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Julian Edelman

Julian Edelman’s story is a phenomenal one, as despite being a Quarterback at Kent State, Patriots Head Coach, Bill Belichik saw him as a possible receiver/returner, and as often was the case, he was right.  Edelman was never a Pro Bowl or All-Pro Selection, but he became a regular target of Tom Brady, and would have three 1,000-Yard campaigns, accumulating 6,822 Yards with 36 Touchdowns.  Combined with his Return and Rushing Yards, Edelman had a total of 9,869 All-Purpose Yards.

What makes Edelman a fringe Hall of Fame candidate is his post-season play.  Edelman won three Super Bowls (XLIX, LI and LIII), all of which, he was the leading receiver for his team.  In Super Bowl LIII, Edelman was the Super Bowl MVP, and had the catch of the game in their come-from-behind win over Atlanta in Super Bowl LI.  Edelman is second only to Jerry Rice in post-season Receptions with 118.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Woodside, California, U.S.A.
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Played For: New England Patriots
  • College: Kent State
  • Drafted: 7th Round, 232nd Overall in 2009
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Super Bowl MVP (LII)
    Super Bowl Rings (3) (New England Patriots XLIX, LI & LIII) 

  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (2013, 2014, 2016 & 2019)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (1) (2013)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards per Punt Return (2) (2010 & 2014)

  • Notable All Time Rankings:

    17. Yards per Punt Return: 11.2
    39. Punt Return Yards: 1,986
    63. Punt Returns: 177
    75. Receptions: 620

Should Julian Edelman be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 100%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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