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From Blue Collar, Ohio to Super Bowl Champion

The journey to the sporting world's grandest stage - the Super Bowl - is often wrought with overwhelming obstacles, personal challenges, and a workload that would make most men cringe. No one understands this more than Marc Edwards, whose winding road from blue collar Norwood, Ohio to the NFL and ultimately the Super Bowl was littered with derailing pot holes. How Marc became a successful family man and an old-school battering ram of a Super Bowl champion should no longer be a mystery.


Odyssey: From Blue Collar, Ohio to Super Bowl Champion chronicles Marc's personal quest for something great and how a cast of family members and behind-the-scenes family friends helped to keep him on track. Freelance writer and former award-winning newspaper sports editor Aaron M. Smith takes the reader on an intriguing ride through the rigors and joys of transforming from a third-grader with a dream to a captain at legendary Notre Dame and eventually to the starting backfield for the world champion New England Patriots. Marc's struggles and eventual triumph will serve as inspiration and offer proof that you most certainly can do anything you want if you simply put in the effort.


This book is very inspiring, and Mark is an amazing person to overcome all the obstacles in his life. He showed that if you set your mind to it, you can do anything you want in life. Truly enjoyed reading this book. Congratulations Marc for all you have accomplished.

-- Amazon review

I grew up a huge Notre Dame fan and one of my favorite players was Marc Edwards. He was the epitome of a Notre Dame football player. I came across this book about Marc, ordered a copy, and it was a great read. It explained a lot about who Marc was and brought back a ton of memories from watching him play in the mid-90s. I love biographies on football players and this one is another good one. I recommend this book for any ND fan or football fan for that matter. The author really makes you connect to Marc; he was just a regular guy, not a superstar diva. Good stuff!

-- Barnes and Noble review

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