Edgerton Hartwell
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Personal information
Born: (1978-05-27) May 27, 1978 (age 43)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school:North Las Vegas (NV) Cheyenne
College:Western Illinois
NFL Draft:2001 / Round: 4 / Pick: 126
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:400
Forced fumbles:5
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at NFL.com

Edgerton "Ed" Hartwell II (born May 27, 1978)[1] is a former American football linebacker. He played college football at Western Illinois and was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. Hartwell was also a member of the Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, Oakland Raiders and Las Vegas Locomotives.

Early years

Hartwell was born in Las Vegas, Nevada,[1] and graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1996.[2] He played college football at University of Wisconsin and Western Illinois University.[3]

Professional career

Baltimore Ravens

Hartwell was drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft. He played for the Ravens from 2001 to 2004. He never missed a game, though he was limited to special teams in 2001. He finished his career with the Ravens with 337 tackles, six sacks and one interception.[citation needed]

Atlanta Falcons

After the 2004 season, Hartwell became a free agent and was signed to a six-year, $26.25 million contract by the Atlanta Falcons.[4] He spent two injury-plagued seasons with the Falcons before being released on March 2, 2007.[5] He played in only 13 games recording 63 tackles and one sack.[citation needed]

Cincinnati Bengals

On May 3, 2007, Hartwell signed with the Cincinnati Bengals. However, he was released on September 1 following the preseason and spent the rest of the year out of football.[citation needed]

Oakland Raiders

Hartwell signed with the Oakland Raiders on May 2, 2008. He was released by the team on August 13 after the team signed punter Glenn Pakulak.[citation needed]

Las Vegas Locomotives

Hartwell signed with the Las Vegas Locomotives in 2010.[2][6]

Personal life

Marriage to Lisa Wu-Hartwell

Hartwell married reality television personality Lisa Wu-Hartwell in December 2005.[7][8][9] Their son Ed Jr. was born May 9, 2007.[10] Lisa also has sons Jordan (b. 1995) and Justin (b. 1998) with ex-husband R&B singer Keith Sweat.[11][12][13]

Court records show that Lisa Wu-Hartwell and Ed Hartwell borrowed $2.9 million to buy their suburban mansion in June 2007. Just over two years later, Bank of America paid $1.9 million for the house at a foreclosure sale at the Forsyth County, Georgia courthouse, after the Hartwells defaulted on their adjustable-rate mortgage from the bank.[14][failed verification][15]

Ed Hartwell filed for divorce on August 24, 2011; it was finalized October 7, 2011,[16] with the court document giving her name as Sharon Millette Hartwell.[17][18]

Marriage to Keshia Knight Pulliam

On New Year's Day 2016, Hartwell married actress Keshia Knight Pulliam.[19][20] On July 17, 2016, Knight Pulliam announced that she was expecting her first child, a girl, with husband Ed Hartwell.[21] Hartwell filed for divorce on July 25, 2016.[22][23] Their daughter, Ella Grace Hartwell, was born on January 23, 2017.[24][25] The divorce was finalized in April 2018, with Knight Pulliam receiving primary custody of Ella while Hartwell was ordered to pay child support of about $3,000 a month.[26]

Media appearances

Hartwell is featured in seasons 1 and 2 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, a Bravo TV reality show that follows the life of the Hartwells and several other Housewives and their families. Lisa and Ed Hartwell had several aspiring businesses such as a real estate firm called Hartwell and Associates,[27][28][29][unreliable source?] a jewelry line called Wu Girls,[29][30] a t-shirt line called Hart 2 Hart Clothing, a women's clothing line called Closet Freak,[31][32] and a baby clothing line called Hart 2 Hart Baby.[29][33]


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  2. ^ a b "Las Vegas native Ed Hartwell ecstatic as Locomotives open training camp". lasvegassun.com. Las Vegas Sun. August 19, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  3. ^ Mel Kiper Jr., Mel Jr. (November 3, 2000). "Sleeper of the Week: Edgerton Hartwell". ESPN. Archived from the original on November 9, 2000. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Atlanta is where Hartwell is: LB picks Falcons". espn.com. ESPN. March 21, 2005. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  5. ^ "Falcons release CB Jason Webster - USATODAY.com". USA Today. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  6. ^ "Locomotives bolster roster through UFL Draft". Las Vegas Sun. June 3, 2010. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  7. ^ "'Real Housewives' star splits from husband". New York Daily News. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  8. ^ "Former 'Real Housewives' Lisa Wu Hartwell separates from husband - Radio and TV Talk". radiotvtalk.blog.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  9. ^ Annie Martin (January 22, 2016). "Keshia Knight Pulliam announces marriage". upi.com. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  10. ^ http://www.blackcelebkids.com/2010/05/10/ej-hartwells-zoorific-birthday Archived December 8, 2015, at the Wayback Machine happy 3rd Birthday EJ!
  11. ^ "Lisa Wu Hartwell sues Keith Sweat for full custody". accessatlanta.com. Access Atlanta. June 15, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2016. The two children are Jordan Sweat, age 14, and Justin Sweat, age 11.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on December 22, 2014. Retrieved March 9, 2015.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  14. ^ "Theyre rich and famous and in foreclosure". Bankrate.com. Bankrate.com.
  15. ^ Tuman, Diane (August 11, 2009). "Atlanta 'Housewife' Lisa Wu Hartwell Loses Home to Foreclosure". zillow.com. Zillow. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  16. ^ "Court Documents Show Lisa Wu and Ed Hartwell's Divorce Is Finalized - Wetpaint, Inc". wetpaint.com. Wetpaint. November 20, 2012. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  17. ^ "Former RHOA Lisa Wu & Ed Hartwell Divorce Final… *Court Documents*". StraightFromTheA.com. January 4, 2012. Archived from the original on April 22, 2016. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  18. ^ "Edgerton Hartwell, II vs. haron Millette Hartwell". Superior Court, Fulton County, Georgia. August 24, 2011. Archived from the original on February 10, 2012. Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  19. ^ "Ex-'Cosby' kid Keshia Knight Pulliam is engaged". usatoday.com. USA Today. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  20. ^ "'Cosby Show' Star Keshia Knight Pulliam Is Engaged". ABC News. January 3, 2016. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  21. ^ "The Cosby Show's Keshia Knight Pulliam Is Pregnant". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  22. ^ Martin, Annie. "Keshia Knight Pulliam headed for divorce after pregnancy news: The actress and Ed Hartwell married in January after four months of dating". United Press International. July 26, 2016.
  23. ^ "Keshia Knight Pulliam "blindsided" by divorce filing, claims Ed Hartwell cheated - Atlanta Buzz with Jennifer Brett". buzz.blog.ajc.com. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  24. ^ https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-moms/news/keshia-knight-pulliam-gives-birth-welcomes-baby-girl-w462505/
  25. ^ https://people.com/parents/keshia-knight-pulliam-welcomes-daughter-ella-grace/
  26. ^ Ho, Rodney (April 24, 2018). "Keshia Knight Pulliam Finalizes Divorce with Ed Hartwell, Gets Primary Custody". WSB Radio. Retrieved April 25, 2018.
  27. ^ Keys, Lisa (November 23, 2008). "ATLANTA 'HOUSEWIFE' CONFIDENTIAL". New York Post. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  28. ^ "Atlanta 'Housewife' Lisa Wu Hartwell Loses Home to Foreclosure - Zillow Porchlight". Zillow. August 11, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2016.
  29. ^ a b c jaymie (November 2008). "Atlanta "Housewive" Lisa Wu Hartwell". Asiancemagazine.com. Archived from the original on January 2, 2011. Retrieved September 18, 2010.
  30. ^ "Lisa Wu Hartwell's Jewelry Collection". Essence.com. Essence Magazine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2009.
  31. ^ Kris De Leon (May 28, 2009). "The Real Housewives of Atlanta: Lisa Wu-Hartwell Launches New Clothing Line". BuddyTV. Retrieved August 4, 2016.
  32. ^ "Lisa Wu Closet Freak". Essence.com. Essence Magazine.
  33. ^ "Designs by Lisa Wu Hartwell". Essence.com. Essence Magazine. Archived from the original on September 10, 2010.

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