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Whether it is his faith, his family or his football team, Herman Edwards exudes passion in all areas of life. Herm’s career is defined by his energetic and enthusiastic attitude, first as an NFL player and coach, then as an NFL studio analyst for ESPN, and now as the head football coach at Arizona State University. Edwards joined ASU in December of 2017 after nine years at ESPN. In his first season, Edwards finished tied for second in the Pac 12 South.
At ESPN, Edwards’ voice was fully integrated into all of the network’s platforms, from radio and digital to television. Edwards utilizes his diverse background in pro football to be one of the most informed and educated analysts on television. In 2013, Edwards was named the Team ESPN’s Commentator of the Year.
Also in 2013, Edwards joined elite company as a recipient of the Walter Camp Man of the Year Award. Most recently, Edwards was honored with the 2015 Shell Legacy Award, a recognition celebrating individuals with a legacy of charitable giving.
Edwards enjoyed a 10-year professional playing career from 1977-86, spending the first nine of those seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles. He earned second-team All-NFC honors in 1980 and played an instrumental role on a hard-hitting Philadelphia defense that helped boost the Eagles to a berth in Super Bowl XV that season.
Edwards concluded his NFL playing career in 1986 and secured his first job with the Kansas City Chiefs in ‘89 as the recipient of the club’s Minority Coaching Fellowship. Edwards is the first graduate of the fellowship to become the head coach of the franchise for which he served his fellowship.
Beginning his coaching career as defensive backs coach at San Jose State (1987-89), Edwards later returned to Kansas City as the defensive backs coach from 1992-94. After a one-year stint as a pro personnel scout with Kansas City in ‘95, Edwards moved with Tony Dungy to Tampa Bay in 1996.
In 2001, Edwards departed Tampa Bay to become head coach of the New York Jets. In five seasons as the Jets head coach, Edwards compiled a 39-41 record. He registered 35 victories with the Jets from ’01-’04, tying Joe Walton (’83-’86) for the most regular season wins by any coach in his initial four years with the team. Edwards also led the N.Y. Jets to the postseason in his first campaign with the squad.
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Herm was amazing, he got huge accolades from our team members and was very engaging! General Electric Digital Energy
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