Heisman Trophy winner to address EHS students, community invited

Photo courtesy of Edgewater High School.

Photo courtesy of Edgewater High School.

Edgewater seniors and the College Park community are in for a remarkable treat as Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward comes to offer a motivational message about stepping into the next chapter of life.

Among the best college athletes in many years, Ward won over thirty awards during his senior year as a quarterback at FSU. He set nineteen school records, seven ACC records, won the Heisman Trophy and led the FSU Seminoles to their first-ever National Championship under coach Bobby Bowden.

Following Ward’s success as quarterback at FSU, he went on to play professional basketball for the New York Knicks, San Antonio Spurs and the Houston Rockets.

Ward currently coaches high school football in Pensacola, where he lives with his family: Tonja, his wife of 21 years, and their three children, Caleb (17), Hope (13) and Joshua (8).

In addition to coaching, and his roles as husband and father, Ward travels across the country as a motivational speaker. He also founded the Charlie Ward Basketball Camps for girls and boys in New York, Pennsylvania and Georgia. These camps not only build basketball skills but character as well.

The program “Eagles Take Flight” will be held in the Edgewater High School gym Saturday, May 20, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

The community is welcome to attend this free event.

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