10 Interesting Facts About Julian Edelman, MVP of Super Bowl LIII, We Bet You Didn’t Know!

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Julian Edelman, New England Patriots wide receiver was named the MVP of Super Bowl LIII. He also made one of the best catches in Super Bowl history, wrote children’s books and much more.

Nexter.org prepared you a list of 10 most interesting .

  1. There was a time when he conducted the Boston Pops Orchestra.

Source: Youtube

Like for real! Real Opera, real audience. Check out the video here.

 

  1. He is Jewish.

Source: Instagram/@Julian Edelman

During a 2014 game against the Denver Broncos, he wore an Israeli-American flag pin on his hat and in November 2018 he showed his support for the victims of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.

 

  1. He wrote 2 children’s books.

Source: Julianedelman

The first one is called “Flying High” and it is about a squirrel called Jules who by discipline and hard work overcomes his physical limitations. The second book is a sequel, “Flying High 2,” and it is based on Julian’s epic catch from Super Bowl LI.

 

  1. He has awesome nicknames.

Source: Getty Images

Darrelle Revis calls him “Energizer Bunny,” Tom Brady – “Minitron”. But his own favorite one is “Squirrel” because he once yelled from the sideline “don’t let me get squirrelly out there.”

 

  1. He made one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history.

Source: AP/Patrick Semansky

It was almost the end of the third quarter in Super Bowl LI. Patriots against the Atlanta Hawks, who held a commanding 28-3 lead. The Patriots got the ball back with 3:30 left. Edelman ran through Falcons defenders and caught the ball just inches off the ground for the first down.

 

  1. Occasionally he plays defense.

Source: Getty Images

Edelman is a versatile player. Even though he is actually a wide receiver, he is also a kick returner and stellar punt. Moreover, he played defense in 115 games over the course of his NFL career.

 

  1. He’s only 5-foot-10.

Source: Getty Images

The Golden Flashes, as well as the Patriots, listed Edelman at 6 feet tall when in reality he is actually 5-foot-10. The team finally changed his official mark to show his real height after a year in New England.

 

  1. He wasn’t invited to the NFL combine.

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Despite the fact that he wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine, Edelman still left a strong impression with analysts and scouts when he beat every time clocked at the combine with a 3.91-second 2 0-yard shuttle.

 

  1. He played quarterback for Kent State in college.

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Julian was under center for the Kent State Golden Flashes for three years. During that time, he threw for 4,997 yards and rushed for another 2,483 which lead the team in both categories.

 

  1. Edelman got a tour of Atlanta from a total stranger before Super Bowl LIII.

Source: Getty Images

“Literally, I was walking down, and there’s a dude, Nate, he came up,” Edelman told Boston.com. “We saw each other at the gas station, and he just started walking with me and telling me everything about the area. It was like having a cool little guide… He’s a good dude. It was kind of like a little friendship that just grew.”

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10 Interesting Facts About Julian Edelman, MVP of Super Bowl LIII, We Bet You Didn’t Know!
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