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Herman Edwards

Herman Lee Edwards (twitter: @HermEdwardsESPN)

Position: DB
Height: 6-0    Weight: 194 lbs.

Born: April 27, 1954 in Fort Monmouth, NJ
High School: Monterey
College: California, San Diego St.   (school history)

Playing Record

Coaching Results

Challenges
Year Age Tm Lg G W L T W-L% G plyf W plyf L plyf W-L% Rank Num Won Notes
2001 47 New York Jets NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 1 0 1 .000 3 7 3
2002 48 New York Jets NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 2 1 1 .500 1 8 4
2003 49 New York Jets NFL 16 6 10 0 .375 4 4 2
2004 50 New York Jets NFL 16 10 6 0 .625 2 1 1 .500 2 2 0
2005 51 New York Jets NFL 16 4 12 0 .250 4 6 3
2006 52 Kansas City Chiefs NFL 16 9 7 0 .563 1 0 1 .000 2 6 3
2007 53 Kansas City Chiefs NFL 16 4 12 0 .250 3 8 2
2008 54 Kansas City Chiefs NFL 16 2 14 0 .125 4 12 5
8 yrs 128 54 74 0 .422 6 2 4 .333 2.9 53 22
5 yrs NYJ 80 39 41 0 .488 5 2 3 .400 2.8 27 12
3 yrs KAN 48 15 33 0 .313 1 0 1 .000 3.0 26 10

Games over .500: -20
Super Bowl Wins: 0
Overall Championships: 0
Conference Championships: 0
Division Championships: 1

Team's Ranks

Team Ranks in various categories, Lower ALWAYS indicates better performance.
Overall Offense Rushing Off Passing Off Defense Rushing Def Passing Def
Year Tm Tms WL% T/G Pts± Yds± Yds Pts GvA Att Yds TD Y/A FL Att Yds TD Int NY/A Yds Pts TkA Att Yds TD Y/A FR Att Yds TD Int nY/A
2001 NYJ 31 9 1 12 22 24 17 2 14 4 14 3 1 26 29 22 7 18 19 12 2 25 28 22 27 1 15 7 4 9 8
2002 NYJ 32 11 11 16 23 22 15 4 27 22 18 23 7 24 17 10 2 4 24 14 27 13 18 23 27 27 19 21 5 20 22
2003 NYJ 32 20 14 18 22 19 23 2 29 25 26 18 2 24 13 15 8 8 21 8 28 31 28 24 18 26 2 10 4 29 24
2004 NYJ 32 7 2 8 6 12 17 1 3 3 8 4 1 30 22 20 3 11 7 4 8 11 5 5 4 7 10 14 15 9 18
2005 NYJ 32 26 20 28 29 31 29 25 27 31 22 28 31 24 28 30 14 28 12 23 15 32 29 27 14 32 3 2 6 5 9
2006 KAN 32 9 10 13 17 16 15 14 3 9 6 12 21 27 22 20 6 13 16 11 10 20 18 17 21 5 12 18 9 20 21
2007 KAN 32 27 28 26 24 31 31 22 30 32 30 31 19 11 20 24 23 28 13 14 28 26 28 12 25 27 4 5 4 23 14
2008 KAN 32 30 8 29 27 24 26 13 29 16 28 4 6 9 20 8 21 26 31 29 9 29 30 29 31 2 18 28 18 17 28
8 yrs %tile 49 66 44 36 33 35 71 40 48 44 55 69 34 36 45 70 50 47 58 54 30 31 41 38 54 71 62 78 51 47
5 yrs NYJ 57 73 52 39 35 40 82 40 50 48 56 77 23 34 42 82 60 51 65 53 33 35 40 46 45 72 69 82 58 52
3 yrs KAN 34 55 32 32 29 28 52 39 44 36 54 55 54 39 49 51 33 41 47 54 25 24 43 23 68 68 50 71 41 38

Full Coaching History

Year Age Level Employer Role
1987 33 College San Jose University Offensive Assistant
1988 34 College San Jose University Offensive Assistant
1989 35 College San Jose University Offensive Assistant
1990 36 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Scout
1991 37 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Scout
1992 38 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
1993 39 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
1994 40 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
1995 41 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Defensive Backs
1996 42 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs
1997 43 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs
1998 44 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs
1999 45 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs
2000 46 NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs
2001 47 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
2002 48 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
2003 49 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
2004 50 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
2005 51 NFL New York Jets Head Coach
2006 52 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach
2007 53 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach
2008 54 NFL Kansas City Chiefs Head Coach

Challenges

Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2001-09-23 2 10 2-10 NWE 19 O Drew Bledsoe pass complete to Bert Emanuel for 17 yards (tackle by Damien Robinson and James Farrior).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Drew Bledsoe pass incomplete intended for Bert Emanuel
2001-10-28 2 9 2-9 CAR 10 U Vinny Testaverde pass complete to Richie Anderson for 3 yards (tackle by Dean Wells). Richie Anderson fumbles (forced by Dean Wells), recovered by Rashard Anderson at CAR-6 and returned for 94 yards, touchdown.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-11-04 2 7 2-7 NYJ 15 U Curtis Martin left guard for 12 yards (tackle by Kevin Mathis). Curtis Martin fumbles (forced by Kevin Mathis), recovered by Sammy Knight at NYJ-27.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-11-11 1 10 1-10 NYJ 41 O Trent Green pass complete to Derrick Alexander for 18 yards (tackle by Aaron Glenn).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Trent Green pass incomplete intended for Derrick Alexander
2001-12-02 1 10 1-10 NWE 15 U Tom Brady pass incomplete intended for J.R. Redmond.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2001-12-23 1 10 1-10 NYJ 28 U Peyton Manning pass complete to Marcus Pollard for 28 yards, touchdown.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002-01-12 2 10 2-10 NYJ 49 O Rich Gannon pass complete to Tim Brown for 23 yards (tackle by Aaron Glenn).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Rich Gannon pass incomplete intended for Tim Brown
2001Challenges: 7 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 4
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2002-09-15 2 9 2-9 NWE 21 O Tom Brady pass complete to Troy Brown for 15 yards (tackle by Damien Robinson).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Tom Brady pass incomplete intended for Troy Brown
2002-09-22 3 7 3-7 NYJ 23 O Vinny Testaverde pass incomplete intended for Anthony Becht is intercepted by Shawn Wooden at NYJ-26 and returned for 26 yards, touchdown.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Vinny Testaverde pass incomplete intended for Anthony Becht is intercepted by Shawn Wooden at NYJ-26
2002-09-22 2 8 2-8 MIA 10 U Jay Fiedler pass complete to Chris Chambers for 17 yards.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002-10-27 1 10 1-10 CLE 40 U Tim Couch pass complete to Kevin Johnson for 10 yards.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002-11-10 2 9 2-9 NYJ 9 O Ray Lucas pass complete to Chris Chambers for 9 yards, touchdown.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Ray Lucas pass incomplete intended for Chris Chambers
2002-12-29 2 8 2-8 NYJ 40 O Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Laveranues Coles.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Chad Pennington pass complete to Laveranues Coles for 43 yards
2003-01-12 2 5 2-5 NYJ 39 U Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Santana Moss.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2003-01-12 3 16 3-16 RAI 50 U Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Santana Moss.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2002Challenges: 8 Overturned: 4 Upheld: 4
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2003-10-19 4 1 4-1 NYJ 1 U Stacey Mack up the middle for 1 yard, touchdown.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2003-11-02 2 10 2-10 NYJ 38 O Kerry Collins pass complete to Amani Toomer for no gain.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Kerry Collins pass incomplete intended for Amani Toomer (defended by Aaron Beasley)
2003-12-01 2 12 2-12 OTI 12 O Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Santana Moss is intercepted by Samari Rolle at TEN-0. Penalty on Samari Rolle: Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 10 yards.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Santana Moss (defended by Samari Rolle). Penalty on Samari Rolle: Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 6 yards
2003-12-28 MIA 1 U Two Point Attempt: Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Anthony Becht, conversion fails.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2003Challenges: 4 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2004-09-19 3 1 3-1 SDG 10 U Chad Pennington pass incomplete intended for Chris Baker.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-01-02 3 11 3-11 RAM 30 U Marc Bulger pass complete to Torry Holt for 15 yards (tackle by David Barrett).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2004Challenges: 2 Overturned: 0 Upheld: 2
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2005-09-18 3 8 3-8 MIA 8 U Chad Pennington pass complete to Wayne Chrebet for 7 yards (tackle by Junior Seau).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-09-25 3 5 3-5 NYJ 30 O Byron Leftwich pass complete to Matt Jones for 5 yards (tackle by Derrick Strait).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Byron Leftwich pass complete to Matt Jones for 4 yards (tackle by Derrick Strait)
2005-10-24 2 10 2-10 NYJ 47 U Vinny Testaverde sacked by Antwan Lake for -14 yards. Vinny Testaverde fumbles (forced by Antwan Lake), recovered by Patrick Kerney at NYJ-28 and returned for 2 yards (tackle by Jerald Sowell).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2005-10-24 2 10 2-10 NYJ 20 O Brooks Bollinger sacked by Roderick Coleman for -7 yards. Brooks Bollinger fumbles (forced by Roderick Coleman), recovered by DeAngelo Hall at NYJ-24.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Brooks Bollinger pass incomplete
2005-12-11 1 10 1-10 NYJ 20 U Marques Tuiasosopo pass complete to Jerry Porter for 20 yards (tackle by Jonathan Vilma). Jerry Porter fumbles (forced by Jonathan Vilma), recovered by Jerry Porter at NYJ-0, touchdown.
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-01-01 3 5 3-5 NYJ 27 O Cedric Houston right tackle for 4 yards (tackle by Ryan Denney). Cedric Houston fumbles (forced by Ryan Denney), recovered by Troy Vincent at NYJ-33 (tackle by Scott Gragg).
NYJ challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Cedric Houston right tackle for 4 yards (tackle by Ryan Denney)
2005Challenges: 6 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 3
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2006-10-01 KAN 30 O Lawrence Tynes kicks off 74 yards, returned by Maurice Hicks for 53 yards (tackle by Dee Brown).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Lawrence Tynes kicks off 74 yards, returned by Maurice Hicks for 53 yards (tackle by Rod Gardner). Maurice Hicks fumbles (forced by Rod Gardner), recovered by Jarrad Page at KAN-49 (tackle by Arnaz Battle)
2006-10-08 2 12 2-12 CRD 15 O Damon Huard pass incomplete short right intended for Samie Parker. Penalty on Robert Tate: Defensive Pass Interference, 14 yards (no play).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Damon Huard pass complete short right to Samie Parker for 15 yards, touchdown. Penalty on Robert Tate: Defensive Pass Interference (Declined)
2006-10-22 3 10 3-10 SDG 34 O Philip Rivers pass complete to Antonio Gates for 14 yards (tackle by Derrick Johnson).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was overturned: Philip Rivers pass incomplete intended for Antonio Gates
2006-10-29 1 10 1-10 KAN 29 U Seneca Wallace pass complete to Deion Branch for 26 yards (tackle by Lenny Walls).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-10-29 4 12 4-12 SEA 19 U Dustin Colquitt for no gain. Kelly Herndon fumbles, recovered by Kelly Herndon at SEA-39 and returned for 61 yards, touchdown.
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006-12-31 2 6 2-6 JAX 6 U Trent Green pass complete to Tony Gonzalez for 5 yards (tackle by Terry Cousin).
KAN challenged the ruling, and the play was upheld.
2006Challenges: 6 Overturned: 3 Upheld: 3
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2007-09-09 3 7 3-7 KAN 42 U Damon Huard pass complete short right to Kris Wilson for -4 yards. Kris Wilson fumbles (forced by Jamar Fletcher), recovered by Mario Williams at KAN-38 and returned for 38 yards, touchdown.
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-09-16 3 2 3-2 CHI 27 U Damon Huard pass incomplete short right intended for Jeff Webb (defended by Charles Tillman).
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-09-23 3 10 3-10 KAN 43 U Damon Huard sacked by Spencer Johnson for 0 yards. Damon Huard fumbles (forced by Spencer Johnson), recovered by Chad Greenway at KAN-33 (tackle by Casey Wiegmann).
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-10-14 2 10 2-10 CIN 45 O Damon Huard pass complete short left to Samie Parker for 13 yards (tackle by Robert Geathers). Samie Parker fumbles (forced by Robert Geathers), recovered by Robert Geathers at CIN-32 (tackle by Samie Parker).
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Damon Huard pass incomplete short left intended for Samie Parker (defended by Robert Geathers)
2007-11-11 1 10 1-10 KAN 20 U Damon Huard sacked by Elvis Dumervil for -8 yards. Damon Huard fumbles (forced by Elvis Dumervil), recovered by Nate Webster at KAN-17 and returned for 17 yards, touchdown.
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-11-25 3 10 3-10 KAN 37 O Daunte Culpepper pass complete short left to Jerry Porter for 16 yards (tackle by Benny Sapp and Greg Wesley).
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Daunte Culpepper pass incomplete short left intended for Jerry Porter (defended by Greg Wesley)
2007-11-25 3 5 3-5 RAI 27 U Brodie Croyle pass complete short left to Eddie Kennison for 4 yards (tackle by Chris Carr).
KAN challenged the first down ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007-12-09 2 5 2-5 DEN 43 U Brodie Croyle sacked by Josh Mallard for 0 yards. Brodie Croyle fumbles (forced by Josh Mallard), recovered by Steven Harris at DEN-41 (tackle by Will Svitek).
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2007Challenges: 8 Overturned: 2 Upheld: 6
Date Down ToGo Location Detail
2008-09-28 1 10 1-10 DEN 43 U Larry Johnson right tackle for -2 yards (tackle by Champ Bailey). Larry Johnson fumbles (forced by Champ Bailey), recovered by Boss Bailey at DEN-45 (tackle by Larry Johnson).
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-10-05 3 5 3-5 KAN 5 O Jake Delhomme pass incomplete short middle intended for Steve Smith (defended by Jarrad Page).
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Jake Delhomme pass incomplete short middle intended for Steve Smith is intercepted by Jarrad Page at KAN-0
2008-11-02 3 3 3-3 KAN 49 O Tyler Thigpen pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 4 yards (tackle by Cato June and Barrett Ruud). Tony Gonzalez fumbles (forced by Cato June), recovered by Tanard Jackson at TAM-47.
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was overturned: Tyler Thigpen pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 5 yards (tackle by Cato June)
2008-11-16 1 1 1-1 NOR 1 U Larry Johnson up the middle for no gain (tackle by Jonathan Vilma and Marvin Mitchell).
KAN challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-11-23 1 10 1-10 BUF 41 U Tyler Thigpen pass incomplete short right intended for Mark Bradley is intercepted by Leodis McKelvin at BUF-36 and returned for 64 yards, touchdown.
KAN challenged the runner was in bounds ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-11-23 3 10 3-10 KAN 23 U Tyler Thigpen up the middle for 9 yards. Tyler Thigpen fumbles, recovered by Marcus Stroud at KAN-33 and returned for 6 yards (tackle by Will Franklin).
KAN challenged the fumble ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-12-07 1 10 1-10 KAN 18 O Jay Cutler pass complete short middle to Eddie Royal for 11 yards (tackle by Bernard Pollard).
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Jay Cutler pass incomplete short middle intended for Eddie Royal
2008-12-07 2 10 2-10 KAN 32 O Tyler Thigpen pass incomplete short right intended for Jeff Webb is intercepted by Wesley Woodyard at KAN-35. Wesley Woodyard fumbles (forced by Jeff Webb), recovered by Josh Bell at KAN-35.
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Tyler Thigpen pass incomplete short right intended for Jeff Webb
2008-12-14 1 4 1-4 SDG 4 O Larry Johnson pass incomplete short right intended for Tony Gonzalez. Penalty on Eric Weddle: Defensive Pass Interference, 3 yards (no play).
KAN challenged the pass completion ruling, and the play was overturned: Larry Johnson pass complete short right to Tony Gonzalez for 4 yards, touchdown. Penalty on Eric Weddle: Defensive Pass Interference (Declined)
2008-12-14 2 18 2-18 KAN 39 U Philip Rivers pass complete deep right to Malcom Floyd for 16 yards (tackle by Bernard Pollard).
KAN challenged the illegal forward pass ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-12-21 3 21 3-21 MIA 47 U Lousaka Polite up the middle for 14 yards (tackle by Jarrad Page).
KAN challenged the runner was down by contact ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008-12-28 2 3 2-3 CIN 33 U Tyler Thigpen pass complete deep right to Dwayne Bowe for 32 yards.
KAN challenged the runner broke the plane ruling, and the play was upheld.
2008Challenges: 12 Overturned: 5 Upheld: 7
TotalChallenges: 53 Overturned: 22 Upheld: 31

Worked For

NFL head coaches this coach worked under in his career.
Name Role
Tony Dungy Assistant Head Coach/Defensive Backs
Marty Schottenheimer Defensive Backs, Scout