Dan Edwards, the Jaguars’ senior vice president, communications, marks his 23rd year with the Jaguars and his 33rd season in the NFL in 2016. He is responsible for the Jaguars' communications division, which includes public relations, digital media content and broadcasting.
Joining the Jaguars in May of 1994 from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Edwards at that time had ten seasons of NFL experience with the Steelers, the Miami Dolphins and the league office. He was promoted to vice president in 2003, when the Jaguars’ community relations and Internet content departments were added to his responsibilities. He is one of six current Jaguars staff members who have been with the franchise since its first year in 1994.
Edwards received a scholarship from NFL Charities in 1984 and began his NFL career that year as a public relations intern in the NFL office in New York. He spent the 1984 football season working in publicity for the Miami Dolphins, who played in Super Bowl XIX that year, before joining the Steelers in 1985.
During Edwards’ nine years with the Steelers, the last seven as public relations director (1987-93), the team’s public relations staff received the 1991 Pete Rozelle Award from the Pro Football Writers of America. Edwards has worked with the NFL staff at 29 Super Bowls in addition to the 1990 Pro Bowl.
Prior to entering the NFL, Edwards worked in professional baseball as an administrative assistant with the Eugene (Ore.) Emeralds, a single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds. He played football and baseball for Montgomery College (Md.) before transferring to the University of Oregon.
Edwards received his undergraduate degree in business administration with a major in management from the University of Oregon in 1981, and a master's degree in sports administration/facility management from Ohio University in 1984. In 2004 he attended the NFL-Stanford Program for Managers at Stanford University, and for the past nine years he has served as an adjunct professor in sport communication at the University of North Florida.
Edwards serves on the board of directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida and is a member of the Leadership Jacksonville class of 2009. He and his wife Tricia have four children: sons Christian and Preston and daughters Danielle and Victoria.
|03/16/2017||Josh McNary (LB) signed.|
|03/12/2017||Roy Miller (DT) released.|
|03/11/2017||Earl Watford (OL) signed.|
|03/11/2017||Stefan Charles (DT) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Barry Church (S) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Calais Campbell (DL) signed.|
|03/10/2017||Lerentee McCray (DE) signed.|
|03/10/2017||A.J. Bouye (CB) signed.|
|03/09/2017||Julius Thomas (TE) traded to Miami.|
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|Fowler Jr., Dante||DNP||-|