Arizona State’s head football coach is Herman Edwards Jr. He is a former player, football coach, and sports analyst. As a player, Edwards is best known for scoring the game-winning touchdown on a fumble recovery in 1978’s Miracle in the Meadowlands.
During a Jets press conference, he said, “You play to win the game!” This became the title of Edwards’ self-help book.
|Celebrated Name:||Herm Edwards|
|Real Name/Full Name:||Herman Edwards Jr.|
|Age:||68 years old|
|Birth Date:||April 27, 1954|
|Birth Place:||Oceanport, New Jersey, USA|
|Wife/Spouse (Name):||Lia Edwards (m. 2000)|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||Yes (Marcus Edwards, Vivian Edwards &Gabrielle Edwards)|
|Is Herm Edwards Gay?:||No|
|Profession:||American Football Player/Coach/Sports Analyst|
|Salary:||$ 3.5 million/year|
|Net Worth in 2022:||$10 million|
Herman Edwards Biography
Herman Edwards was born on an Army base in Eatontown, New Jersey, to a World War II veteran and a German lady named Martha. He played collegiate football at the University of California in 1972 and 1974, Monterey Peninsula Junior College in 1973, and San Diego State University in 1975. (SDSU).
He earned a criminal justice degree from San Diego State University. He aided in the promotion of the Monterey County Special Olympics for many years. The presence of Herm Edwards Jr. enlightened the people of Monterey County about the importance of athletics for the developmentally disabled.
Herman Edwards Age, Height, Weight
Herm Edwards, who was born on April 27, 1954, is 68 years old as of, 2022. His height is 1.82 m, and he weighs 88 kg.
Herman Edwards’s Wife and children
Edwards was born in the New Jersey town of Fort Monmouth. Edwards grew up in Seaside, California, and attended Monterey High School. He lives with his daughters, Gabrielle and Vivian, as well as his wife, Lia. He has a son named Marcus from a previous relationship.
Edwards follows a strict fitness regimen that includes going to the gym at 5:00 a.m. six days a week. Edwards wears formal shoes with his coaching gear rather than sports sneakers – he polishes the shoes himself before each game! His zeal and faith-based demeanor are well-known. Edwards, who was raised as a Baptist, converted to Catholicism alongside his family and is now a practicing Catholic.
Herman Edwards career
In 2012, Edward appeared in an episode of Broke that was heavily based on the high number of bankruptcy and poor financial decisions made by professional athletes. Herm was named senior adviser to the proposed Major League Football in 2015.
Edwards played nine seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles, from 1977 to 1985, and was a member of the team that won Super Bowl XV. His 33 career interceptions are just one short of the team record.
Edwards later played for the Los Angeles Rams and the Atlanta Falcons before retiring in 1986. The pinnacle of Edwards’ playing career occurred in the final seconds of a game against the New York Giants at the Meadowlands on November 19, 1978.
With no timeouts remaining, the Giants defeated the Eagles 17–12. Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik attempted to pass the ball to defensive back Larry Csonka rather than simply accepting the snap from center and kneeling. However, the ball became loose, and Edwards scooped it up and returned it for a touchdown, giving the Eagles a 19–17 victory.
The play became quite famous in Philadelphia, earning the nicknames ‘The Miracle in the Meadowlands’ and ‘The Fumble’ in New York. As a result of ‘The Miracle in the Meadowlands,’ the victory formation was created.
It became known as ‘Herman Edwards Play.’ After his playing career ended, Edwards worked as a defensive assistant at San Jose State from 1987 to 1989. On January 28, 2001, Edwards was named head coach of the New York Jets. Edwards led the Jets to a 39–41 record in five years as head coach.
Edwards’ first regular-season game as the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach ended in a 23–10 home loss. Herm Edwards led the Kansas City Chiefs to a string of defeats. On January 23, 2009, he was fired after the contentious decision backfired, resulting in a loss to the Carolina Panthers.
In 2009, Edwards was hired as an analyst for the network’s NFL Live show. On December 3, 2017, Edwards was named head coach of the Arizona State football team.
He won his first game against UTSA on September 1st, 2018. Edwards teaches at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Herman Edwards Achievements and Awards
He hasn’t received any notable awards as of yet, but Herm Edwards was named Dodd Trophy Coach of the Week in November 2019.
Herm Edwards’s Net Worth
Herman Edwards Jr., the Arizona team’s head coach, is said to earn around $3.5 million per year. By March 2023, his net worth is expected to exceed $10 million. Herm Edwards makes a lot of money from his massive social media fan base.
Herman Edwards became the sixth African-American head coach in the National Football League when he took over as head coach of the New York Jets in 2001. (NFL). Edwards, known for his calm teaching style, has been hailed as a new breed of coach who brings a leadership mentality derived from corporate management ideas to professional sports.