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{{Other people|Mark Edwards}}
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{{Infobox NFL player
|name=Marc Edwards
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| name = Marc Edwards
|birth_date={{Birth date and age|1974|11|17}}
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| image = <!-- Only free-content images are allowed for depicting living people -- see [[WP:NONFREE]]. -->
|birth_place= [[Norwood, Ohio]]
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| alt =
|Position=[[Fullback (American football)|Fullback]]
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| caption =
|College=[[University of Notre Dame|Notre Dame]]
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| number = 44, 49
|DraftedYear=1997
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| position = [[Fullback (American football)|Fullback]]
|DraftedRound=2 / Pick 55
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| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1974|11|17}}
|Stats=Y
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| birth_place = [[Cincinnati, Ohio]]
|DatabaseFootball=EDWARMAR02
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| death_date =
|PFR=EdwaMa00
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| death_place =
|years=1997-1998<br>1999-2000<br>2001-2002<br>2003-2004<br>2005
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| height_ft = 6
|teams=[[San Francisco 49ers]]<br>[[Cleveland Browns]]<br>[[New England Patriots]]<br>[[Jacksonville Jaguars]]<br>[[Chicago Bears]]
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| height_in = 0
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| weight_lbs = 249
}}
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| high_school = [[Norwood High School (Ohio)|Norwood (OH)]]
{{see also|Mark Edwards}}
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| college = [[Notre Dame Fighting Irish football|Notre Dame]]
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| draftyear = 1997
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| draftround = 2
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| draftpick = 55
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| pastteams =
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*[[San Francisco 49ers]] ({{NFL Year|1997}}–{{NFL Year|1998}})
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*[[Cleveland Browns]] ({{NFL Year|1999}}–{{NFL Year|2000}})
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*[[New England Patriots]] ({{NFL Year|2001}}–{{NFL Year|2002}})
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*[[Jacksonville Jaguars]] ({{NFL Year|2003}}–{{NFL Year|2004}})
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*[[Chicago Bears]] ({{NFL Year|2005}})
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|highlights=
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*[[Mr. Football Award (Ohio)]] (1992)
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*[[Super Bowl]] champion ([[Super Bowl XXXVI|XXXVI]])
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| nflnew = marcedwards/2500517
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| pfr = EdwaMa00
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}}
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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 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.
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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|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>
   
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.
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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; 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>
   
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>
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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, 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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{{Persondata <!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]]. -->
 
| NAME = Edwards, Marc
 
| ALTERNATIVE NAMES = Edwards, Marc Alexander
 
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American football player
 
| DATE OF BIRTH = November 17, 1974
 
| PLACE OF BIRTH = Norwood, Ohio
 
| DATE OF DEATH =
 
| PLACE OF DEATH =
 
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Latest revision as of 05:09, August 7, 2019

Marc Edwards
No. 44, 49     
Fullback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1974-11-17) November 17, 1974 (age 45)
Place of birth: Cincinnati, Ohio
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1997 / Round: 2 / Pick: 55
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*San Francisco 49ers ( 1997 1998)
Career highlights and awards
*Mr. Football Award (Ohio) (1992)
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Marc Alexander Edwards (born November 17, 1974) is a former professional American football player who last played in the 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.[1]

Edwards was named Ohio's Mr. Football in 1992 as the state's top player. He played college football at Notre Dame. Following his team's upset win over the #5-ranked University of Southern California Trojans on October 21, 1995, Edwards became the second Fighting Irish player ever to be carried off the field by his teammates; the first was Daniel E. "Rudy" Ruettiger in 1975. Edwards's senior year he was picked as a team captain at Notre Dame.[2]

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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