Adam Edwards III

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oooh, orphan Template:Infobox college football player Adam Edwards III (born July 6, 1976) is a former college American football player who played for Oklahoma State in 1996, 1998 and 1999. He later worked in pharmaceutical sales and in franchise business and development.

Education and football

Edwards graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science degree in business, health, and criminal justice.[1] He played for the Oklahoma State Cowboys football teams in 1996, 1998, and 1999.[2] He attended training camp with the Dallas Cowboys as a free agent in the summer of 2000,[3] but he was released in August before the 2000 NFL season began.[4]

Business career

Pharmaceutical/charitable

From March 2003 to November 2006, Edwards worked in pharmaceutical sales representing Ortho-McNeil Products in western Oklahoma.[1] From November 2006 to June 2009, he then worked in Oklahoma for Ther-Rx, a pharmaceutical company specializing in vaginal creams and transdermal spray.[1]

From 2009 to 2012, Edwards was associated with Hunger Relief International (HRI) in the area of "global sponsor relations".[1]

Franchise

From November 2011 to June 2013, Edwards and his wife, Sarah Ainsworth-Edwards, operated a company called Nspire.[1] Nspire invested in a master franchise in Oklahoma for Golden Heart Senior Care, a provider of in-home care for senior citizens.[1][5]

From January to July 2015, Edwards worked as the executive director of franchise development for Mrs. Winner's Chicken & Biscuits, a regional fast food restaurant chain.[1]

Edwards and his wife also operate a franchise brokerage business called iMatch that seeks to match clients with franchise opportunities.[6][7][8]

Edwards is also the founder and chairman Waters Edge Winery, a winery and wine bar in Oklahoma City that he describes as an "urban winery franchise".[1][9][10][11] Water's Edge received a Beacon Award for philanthropy from The Journal Record in 2016.[12] It was also recognized by the web site okc.biz in 2015 as one of the top venues in Oklahoma City for an event or meeting, [13] in addition to being named by So6ix magazine as Oklahoma City's best winery in 2016 and 2017. [14][15]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Adam Edwards' Linked In profile
  2. "Adam Edwards". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/adam-edwards-1.html. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  3. "Big dreams, big hair Ex-Poke plays with Dallas, remembers days with Afro". July 28, 2000. http://newsok.com/article/2705883. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  4. "Transactions". August 2000. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/12142141/transactions_national_football_league/. 
  5. "From Football to Franchapreneur: Adam Edwards". http://www.nflplayerengagement.com/news-and-media/player-news/articles/from-football-to-franchapreneur-adam-edwards/. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  6. "About iMatch - I Match Franchise". http://www.imatchfranchise.com/about-imatch.html. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  7. "Business Broker Profile of Adam Edwards, NFL Alumni, CFE, CTA". http://www.bizbuysell.com/business-broker/adam-edwards-nfl-alumni-cfe-cta/imatch-franchise-and-global-investments/20637/. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  8. "My Career Change: Adam Edwards' Career After the NFL - VIKTRE Career Network". 5 July 2016. https://jobs.viktre.com/career-change-adam-edwards-career-nfl/. Retrieved 5 July 2017. 
  9. "Forty Under 40 Class of 2014". okc.biz. http://okc.biz/2014/11/11/forty-under-40-class-of-2014/. Retrieved July 6, 2017. 
  10. http://www.405magazine.com/February-2017/Big-Leagues-to-Business/
  11. http://exposure-magazine.com/an-exclusive-qa-with-adam-edwards-iii-nfl-alumnus-and-franchapreneur/
  12. http://journalrecord.com/2016/07/14/beacon-profile-waters-edge-winery/
  13. http://okc.biz/best-of-business-2015-winners-list
  14. https://issuu.com/so6ix/docs/so6ixmagazine_february2016
  15. https://issuu.com/so6ix/docs/so6ixmagazine_january2017

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