George Mason, athletic director, Brad Edwards, Redskins, Super Bowl Champion

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WASHINGTON (WUSA 9) -- A familiar face stopped by WUSA 9 studios this week to talk about his new job, which has brought him back to the D.C. metro area. Former Washington Redskins safety Brad Edwards became the new athletic director at George Mason University earlier this summer and is ecstatic to be back in town.

"It's exciting at this time in my life to be part of an institution that's growing," Edwards said.

Redskins fans remember Edwards as a starting free safety on the 1991 Super Bowl Championship team. Edwards said it's been amazing to return to the area and see how George Mason University has developed.

"I was out with [former Redskin] Charles Mann today walking up this old hill we used to run right outside the field house and I told Charles that year we ran here the school had about 5,000 students."

Now, George Mason has more than 30,000 students and is the largest public university in Virginia. As for goals, Edwards was very specific.

"We want to try to do everything we can to put our basketball team in a position to win not only Atlantic 10 championships but also national championships," said Edwards.

When asked about the possibility of adding a football program to George Mason, Edwards added: "You never say never, but there's a lot to it and people don't realize what it takes to go from zero to 100 in that sport."

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