University of Notre Dame|Notre Dame]]. Following his team's upset win over the #5-ranked [[USC Trojans|University of Southern California Trojans]] on October 21, 1995, Edwards became the second [[University of Notre Dame|Fighting Irish]] player ever to be carried off the field by his teammates;<ref>Weiss, Dick. (October 22, 1995). [http://articles.nydailynews.com/1995-10-22/sports/17986361_1_notre-dame-stadium-irish-bert-berry.htm Slighting Irish Hurts Alleged USC Taunts Inspire Notre Dame]. ''[[Daily News (New York)|New York Daily News]]''.</ref> the first was [[Rudy Ruettiger|Daniel E. "Rudy" Ruettiger]] in 1975.
   
Edwards was named Ohio's [[Mr. Football Award (Ohio)|Mr. Football]] in 1992 as the state's top player. He played [[college football]] at [[University of Notre Dame|Notre Dame]]. Following his team's upset win over the #5-ranked [[USC Trojans|University of Southern California Trojans]] on October 21, 1995, Edwards became the second [[University of Notre Dame|Fighting Irish]] player ever to be carried off the field by his teammates; the first was [[Rudy Ruettiger|Daniel E. "Rudy" Ruettiger]] in 1975. Edwards's senior year he was picked as a team captain at Notre Dame.<ref>Weiss, Dick. (October 22, 1995). [http://articles.nydailynews.com/1995-10-22/sports/17986361_1_notre-dame-stadium-irish-bert-berry.htm Slighting Irish Hurts Alleged USC Taunts Inspire Notre Dame]. ''[[Daily News (New York)|New York Daily News]]''.</ref>
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Edwards was selected by the [[San Francisco 49ers]] in the second round (55th overall) of the [[1997 NFL Draft]]. After two years in San Francisco, Edwards played the following two years for the [[Cleveland Browns]] from 1999 to 2000. He has also played for the [[New England Patriots]] from 2001 to 2002 and the [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] from 2003 to 2004. Edwards's high school retired his #44 Jersey on September 11, 2010. In October 2010, a book by Aaron M. Smith about Edwards's life, ''Odyssey: From Blue Collar, Ohio To Super Bowl Champion'', was published.
   
Edwards was selected by the [[San Francisco 49ers]] in the second round (55th overall) of the [[1997 NFL Draft]]. After two years in San Francisco, Edwards played the following two years for the [[Cleveland Browns]] from 1999 to 2000. He has also played for the [[New England Patriots]] from 2001 to 2002 and the [[Jacksonville Jaguars]] from 2003 to 2004. Edwards's high school retired his #44 Jersey on September 11, 2009. In October 2010, a book by Aaron M. Smith about Edwards's life, ''Odyssey: From Blue Collar, Ohio To Super Bowl Champion'', was published.
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Edwards attended Norwood High School in [[Norwood, Ohio]], and played starting middle linebacker on the school's football team alongside [[Robert Bales]], whom he replaced as the team's starting middle linebacker as a freshman star.<ref>{{cite news|url=http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/19/us/sgt-robert-bales-from-small-town-ohio-to-afghanistan.html|date=March 19, 2012|accessdate=2012-03-19|publisher=New York Times}}</ref>
   
 
==References==
 
==References==
 
{{Reflist}}
 
{{Reflist}}
   
{{49ers1997DraftPicks}}
 
 
{{Super Bowl XXXVI}}
 
{{Super Bowl XXXVI}}
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{{Persondata <!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]]. -->
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| NAME = Edwards, Marc
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| ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Edwards, Marc Alexander
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| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
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| DATE OF BIRTH = November 17, 1974
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| PLACE OF BIRTH = Norwood, Ohio
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| DATE OF DEATH =
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| PLACE OF DEATH =
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[[Category:1974 births]]
 
[[Category:1974 births]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
 
[[Category:Living people]]
[[Category:People from Norwood, Ohio]]
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[[Category:People from Cincinnati, Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Ohio]]
 
[[Category:Players of American football from Ohio]]
 
[[Category:American football fullbacks]]
 
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[[Category:Big 33 Football Classic alumni]]
 
[[Category:Notre Dame Fighting Irish football players]]
 
[[Category:Notre Dame Fighting Irish football players]]
 
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[[Category:Jacksonville Jaguars players]]
 
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[[Category:Chicago Bears players]]
 
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