Dan R Edwards

Adjunct • Sport Communication

Education & Human Services Administration • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Public relations

Sport communication

Media relations

Sport management


Professional football



M.A. Sports Administration and Facility Management

Ohio University

May 1984


B.S. Business Administration/Management

University of Oregon

June 1981


Dan Edwards, the Jacksonville Jaguars’ senior vice president of communications, is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Jaguars' communications division, which includes public relations, digital media content and broadcasting. He is a veteran of 33 seasons in the NFL and 23 years with the Jaguars.

Joining the Jaguars on May 4, 1994 from the Pittsburgh Steelers, Edwards had ten previous seasons of NFL experience with the Steelers, the Miami Dolphins and the National Football 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 just six current Jaguars staff members who have been with the franchise since its first year, beginning 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 his 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 for the NFL at 27 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 has served as an adjunct professor in sport communication at the University of North Florida.


Pro Football Writers of America Pete Rozelle Award, 1991

NFL Charities scholarship, 1984


UNF Adjunct Professor,  sport communication, 2008-present

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Board of Directors, 2010-present

Leadership Jacksonville, class of 2009

UNF Sport Management Advisory Council

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